Arsenic. Not really. Only joking. How about something that is filling, reasonably nutritious and delicious on a wintry night? Its got to be baked potatoes with bacon, beans and cheese. (Don’t forget to omit bacon for vegetarian household members).
Baked potatoes with bacon, beans and cheese isn’t exactly adventurous posting material but the real reason for this post is to demonstrate my method for baking the perfect baked potato (its taken my nearly forty years to work out).
I’ve tried pricking it all over, wrapping it in foil, pre-cooking in a microwave, all that. Finally I stumbled upon the skewer method.
Just stick a long metal skewer through your spuds, prick them with a fork and then cover in olive oil and some salt and bake for an hour.
You get a lovely crispy skin and fluffy insides!
Cook up some bacon and pour in the beans.
Then serve it up with a big handful of grated cheese!