Jacket Potato with Bacon, Mushroom, and Peppercorn
By Paula Deen
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 10 minutes
- Servings: 10
- 12 oz chopped bacon
- 4 medium well scrubbed baking potatoes
- 8 oz sliced button mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon drenched in cold water green peppercorns
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1 cup cream
- for topping butter
Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Prick potatoes with a fork and bake until soft, about 1 hour.
Sauté bacon, add button mushrooms and cook until golden brown. Pour brandy first into a measuring cup (for safety) and then into the pan and carefully ignite with a long match. After the alcohol burns off and the flame has died, stir in the peppercorns. Stir in the cream and heat through, without boiling. Salt and pepper to taste.
Cut open baked potatoes. Top each with a spoonful of butter, then cover generously with sauce.