For 4 people you need
4 large old potatoes
little melted fat or oil OR little seasoned flour
1 oz. margarine or butter
4 oz. finely chopped cooked ham or boiled bacon
or cooked meat or corned beef
stuffed baked potatoes
Scrub and dry then prick the potatoes,
to prevent the skin ‘bursting’.
To crisp skin rub outside with melted fat or little oil-or roll in a very little seasoned flour.
Put on the baking tray or sheet.
Either bake in a moderately hot oven
400°F. – Gas Mark 5-6 until soft OR
Bake in a very moderate to moderate
oven 350-375°F.-Gas Mark 3-4
for 1 1/2 -2 hours.
Slit the skin at once for a plain baked potato to give a ‘floury’ texture as the steam escapes, but
when stuffing, cut a slice from the top and scoop out most of the inside.
Mash this with the margarine and seasoning, add the bacon and pile back into the cases.
Re-heat if wished for a further 10minutes.
Oven position : centre