How to make it

  • The Steps:
  • Preheat your oven to 200C
  • Scrub the potatoes and dry them. Prick the skin all over using a fork or small knife and brush with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle a baking tray with some coarse salt, place the potatoes on the tray and bake until tender, which should take somewhere between an hour and an hour and a quarter, depending on size.
  • While the potatoes are baking, place a small frying pan over a medium heat. When hot, add some olive oil, enough to coat the pan.
  • Add the onions to the pan. Stir and fry for around 10 minutes or until they are starting to brown around the edges.
  • Add the garlic and chopped tarragon to the pan, along with a couple of twists of black pepper and a pinch of salt. Stir and fry for another 2 minutes or so and remove from the heat.
  • When the potatoes are done, remove from the oven (but leave the oven turned on). Allow the potatoes to cool for a few minutes, then cut each one in half and scoop out the cooked flesh, being careful not to pierce the skins.
  • Mash the cooked potato lightly with a fork and mix in the fried onion. Add coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, along with a tsp or two of some extra virgin olive oil, again to taste.
  • Use a few tblsp of the potato mixture to line two of the potato halves with a mashed potato layer.
  • Now, take one of the eggs and crack it into a small bowl or jug. Then pour the egg into one of the lined potato shells. If your potato is not big enough for the entire egg, you may need to keep back some of the egg white. Repeat with the second egg.
  • Divide the remaining potato mixture between the two other potato halves, piling them high.
  • Sprinkle the lot with the parmesan and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the whites of the eggs are set. Then eat.
  • Variations
  • You could use parsley, chives or thyme instead of tarragon when frying the onions and you could add bits of bacon, ham or sausage If you like and/or mix some sour cream or butter into the potato instead of the olive oil.

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    " It was excellent "
    windy1950 ate it and said...
    YUMMMMMMM!!! And thanks BIGGIE 5!!
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    Your "5"FORK!!!!! recipe not only looks
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow looks really yummy when are you having me over lol!!!

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  • 22566 11 years ago
    This sounds great...

    No one likes a Half Baked Potato :o)

    Thank-you for the nice sounding recipe.

    Hope you have a good week.

    Kind Regards


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