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    Speedy jacket potatoes with crispy bacon and salmon

    A cheap and easy midweek dish, on the table in 30 minutes

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 25 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    4 essential Waitrose baking potatoes
    1 tbsp olive oil
    3 essential Waitrose smoked British bacon streaky rashers
    400g essential Waitrose natural cottage cheese
    1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
    1 tbsp chopped chives
    100g Cooks’ Ingredients smoked salmon flakes

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. Prick the potatoes with a fork, place on a plate and microwave on high (900W)for 3 minutes. Turn them over and microwave for a further 3 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet and brush with the oil. Season and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, place the bacon on a separate baking sheet and cook with the potatoes in the oven for 6–8 minutes.
    3. Crumble the bacon and mix into the cottage cheese with the remaining ingredients; season. Once the potatoes are cooked, cut them open, add the topping and serve.

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    Cook's tips

    For fast jacket potatoes, start them in the microwave, then finish in the oven to guarantee that all-important crisp skin.

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