Jacket Potato

Preparation time

5 mins

Cooking time

25–30 mins


  • 1 medium–sized jacket potato per person

  • Toppings of your choice 



  1. Preheat your oven to 220C/Gas 7.
  2. Put a baking sheet onto the upper middle shelf.
  3. Prick each of the King Edward potatoes three times with a fork.
  4. Put them onto a plate and cover them. Microwave the King Edwards on the highest setting for 10–15 minutes. The insides should be soft.
  5. Cut a cross in the top of each potato. Put them onto the baking sheet in your oven for 10 minutes to crisp up the skins.


Handy hints

Choose the right potato. 

You’ll want to use fluffy potatoes to get the most out of your jacket potatoes, such as Maris Piper. Fluffy potatoes usually come in larger sizes and are the best for conjuring up that lovely light consistency you want from a jacket potato.