By Luke Willcox – New product development team
Put simply, any big potato will do and they can often be found in stores packaged as ‘baking potatoes’. Some popular favourites include Marfona, Saxon and Nectar which are good all-rounders. But it really depends on what texture of jacket you like, as everyone has their own preferences whether it’s firm and dense or light and fluffy.
The best jacket potato recipes
The beauty of a jacket potato is its versatility. You can top with traditional cheese, baked beans, coleslaw or a tuna mayo mix, or you can step out of your comfort zone and try soured cream, bacon and spring onion, smoked mackerel and horseradish or a hearty bean chilli.
It’s not just big potatoes that should get all the recipe love, our baked new potatoes with a blue cheese glaze are a real showstopper if you’re entertaining. It makes a deliciously summer side dish with a veggie quiche or a spring tart and green, leafy salad.
Not sure what to do with your leftovers and hate food waste as much as we do? Try our leftovers jacket potato. We’ve taken inspiration from Christmas dinner but your regular leftovers will do just as well. A variety of cheeses, leftover meats and veggies pair perfectly with a fluffy potato.
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