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Jacket Potato Recipe
Families have been contacted today to arrange for collection of free school meal hampers. Some nutritious and filling jacket potatoes are included: we hope you might find the instructions for preparation and cooking useful:
1.) Wash the potato and prick with a sharp knife several times on all sides. Dry the potato well with kitchen paper and place on a microwave-safe plate. Place in the microwave and cook on full power for 4 minutes.
2.) Remove the plate using oven gloves and turn the potato over. Dry the potato and the plate and put back into the microwave. Heat on full power for a further 4 minutes.
3.) Remove the plate and leave the potato to stand for 1 minute, as it will continue to cook. Check that the potato is soft by pushing a sharp knife into the centre. Return to the microwave for another 30 seconds if it is still hard in any part.
Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. (optional: Rub a little oil over each potato) Put on the top shelf of the oven. Bake for 20 mins, then turn down the oven to 190C/170C fan/ gas 5 and bake for 45 mins-1 hr more until the skin is crisp and the flesh soft. Remove from the oven. Make a cross in the centre of each potato, put in filling.