- 6 large baking potatoes
The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…
- 85g butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 1 tbsp English mustard
- 6 large spring onions, finely chopped
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
- 175g mature cheddar, grated, plus 85g for sprinkling
Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…
- 2 x 300g cans red kidney beans, drained
Heat oven to 200C/fan 220C/gas 7. Oil and season the potatoes, then bake for 1 hr until a knife slides in easily and the skins are crispy. Cool for 10 mins.
Halve the potatoes lengthways and scoop out the cooked potato into a bowl, leaving a thin layer behind so that the skins still hold their shape. Mash the potato with the butter, mustard and seasoning, then stir in the spring onions, 175g cheese and kidney beans. Pile the mixture into the potato skins and scatter with the remaining cheese. Can be made to this stage a day ahead and chilled. Bake for 30-40 mins until golden. Serve with the sausages and salad (see 'Goes well with').