- 1 Baking Potato or Sweet Potato
- 1 Spring Onion
- 1 Egg
- 1 Slice of Cooked, Diced Bacon or 1 TBSP Bacon Bits
- 1 TBSP Grated Cheese
Preparation Time – 15 Minutes
Cooking Time – 25 Minutes
30 ‘Til 30 Recipe 16
Baked potatoes are probably one of the easiest and most filling meals ever. Whenever I am working a long day and need a more substantial lunch baked potatoes are my go to.
These potato bowls are delicious, especially when using sweet potato, I just love sweet potato and feel so much healthier when I substitute my white potato for sweet potato.
Preheat your oven to 200°C
First of all you need to cook your potatoes until they are just about done. I do this by pricking them with a fork a few times and then microwaving them on full power for 10 minutes. You can cook them for a few hours in the oven, but microwaving them is fine because you are going to put them in the oven for 25mins later on and the skin will crisp then.
Once the you have cooked your potatoes until they are almost done, cut out a hole in the top of the potato and scoop out most of the middle, leaving about a centimetre of potato.
Chop up the spring onion and put it into the bottom of the potato bowl.
Next crack an egg into the bowl.
Now add your bacon or bacon bits. I usually use actual bacon, but have a huge tub of bacon bits to get through so when I made these the other day and I thought why not try bacon bits instead? And it worked.
Place the potatoes onto a baking tray and add the grated cheese.
Place into the oven for between 15 and 25 minutes depending on how hard you like your eggs cooked, I cook mine for 25 as I do not like runny eggs.
I know these dont look very attractive but they taste great, my potatoes may be a lot more attractive if I cooked them for less time, but I just could not eat runny eggs for the sake of a picture, so here is what they look like on the inside.