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How To Make The Humble Jacket Potato Interesting: Charlotte Shares Her Top Tips


While the days are still cold and wintry, one of my favourite fuss free meals for a quick lunch or a family supper is the humble jacket potato with a variety of interesting fillings to make it a real treat.

The first tip for the perfect jacket is to use the right potato – a floury Maris Piper or King Edward is the best for that delicious fluffy texture. Give it a thorough wash and then simply sprinkle it with coarse sea salt, which will give the jacket a satisfying crunch when cooked. You can brush off any excess salt before eating. Prick the skin before putting in the oven and pop them in for at least an hour on 220 OC.

Here’s my top tried and tested toppings:

-For a variation on the traditional baked beans, try a tablespoon of G’NOSH Sweet Black Bean dip with a drizzle of crème fraiche, some finely chopped tomatoes, a handful of Monteray Jack (or your favourite variety of) grated cheese. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves

-I really love melted goats cheese and so as an indulgent treat, I halve the potatoes once they are cooked and grill a thick slice on top of each for two minutes, or until it bubbles. I then serve with a good dollop of G’NOSH Beetroot & Mint Chunky on top and some sliced sweet pimento peppers. This is also really delicious with sweet potato.

I’d love to hear some of your favourite combinations. Post us your tips or recipes in the Sharing box below…

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