How To Make Baked Potatoes
Baked Potatoes Recipe. A classic. So simple to make and so easy to vary. Baked potatoes are packed full of flavour and energy and can be filled with nearly anything that springs to mind.
Devour our Baked Potatoes recipe.
Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Oven Temperature: 180° c – 360° f
Step 1: You will need…
· 4 large potatoes
· 2 tbsp vegetable oil
· sea salt
· 4 generous knobs butter, about 2 tablespoons each
· 1 bowl
· 1 fork
· kitchen roll
Step 2: Preheat the oven
Set the oven to 180ºC (350ºF/ gas mark 4).
Step 3: Wash the potatoes
Place the bowl of potatoes in the sink and rinse them well under a cold running tap,
turning occasionally to ensure they are thoroughly clean.
Step 4: Dry the potatoes
Put a piece of kitchen roll onto a flat working surface, place the potatoes on top and
pat them dry with a second piece of kitchen roll.
Step 5: Pierce the potatoes
Take a fork and pierce each potato 8-10 times, all over. This releases the moisture
when cooking and stops them going soggy. Place them into a large bowl, pour over the oil and mix well with your hand.
Sprinkle over a generous amount of salt and mix well once more.
Step 6: Bake
Place the potatoes in the centre of the oven on a wire rack and bake for 1 hour
until they become crispy on the outside and fluffy and soft in the middle.
Step 7: VIDEOJUG TIP
Place a baking tray underneath, prelined with foil to catch any drippings and
to keep your oven nice and clean!
Step 8: Remove from the oven
Remove the potatoes when cooked and transfer them onto a large serving plate.
Step 9: Cut the potatoes
Make a long slit with a large knife across the potato but not completely to the edge.
Then make a slit downwards, to create a cross. Push the potato together to open it up and add a generous knob of butter.
Repeat with all four potatoes.
Step 10: Serve
Your potatoes can be served on their own or with a wide variety of toppings, like grated cheese or baked beans.
Tips from the world: In the UK, the baked potato is also called a Jacket Potato and its toppings include cheese and beans, but also tuna mayonnaise, chili con carne, chicken and bacon.
In the US they use butter, chives, cheese and bacon bits. The French variant sometimes comes with a whole meat dish.
In Sweden they make baked potatoes with a seafood mix, called Skagenröra. The Trukish ‘kompir’ is the most colorful type of baked potato: the toppings
can include pickles, carrots, mushrooms, Russian salad, sausage slices, sweetcorn to name just a few. Feel free to experiment!
to vary – változatossá tenni valamit
flavour – íz
to spring to mind – eszedbe jutni
to devour – falni
to rinse – öblíteni
tap – csap
occasionally – egyszer-egyszer/alkalmanként
to ensure – biztosítani valamit
kitchen roll – papírtörölköző
soggy – átázott/szotyogós
to pour – önteni
to sprinkle – szórni
generous – bő(kezű)
wire rack – sütőrács
crispy – ropogós
fluffy – levegős/lágy
to preline – előre kibélelni
foil – (alu)fólia
slit – (be)vágás
knob – darabka
topping – öntet
grated – reszelt