Loaded skins recipe

Alexis filled her potato skins with lashings of cheese, sour cream and bacon on Come Dine With Me Warwick


  • 9 medium-sized baking potatoes
  • 12 rashers streaky bacon
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 200g grated cheese
  • 300ml soured cream
  • Fresh chives, snipped


How to make loaded skins

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Place the potatoes directly on the oven shelf and bake for 1 hour, or until tender. Remove and set aside to cool.

2. Heat a frying pan until hot and fry the bacon until crisp. Remove and drain on kitchen paper then crumble into small pieces.

3. Slice the potatoes in half lengthways and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Place on a baking tray or grill pan and brush both sides with melted butter. Grill on both sides until golden.

4. Top the skins with bacon and cheese and grill again until golden and bubbling. Combine the soured cream and chives and serve spooned over the skins.

Please note this recipe is the contestant's own and has not been tested professionally. Like the Come Dine With Me contestants, you could be creating a culinary delight or dining disaster, so switch on your ovens and be bold.


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