Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Jacket Potato in Pictures

A humble potato...

Stab it all over with a fork.

Wet the potato.
Sprinkle liberally with salt (makes for a crispy skin).

Get the oven nice and hot - 220 C is about as hot as mine will go.
Place the potato on a baking tray, and bake for ~1 hour, turning over half way through.

Remove from the oven.

Now this is the good bit - what makes it really tasty!

Hold the potato in a clean tea towel, and give it a good, firm whack on the work top. This breaks up the skin a bit, and somehow makes it go all fluffy and light inside.

Split the potato - split it along the top, then press from either end of the split to spread it out and up.
Add a generous knob of butter.

And finish with your favourite topping! Here is the classic beans and cheese. Yum!

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biz319 said...

Nice and easy! I love chili stuffed potatoes.

Cooking and the City said...

Yum spuds baked in the oven! leftover chilli or bolognese is really good on them too ;-)