Baked potatoes with bacon, mushroom and spinach sauce

By admin
23 May 2013

This is one of those recipes that will become one of your all-time favourites!

Serves 6

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 1½ hours

6 large potatoes

oil for coating

salt and pepper

STUFFING

6 bacon rashers

15 ml (1 T) butter

100 g mushrooms, sliced

40 g butter

45 ml (3 T) flour

250 ml (1 c) milk

100 g spinach, chopped

handful of parsley, chopped

30 ml (2 T) grated white Cheddar cheese

1.    Preheat the oven to 200 °C.

2.    Prick the potatoes with a fork. Pour a little oil in your hands and rub the potatoes to coat with the oil. Put the potatoes on a baking tray and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 1½ hours.

3.    Stuffing: In a pan over medium heat cook the bacon until golden and set aside. Cook the mushrooms in the same pan.

4.    In a pot over medium heat melt the butter, add the flour and whisk until smooth paste forms. Slowly add the milk, stirring until smooth. Add the spinach, bacon, mushrooms, parsley and cheese.

5.    When the potatoes are cooked, cut a cross on top of each and squeeze to split the potato. Spoon the stuffing into the cross.

- Carmen Hendricks

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