How to make classic jacket potatoes

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“Jacket potato” is a simple culinary term used for potatoes that are baked for eating. If done properly, this jacket potato recipe will feature potatoes that are baked with a fluffy interior and a crisp skin. It is often served with condiments like sour cream, cheese or butter. So, let’s begin cooking classic jacket potatoes.


Olive oil- 2 tbsp

Baking potatoes of large size-4 pieces

Soured cream 150-200 ml

Grated cheddar- 50g

Chopped and crisp bacon rasher- 4 pieces

Sliced spring onion 4 pieces


Prepare the oven by heating it up to 220/220c. Garnish each potato with oil and then place it on oven grill. Bake for 20 minutes at given temperature and then reduce the temperature to 190C/170C. Bake for 45 minutes at this temperature. By now, the skin of the potatoes will become crisp and melting.

After taking out the potatoes cut a cross in the middle and add in cream by pressing the sides. You can also add toppings of your choice here to stuff the potatoes.

The jacket potatoes are ready to be served.