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Cheesy Baked Potato Halves

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Cheesy Baked Potato Halves
Difficulty:
easy
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Preparation:
15 min.
Preparation
ready in 3 h. 5 min.
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
4
large, floury potatoes
2 tablespoons
1 cup
Pancetta (diced)
2
shallots (finely chopped)
2 tablespoons
½ cup
1 ¾ cups
2 tablespoons
flat-leaf parsley (chopped)
freshly ground peppers

Preparation steps

1.
Preheat the oven to 170°C(150° fan)|325F|gas 3.
2.
Prick the potatoes several times with a fork. Rub with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on a baking tray and bake for 2 hours 5 - 15 minutes until tender.
3.
Increase the oven to 180°C(160° fan)|350F|gas 4.
4.
Heat a frying pan over a moderate heat until hot. Add the bacon and fry for 3 minutes, until golden. Add the shallots and cook for a further 2 minutes.
5.
Cut the baked potatoes in half and scoop out the insides into a bowl. Mash the potato with the milk and butter, beating until smooth. Stir in the grated cheese, bacon, shallots, parsley, and seasoning.
6.
Arrange the skins on a baking tray. Spoon the mixture into the potato skins and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and golden.