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    Snipe 'Butcher's treat'.


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    Snipe 'Butcher's treat'.

    Post  Admin on Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:56 pm


    4 large baking potatoes

    4 oven-ready snipe

    A couple of good knobs of butter

    4 sage leaves

    A few sprigs of thyme

    Salt and freshly ground black pepper


    Preheat the oven to 230C/gas 8 or the hottest it will go. Cut off a small piece of potato at the base so that it sits level. Cut about 1cm off the top for the lid and carefully hollow out the flesh from the potato with a small sharp knife, a grapefruit knife or a melon baller, leaving about one centimetre of thickness of potato all the way around. You can cook and mash up the potato to serve with the snipe, or simply season and butter the pieces and roast with a little chopped onion and bacon while the snipe is cooking. Put a knob of butter in the bottom of the potato, place the seasoned snipe on top then the rest of the butter on top with the sage and thyme.

    Replace the lid and bake for about 30 minutes. A snipe usually only takes about 10 minutes but the surrounding potato is protecting it from the fierce heat. Serve immediately.

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