A Pukka Potato

Serves 1

Preparation Time Less than 10 mins

Cooking Time Over 2 hrs


1 large baking potato, with thick skin
10ml/2tsp tomato puree
a pinch of basil
a pinch of parsley
a dash Tabasco sauce
a pinch of salt
freshly ground black pepper
80g/3oz mozzarella, grated


  1. Bake the potato in the oven at 180C/350F/Gas 4 for 2 hours.
  2. When the potato is tender, cut it across in both directions and scoop out all the insides. Keep hold of the skin but put it to one side.
  3. Place the potato insides into a bowl and mix with the puree, basil, parsley, Tabasco, salt and pepper. Give the whole thing a good mix and then return it back into the potato skin.
  4. Sprinkle the mozzarella over the top of the potato and place it under the grill to melt. Serve hot.