Jenny’s Potatoes

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I was delighted when a friend shared her recipe for these delicious potatoes, which is comfort food at it’s best. I’ve tweaked her recipe a little to suit my family’s tastes.

4 large potatoes

120 gm ham or bacon, chopped up

sliver of butter

milk to taste

2 eggs (1 egg for every two potatoes)

120 gm grated cheese

chives

Bake the potatoes in their skins. (I wrap them in aluminium foil, then bake them for about one and a quarter hours at 180 degrees Celsius).

Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool.

Cook the bacon.

Slice the potatoes in half long ways and scoop out the inside, leaving a shell around the skin. Mash the potatoes with the egg yolks, milk and butter, then mix in the ham or bacon, the cheese and the chives.

Beat the egg whites until they are stiff, then fold lightly in to the mashed potato.

Spoon the mixture back into the potato shells, then put them back into the oven for another ten to fifteen minutes until the tops start to go golden.