Salt-baked potatoes

Salt-baked potatoes

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Give jacket potatoes a new lease of life with this simple side dish, great with a summer roast

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
153
protein
5g
carbs
34g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
3g
sugar
1g
salt
3.82g

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten with a fork
  • 4 tbsp sea salt
  • 8 large baking potatoes, each pricked 2-3 times with a fork
  • butter, to serve, if you like

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Put the egg whites and salt in 2 shallow bowls. Dip each potato into the egg white to completely cover, then dab into the salt to cover in patches. Carefully put the potatoes onto a baking sheet, pressing on any remaining salt, then bake for 1½ hrs.
  2. Bake them for a further 1 hr at 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Scrape off as little or as much of the salt as you like before eating.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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lizleicester's picture

These look gorgeous and taste lovely but do warn your guests that there is a crazy amount of salt on them which they should try and remove before eating or they will develop a fiendish thirst that only dry Normandy cider can quench (see tip!!).

carmelkcotton's picture

Planning to bake the Blueberry soured cream cake for a farewell
party,
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