Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Skins with Cheddar, Spring Onion and Chorizo

Everyone has had normal potato skins, so tasty! But these sweet potato skins are even more delicious and packed with more flavour! So easy to make and a great, healthier alternative.

You can use any ingredients you would like, cheese of course works well (baked potato, obviously it works!), use feta or cheddar or even mozzarella! Then mix with some onion, crispy bacon, smoked salmon or sun dried tomatoes, yummy!

Serve simply with salad or enjoy as part of a Saturday night movie-sofa feast.

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Recipe (serves 2)

2 large sweet potatoes

1 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper

50g cheddar cheese, grated

2 spring onions, chopped

100g chorizo (use the sausage ring, not sandwich slices!), peeled

25g butter

Pre-heat your oven to 180c.

Wash and scrub your potatoes. Dry well and rub with olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes, until tender and cooked through.

While the potatoes are cooking, chop the chorizo into cubes and fry in a pan until golden and turning crisp. No need to add oil, the chorizo has plenty.

When the potatoes are cooked, cut in half, scoop out the flesh being careful to leave a 1/2cm edge. Sprinkle with a little oil all over and some salt and pepper, bake again for another 10 minutes so it crisps up – this stage is what takes it from soggy old potato skins to amazing.

While the skins bake, mash the sweet potato flesh with the butter, crisp chorizo pieces, spring onion, cheddar cheese and some salt and pepper.

Take the skins out of the oven and stuff them with the mix – the more the better. Top with some more cheese and bake again for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and it starts to go brown.

Serve with a simple salad and some dips or alongside some chicken wings for a movie night feast on the sofa.

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