Thursday, 5 June 2014

How to Make Perfect Baked Potatoes

Who doesn't enjoy a nice jacket potato now and then? I certainly do! For me, the perfect baked potato has a dark, crispy skin and a soft, fluffy centre and doesn't need anything fancy to fill it - just a generous knob of butter, a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkling of grated cheese. 

For the best results bake potatoes in the oven not the microwave and don't rush them - they need time to develop that soft centre!

Here are my tips to making perfect jacket potatoes:

1. After washing, allow the skins to dry out completely.

2. Prick the potatoes all over with a fork.

3. Rub the skins with cooking oil.

4. Place the potatoes directly on the shelf of the oven - not on a baking tray.

5. Bake in a hot pre-heated oven at 220°C / 475°F / Gas Mark 7 for approx 1½ hours but they may need a little longer depending upon the size.

6. Serve immediately while the skins are still crisp.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely adore baked potatoes!!!!! Your's look amazing!!!


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