Traditional Jacket Potatoes
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Traditional Jacket Potatoes

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Serves 4

For a lazy evening in front of the television jacket potatoes are a great meal.

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  • 4 large potatoes about 250g each
  • 55g butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 115g ham or fried mushrooms
  • 115g Cheddar cheese


    1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6. Wash and wipe the potatoes. Prick with a fork and place on a baking tray.
    2. Cook the potatoes in the oven for 60-75 minutes until they are soft inside and the skins are crisp. Remove them from the oven.
    3. Cut each potato in half and scoop out the soft insides into the mixing bowl. Take care not to damage the skins.
    4. Mash the potato well with the fork. Add the butter and season.
    5. Place the skins on the baking tray. Chop the ham and put some into each shell. Spoon in the potato.
    6. Grate the cheese and sprinkle on the potatoes. Put them back in the oven and cook for a further 15 minutes until the tops are golden brown.

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