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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

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

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
19 min.45 min.1 hour 4 min.
Preservation: Should be eaten immediately once plated up.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
15 min.
Potato wallets : Photo of step #1 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 : Photo of step #2 When cold, cut the bacon into shorter pieces.
Stage 3
3 min.
Potato wallets : Photo of step #3 Slice 150 g cheese (Cheddar here) fairly thinly.
Stage 4
20 min.
Potato wallets : Photo of step #4 Wash the potatoes thoroughly (the skins are for eating) and boil them until tender.
Stage 5
4 min.
Potato wallets : Photo of step #5 When cooked, cut several vertical slices, without cutting all the way through.
Stage 6
7 min.
Potato wallets : Photo of step #6 Slip a piece of bacon and/or cheese into each slot.
Stage 7
2 min.
Potato wallets : Photo of step #7 Brush the skins of the potatoes with olive oil to help them crisp up during baking.
Stage 8
1 min.
Potato wallets : Photo of step #8 Finish with a slice of cheese on the top, if you wish...
Stage 9
10 min.
Potato wallets : Photo of step #9 ...and bake for about 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

Serve with a green salad, if possible.

Remarks

Use fairly large potatoes to make assembling the wallets easier.

You can use smoked bacon, if you prefer the flavour.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 2.56 €
Per person : 0.64 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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