UK Independent
Preparation time is 5 minutes

Cooking time is 25 minutes

Serves 4


4 baking potatoes

1 tbsp olive oil

3 smoked bacon streaky rashers

400g natural cottage cheese

1 tbsp chopped flatleaf parsley

1 tbsp chopped chives

100g smoked salmon flakes


Preheat the oven to 220C/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.

Meanwhile, place the bacon on a separate baking sheet and cook with the potatoes in the oven for 6-8 minutes.

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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