West Country potatoes

West Country potatoes

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If you have difficulty in buying the cheese, use plain Cheddar and sprinkle with finely snipped chives or chopped onions.
Servings: 12
Calories: 240


  • 12 even-sized potatoes
  • scrubbed vegetable oil for brushing
  • salt
  • 8 oz Double Gloucestercheese with chives and onion


  • Heat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas7.
  • Prick the potatoes well with a fork, then brush each one with a very little oil.
  • Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and place in the oven, directly on the shelves. Bake for about 1 hour or until they feel soft in the centre when pierced with a skewer.
  • Just before serving, cut the cheese into 24 thin slices. Make 2 slits in each potato and put a slice of cheese in each slit. Serve at once while the potatoes are still hot.
Calories: 240 kcal
Carbohydrates: 37 g
Protein: 9 g
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Sodium: 130 mg
Potassium: 915 mg
Fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 2 g
Vitamin A: 194 IU
Vitamin C: 42 mg
Calcium: 162 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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