Recipe - jacket potatoes


  • A Baked Potato

Method - Microwave

  1. Prick the potato all over, then wrap in kitchen paper, and put in microwave
  2. Microwave on high for 4 mins on one side
  3. Then turn potato over and repeat
  4. It should be squooshy. This is the offical term. If not squooshy, then put on for another minute on each side
  5. Cut open and add a filling or two or three

Method - Oven

  1. Wash and dry the potato
  2. Pre Heat the oven to 180 to 200 degrees centigrade
  3. Prick the potato all over and then wrap in tin foil
  4. Place in oven for 90 minutes
  5. It is ready when you can stab your fork into it and feel little or no resistance as you pull it out
  6. Cut open and add a filling or two or three

Method - Microwave and Oven

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees centigrade
  2. Wash Potato
  3. Prick potato multiple times
  4. Lightly coat in oil
  5. Microwave for 5 minutes
  6. Transfer to oven, bake for 30-60 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, cover with a tea towel and karate chop (soft enough to not break the potato but hard enough to at least make a dent)
  8. Stab with fork to check with resistance, if there is still resistance, put back in for 5 minutes. Repeat.
  9. Cut open and fill!

Method - Stuffed Jacket

After cooking the potato

  1. Scoop the insides out and mash with an egg, marg and cheese
  2. Pop back in jackets and sprinkle cheese on top
  3. Grill for a bit, serve with beans, that is noiiiice


Jacket Potatoes are a very easy food to cook, very filling and very healthy. If you enjoy the potato skins, try rubbing salt and olive oil on them prior to cooking in the oven, it makes them salty, crispy and oh-so-delicious.

Thanks to PQ for Stuffed Jackets and Segat1 for the Microwavable Recipe