Potato beetles with bacon and Cheese
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
6 medium size potatoes
3 rashers of bacon or 1 cup of diced bacon
Salt and pepper
Chicken Stock (enough to go halfway up the baker you use)
Mozzarella cheese 2/3 cup for topping the potatoes
Preheat oven to around 170 degrees celcius. Place a large baker dish on your benchtop and butter its base slightly. Add some crushed garlic or you can chop up a clove finely and spread on buttered base.
Peel the potatoes and using a knife slice the base off the potato to steady it. Then make deep parallel cuts across it reaching almost to the bottom. The potato should hold together like a book.
Place a few small pieces of bacon between each potato slice. Salt and pepper them slightly.
Pour the chicken stock around the potatoes so it is only halfway (no more than halfway).
Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes . Open oven after this time and place the cheese over them and bake for another 30 minutes or until the potatoes are golden and soft when a knife is placed into one.