Fast Food: Jacket Potatoes

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A couple months ago, I had one of those brainfarts where you can picture what you’re trying to say but you can’t quite remember what the thing you’re picturing is called. Hot potatoes? No. Oven potatoes? No… I settled on jacket potatoes because that’s what they were called in Ireland and I’m STICKING. TO. IT. (Baked potatoes for Americans. D’uh.) Crispy skin, fluffy inside, and topped with just about anything you have on hand. If you’re looking for a drive-thru busting meal, pop one of these bad boys in the oven (straight on the rack) at 400F and forget about it for the next hour or two. Some of my most recent favorite toppings are pictured above–

  • Tons of butter, salt, and pepper.
  • Grated cheese, sliced jalapeno peppers and a dollop of sour cream.
  • Guacamole.
  • Baked beans, if you’re feeling extra British and want the TRUE jacket potatoes experience.

If you’re serving several folks for dinner, whack a whole bunch in the oven and when it’s time to eat, set out options so everyone can top to taste. Super easy and goes well with other snacky foods like crudites and baguettes with jam. YUM!

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