Perfect jacket potatoes

Perfect jacket potatoes

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 1 hr, 40 mins


Serves 1
Follow our guide to getting crisp, fluffy baked potatoes, then try one of our new toppings for a filling supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal580
  • fat27g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs60g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein29g
  • salt3g


  • 50g light soft cheese
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • 1 hot-smoked salmon fillet
  • 1 heaped tsp capers
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • a little lemon zest
  • 1 baking potato
  • oil


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Rub a little oil and seasoning over the potatoes, then bake on a baking sheet for 25 mins. Turn down the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5 and bake for 1 hr-1 hr 15 mins more until the flesh is tender and the skin crisp and golden. For a quicker option, prick a potato with a fork. Wrap in a sheet of kitchen paper and microwave on High for 8-10 mins until soft inside. For crisp skin, rub with a little oil, then flash under a hot grill, turning often. To serve, slice a cross in the centre, squeeze the base to ‘pop’ the top, then choose your favourite filling.

  2. For the salmon and soft cheese filling, mix 50g light soft cheese with a squeeze lemon juice and seasoning. Pile into a jacket potato and flake 1 hot-smoked salmon fillet on top. Sprinkle with 1 heaped tsp capers and a little lemon zest.

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9th May, 2015
These jacket potatoes are delicious!! I rubbed them with coconut oil before baking and then ate them with beetroot hummus and spinach.
16th Dec, 2013
Really good. Have also tried this with baby new potatoes but cooked at 180degrees (fan) for 30 minutes. Great with sour cream and chives!
2nd Sep, 2013
As potatoes come in different sizes and weights it would be helpful to know the cooking times for size, ie;275g for 1.5 hrs etc
31st Dec, 2010
I followed this recipe but used a different topping of cheese, red onion and chilli and I had rubbed the potato with olive oil with thyme and it really gave it a yummy flavour and the skin was super crispy and the inside was light and fluffy and delicious. I loved this so much I'm making it again tonight!
7th Dec, 2010
Perfect jacket potatoes : )
25th May, 2014
How do you stop the kitchen paper catching fire in the oven?
9th May, 2015
I just put the potatoes into an oven dish, not paper.
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2nd Jun, 2014
Hi there. Once you have microwaved the potato you need to remove the kitchen paper.
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