Classic jacket potatoes

Classic jacket potatoes

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 1 hr, 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Make the perfect jacket potato - crispy on the outside and meltingly soft in the middle

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (with soured cream and cheddar topping)

kcalories
322
protein
9g
carbs
36g
fat
17g
saturates
9g
fibre
2g
sugar
3g
salt
0.32g

Ingredients

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 200ml soured cream

Plus any or all of the following

  • 50g cheddar, grated
  • 4 crispy bacon rashers, chopped
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Rub a little oil over each potato and put on the top shelf of the oven. Bake for 20 mins, then turn down the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5 and bake for 45 mins-1 hr until the skin is crisp and the flesh soft.
  2. Cut a cross on top of the potato, squeeze the sides, add a dollop of soured cream and your favourite topping. (Please note: the nutritional information below is for one jacket potato with soured cream and cheese topping.)

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2011

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