Amazing Baked Potato Recipe
Readers of the recipe section of my blog will know that I don’t often post any high-carb recipes, mostly because I believe in the vast majority of cases, we eat too much carbohydrate.
There is a time and a place for carbohydrate though – when they have been EARNED through some good, hard training.
When you have earned your carbohydrates, I can think of few better ways to eat them than this amazing baked potato recipe…
- 1 Large baking potato
- 1 small onion
- 3 rashers of lean smoked bacon
- 3 tablespoons of baked beans (don’t skimp – go for Heinz Baked Beans, the king of the baked bean world)
- A thumb-sized chunk of cheese
- Pre-cook your potato until it’s about 75% done. I do it in the microwave to speed up the process.
- When your potato is about 75% cooked, finish it off in an oven at around 200 degrees Celsius. This has the effect of crisping the skin, making it structurally more sound (important for later on), plus it’s tastier.
- Whilst the potato is cooking, chop the bacon and onion into smallish chunks and fry.
- When the potato is cooked, make a hole in the top and scoop out the insides (use a teaspoon as you can be more accurate), leaving enough potato flesh to support the skin, preventing it from collapsing.
- Take the potato flesh you have removed and mash with a fork, then add to the bacon and onion. When these are mixed, stir in the beans and grate the cheese into the mixture, warming through in the pan.
- When the bacon, onions, potato, beans and cheese are thoroughly mixed, spoon the mixture back into the potato shell you have created. It will fill the potato and have enough left over to stack it high!
- Return to the oven for 10-15 minutes to warm through, then eat!
This is an amazing baked potato recipe, plus the technique can be used with all kinds of other fillings, so get creative and enjoy your carb re-feed days!
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