i was wrong

i always said that while i was living here i would pass on trying jacket potatoes. everyone at work has them with beans, not very appetizing and there is a place in town that sells them…i just didn’t find them very interesting.

today for lunch i broke down and made a leftover potato, loaded with cheddar cheese melted under the grill…it was pretty darn good!!!

i may have to try some of these recipes

    2 x 225g (8oz) British potatoes, scrubbed 1 x 15ml spn (1 tblspn) vegetable oil 2 large onions, sliced 175g-225g (6-8oz) British rump steak, cut into strips 1 x 5ml spn (1 tspn) dijon mustard 4 x 15ml spn (4 tblspn) red wine salt Freshly ground black pepper Freshly chopped parsley

or this one

    Slices of mushrooms, Slices of ham, chopped Slices of onion, Slices of red pepper, Slices of tomato Grated cheese
  1. Scrub the potatoes and place in a pre-heated King Edward oven at approx 200°C.
  2. Cook for approximately 1 hour until thoroughly cooked.
  3. Prepare the fillings in advance and store in a cool container until required.
  4. Make a meal of your jacket by cutting the cooked potato almost in half and piling in some slices of mushroom, pepper, ham, onion, tomato – or whatever takes your fancy! Top with a little grated cheese and replace in the oven for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese has just melted.
  5. Those potatoes not served immediately can be transferred to the top display/storage area to stay hot until you are ready to serve them.
  6. Always use insulated oven gloves when handling hot potatoes and opening/closing the oven door.

should be easy enough!

3 thoughts on “i was wrong

  1. You can get jacket potatoes that have just three ingredients added – butter, salt and pepper!

    I always said I’d never get more ‘out there’ than having cheddar cheese on mine, but I broke down one day and had tuna mayo on one, and it was surprisingly good!

    Didn’t Wendy’s in the US used to do something like this with baked potatoes? Don’t know if it ever caught on because I thought it sounded awful!

  2. that’s what i thought…what about sour cream?? baked potato as a side dish to steak??
    i know we used to have something called twice baked potatoes in the 80’s….

  3. That’s how I used to do baked potatoes at home – with sour cream and chives – good! I also used to do twice baked, but forget exactly how I did that now!

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