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Perfect Baked Potato

Perfect Baked Potato
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A Perfect Baked Potato is a firm family favourite. It can be eaten as a main dish with countless toppings, a side dish and as a snack. Also it is a very versatile dish with toppings galore.

Perfect Baked Potato
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Perfect Baked Potato

A go to meal that is easy to bake, filling and so tasty.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Dish, Snacks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Bake, Snacks, Vegetables
Yield: 2 People
Cost: £1.40

Materials

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.
  • Brush the olive oil over 2 large baking potatoes. Season with a pinch of salt on the skin.
  • Place on a baking tray and put on the top shelf of the oven.
  • Bake for 20 mins, then turn down the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Bake for a further 45 mins-1 hr until the skin is crisp yet the flesh soft.
  • Cut a cross on top of each potato, squeeze the sides to open the top.
  • Add your favourite toppings.