Have Some Potatoes on St Patrick’s Day!

Try this recipe for ‘St Patrick’s Souffle’ potato skins with bacon and cabbage, created for this year’s St Patrick’s Day!

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Serves 4

Total time 20 minutes


  • 4 potatoes (such as Rooster)
  • 20g butter, melted
  • 75g of ham, chopped
  • 100g cooked (savoy) cabbage, shredded
  • 1tsp Dijon mustard
  • 10g chopped parsley
  • 2tbsp sour cream
  • 2 large egg, separated
  • 50g cheddar cheese, grated

How to do it

  • Pre-heat your oven to 200*c / gas 5.
  • Prick the potatoes with a skewer and wrap in cling film and pop into the microwave for about 10 minutes.
  • Slice the cooked jackets in half and scoop out the potato into a large mixing bowl. Brush the inside of the potato skins with the melted butter and pop into the hot oven to crisp a little.
  • Mash the potato with a fork and mix in the chopped ham, cooked shredded cabbage, Dijon mustard, egg yolk, chopped parsley and sour cream. Give it all a really good mix.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the egg white until white light and fluffy. Fold into the potato mixture.
  • Remove the skins from the oven. Spoon the potato mixture into the skins, top with the grated cheese and pop back into the oven for about 8 minutes until golden.
  • Serve with fresh crisp salad.

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