Baked Potato

21 March 2010

Baked Potato – Jacket Potato recipe

How do you like you spud?

Crispy golden outside, tender fluffy inside. The baked potato a meal in itself, and such an easy recipe to make – child’s play really.

Just take large baking potatoes, scrub, dry, prick, rub with olive oil & sea salt, in the oven for about an hour and they are done. Now your only care in the world is what to top them with! My preference is a little sour cream, cheese (Gruyère & sharp English Cheddar) and a sprinkle of chives.

The type of potato is important for best results. Baking potatoes are generally large, long, starchy potatoes with a thick, coarse skin. They are high in starch, with a dry, floury texture. If you are wondering what the best baking potatoes are, look for Russet, Estima, Marfona or Victoria.

See the link ‘baked potato‘ below for recipe:

Baked Potato Recipe : ERIKA ALLISTON – Sweet Pea Blog

Potatoes:

  • 4 large baking potatoes (Russets, Estima, Marfona, Agata)
  • olive oil
  • sea salt

Topping:

  • 30g Gruyère cheese
  • 30g sharp English cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 teaspoons salted butter
  • chives (finely chopped)
  • pepper

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C / 375°F regular heat
  2. Wash & thoroughly dry the potatoes.
  3. Using a fork, evenly prick the skin of each potato 8 times (this avoids them  exploding!)
  4. Rub the potato skin with olive oil and then sea salt. Place them on a metal baking dish.
  5. Bake for  1 hour to 1h15, depending on the size of your potatoes.
  6. While waiting grate the cheese
  7. They are done when the skins are  slightly wrinkled and you can very easily insert a sharp knife inside.
  8. Remove from oven. Make a 2 large, deep cuts like a cross on the top of each potato. Pinch the sides so they open.
  9. Inside EACH potato place: 1 teaspoon of butter, then 1 tablespoon sour cream, generously sprinkle with cheese and top with chives & ground pepper

Hint: you can always pop the topped potatoes back into the warm oven for 2 minutes for the cheese to melt!

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2 Responses to “Baked Potato”

  1. Amy B. Says:

    Looks really perfect! And the cheese just makes it all better! Yummy 😀 thanks for the post!


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