My Quick Jacket Potatoes

Back on my focus for cheap, quick and healthy meals (especially good for students) I thought I’d republish my quick jacket potato recipe. Interestingly enough Jamie Oliver shared a similar recipe in his new book ’30 Minute Meals’. I published my post back in May and when I read Jamie’s new book I was delighted to see that I’m on the same food wavelength as the great Jamie himself.; quick healthy meals in under 30 minutes. If you like this post check out my Quick Jacket Potato Filling.

Here’s my original post 31/05/2010:

I love a jacket potato, but they have to have a crispy skin and be light and fluffy on the inside. Microwave a potato and it should be well cooked on the inside but the skin will be soft; cook in the oven and even after lengthy cooking the inside can still be uncooked in parts. I’ve found a way to combine both microwave and oven cooking for a speedy answer to the perfect jacket potato.

  1. Switch the oven on to pre-heat at 220°C.
  2. Microwave one potato on high for roughly 5-6 minutes (cook more than one potato in the microwave and add 5 minutes per potato)
  3. Check potato is done in the microwave, it should be soft to the touch, if not cook it for a further few minutes.
  4. Put the potato on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and bake in the oven, turning once, for roughly 20-25 minutes.

Try this out for a quick meal plan recipe with chilli con carne or cheese and beans. Please let me know if you think this method works and whether you were able to get the perfect jacket potato in just 30 minutes.

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  4. Chelsie says:

    Hi im doing my GCSE dida coursework and was wondering if i could use your image of a jacket potato, nothing would be published and would only be seen by dida.
    thank you

  5. Vicky says:

    Go for it.

  6. Tim says:

    Cooked this up last night, exactly as instructed but used a hot curry sauce as the topping/filling (since I was craving a curry at the time). Was probably the best filled jacket potato I’ve ever had!

  7. Ric says:

    Great quality potato in limited time. Love your idea. Cheers

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