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Jacket Potato with Bacon, Mushroom, and Peppercorn

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 60 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 12 oz bacon, chopped
  • 4 medium baking potatoes, well scrubbed
  • 8 oz button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon green peppercorns, drenched in cold water
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 cup cream
  • butter, for topping


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.