Campfire loaded potatoes recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 1 hr 15 mins-1 hr 30 mins to cook
  • 321 calories / serving
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These delightful loaded potatoes are baked in the embers of a campfire before being stuffed with gooey Gruyère cheese, tasty smoked ham and creamy crème fraîche. 

  1. Prick the potatoes with a fork and brush the skins with a little of the olive oil. Wrap each potato in foil and arrange in the hot campfire ashes (or bake in an oven preheated to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C – do not wrap in foil) for 1 hr 15 mins – 1 hr 30 mins until soft.
  2. Cut each potato in half without slicing all the way through. Scoop out most of the flesh and put into a large bowl with the cheese and crème fraîche. Mix to combine, allowing the cheese to melt to get a creamy mash-like consistency. Season to taste.
  3. Stir through the smoked ham and most of the spring onions. Spoon back into the potato skins and garnish with the remaining spring onions. Season with extra black pepper, if you like.

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  • Ingredients

  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 100g Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 100ml (3 1/2fl oz) half fat crème fraîche
  • 1/2 x 120g pack cooked oak smoked ham, cut into pieces
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
  • Energy 1345kj 321kcal 16%
  • Fat 14g 20%
  • Saturates 8g 41%
  • Sugars 2g 2%
  • Salt 1.1g 19%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 36g Protein 14.8g Fibre 3.3g


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