Transform basic baked potato with melted cheese topping. Great comfort food!!!
- 4 medium baking potatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 25 g butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 250 g lardons
- 2 tbsp double cream
- 200 g Gruyère cheese, grated
- 4 tbsp chopped parsley
Heat the oven to 200°C. Prick the potatoes all over with a fork, then rub with half the oil, salt and black pepper. Bake in the oven for about 1 hour 20 minutes. (If you have got microwave with oven function – jacket potato – then the baking time is 20 minutes!!!)
Heat the remaining oil and half the butter in a frying pan. Add onion and gently cook until soft and golden. Remove from the pan. Add the lardons and fry until crisp.
Halve each potato lengthways ( careful, they’re hot! ), then scoop out most of the potato into a bowl, leaving a potato skin shell with a thin layer of potato. In the bowl mix the potato with butter, cream, lardons, onion, ¾ of cheese and half the parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon back into the potato shells and top with the remaining cheese. Return to the oven for 10-15 minutes until melting and golden. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley.