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Gruyère and Chive Potato Skins

Gruyère and Chive Potato Skins

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These will make the perfect side dish for a weekday dinner.

  • Makes : 4-6 |
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 10 mins |
  • Cook Time : 1:15 hours
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4 large potatoes, scrubbed

olive oil

Maldon salt

230–250 g cream cheese

1 C (250 ml) grated Gruyère or extra mature Cheddar cheese

½ C (125 ml) chopped chives

salt and pepper to taste

Topping

½ C (125 ml) grated Gruyère or extra mature Cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

Rub the potatoes with the olive oil and Maldon salt. Sprinkle some salt on a baking tray and place the potatoes on top (this absorbs excess moisture and makes them crispy!). Bake for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.

Increase the oven temperature to 200 °C.

Cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh, keeping the skins intact. Mix the cooked potato with the cream cheese, Gruyère and chives until well combined. Season to taste.

Generously spoon the mixture back into the potato skins and top with the cheese. Bake for 15 minutes until golden and bubbling.

Serve with a crisp garden salad.