Potato wallets

Potato wallets
These "wallets" are potatoes boiled in their skins and sliced part-way through after cooking. The slots are filled with slices of cheese and grilled bacon and the potatoes are then baked for a few minutes the oven.
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Last modified on: March 8th 2015

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For 4 people, you will need:
  • 1 belly (streaky) bacon 150 g belly (streaky) bacon
  • 2 cheese 150 g cheese
  • 3 olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 potatoes 4 potatoes
  • Total weight: 970 grams

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
19 min.45 min.1 hour 4 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 15 min.
Potato wallets
If not already sliced, slice the bacon into thin rashers.

Lay on a baking sheet and cook at 360°F (180°C) until nicely browned (about 15 minutes), or cook under the grill.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Potato wallets
When cold, cut the bacon into shorter pieces.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Potato wallets
Slice 150 g cheese (Cheddar here) fairly thinly.

Stage 4 - 20 min.
Potato wallets
Wash the potatoes thoroughly (the skins are for eating) and boil them until tender.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
Potato wallets
When cooked, cut several vertical slices, without cutting all the way through.

Stage 6 - 7 min.
Potato wallets
Slip a piece of bacon and/or cheese into each slot.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Potato wallets
Brush the skins of the potatoes with olive oil to help them crisp up during baking.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Potato wallets
Finish with a slice of cheese on the top, if you wish...

Stage 9 - 10 min.
Potato wallets
...and bake for about 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

Serve with a green salad, if possible.
Use fairly large potatoes to make assembling the wallets easier.

You can use smoked bacon, if you prefer the flavour.
Should be eaten immediately once plated up.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,190 Kcal or 9,169 Kj59 gr132 gr158 gr
109 %23 %12 %24 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
226 Kcal or 946 Kj6 gr14 gr16 gr
11 %2 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
547 Kcal or 2,290 Kj15 gr33 gr40 gr
27 %6 %3 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 2.56 €
  • Per person : 0.64 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Belly (streaky) baconBelly (streaky) bacon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Winemaker's toast, Sunday night pasta, Potted meat (rillettes), Confit of carrots with bacon, "Land and sea" kebabs, ... All
CheeseCheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Hamburgers, Croque-monsieur complet, Crispy potato galette with leeks, Warm cauliflower salad with two cheeses, French toast "cordon bleu", ... All
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gratin Dauphinois, Home-made potato crisps , Chicken breasts with tarragon, Gratin with Parmesan flavours, Hotpot my grandmother's way , ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Leek and tuna loaf, Tomato tatin, Koulibiak in pie dish, Baked potatoes with poached egg and tuna sauce , Rabbit civet "à la normande", ... All
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