1) 4 Medium size potatoes
2) 1/2 Cup Olive oil
3) 8-9 Garlic Cloves
4) 1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
5) 1 Teaspoon Oregano
6) 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese
7) 3-4 Bacon Slices (Optional)
8) Salt to taste
9) Black pepper to taste
10) Fresh Mint Leaves for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 1 hour 20 minutes

* Wash and peel the potatoes and wipe them dry
* Keep 2 wooden spoons or chopsticks on two sides of potato
* Cut very thin slices till the wooden spoon, do not cut completely
* Let the potato be intact from the bottom
* Chop garlic cloves and mix it in olive oil, add oregano too
* Grate cheddar cheese and keep aside
* Fry the bacon slices till crisp and crush it once its cool
* On the potatoes apply olive oil mix till oil seeps in the slices
* Sprinkle salt and pepper generously
* Bake the potatoes at 220 degrees for 20 minutes on a lined baking tray
* Take the potatoes out and apply another coat of olive oil
* Put some cheddar cheese on the top and put them back for baking
* Bake for 20 minutes again till crisp and golden
* Serve hot with a sprig of mint leaves, lemon wedges and crushed bacon on top!


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