[Recipe] Double Baked Potatoes with Cheese and Leek

In an attempt to wean my self off deep fat fried shit - you know how stuff blitzed in beef fat tastes pretty bloody good, right - I've attempted to try something baked for a change. 

In this episode, I've tried to master the art of double baked potatoes.

Loaded double baked potato shells on slate.
Loaded double baked potato shells on slate.


  • 4 x Baked potatoes (no shit, sherlock)
  • Butter
  • Cream or creme fraiche
  • Grated cheddar 
  • 1 x leek
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Bake potatoes for 1 hour at 200 degrees /  gas mark 6. Skins should be slightly crispy and insides tender.
  2. Slice the leek into thin strips, boil, and drain.
  3. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes then slice in half and scoop out the insides into a bowl, leaving 1/2cm of potato thickness inside the skin.
  4. Put skins back into oven for 10 minutes to crisp up.
  5. Add nob of butter, cream / creme fraiche, leeks, 1/2 the grated cheese, salt and pepper to the potato in the bowl and MASH IT within an inch of its life.
  6. Pop the now crispy potato shells out of the overn - if they're not crispy TURN THE BLOODY OVEN BACK ON - spoon the creamy mash mix back into the shells, top with the rest of the cheddar and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
  7. Serve on a suitable pretentious piece of slate, or other hackneyed serving dish.

Loaded potato shells with Cheese and Leek
Ok, so with the cream, butter and cheese it's not THAT healthy, but double baked potatoes are a great alternative to other potato dishes. 

If you're feeling MEATY, add some chopped, grilled BACON to pick up the flavour. 

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One Response to “[Recipe] Double Baked Potatoes with Cheese and Leek”

  1. Yummy! Thanks for the recipe! I'll try to make it oneday, looks so tasty with the cheese! ;)