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    How do you make a jacket potato?

    No, it's not a windup! I bought three large King Edwards from Sainsburys. How do I make a jacket potato in the oven or a microwave?

    I've got the filling for it but I have no idea how to make it hot! I am a total bell-end when it comes to cooking. I know that I have to prick it and that's the total sum of my knowledge.

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    Stick a couple of holes in the skin with a fork, stick it in the microwave. Get to the Jacket Potato Setting, select how many spuds you have and then press go.

    Well, how I do it anyway.
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    most m-waves dont have that

    i'd say 6-10 mins for 1, 8-12 mins for 2, etc.. basically, do it for 6 then give it a squeeze, if its soft on the outside, stick a sharp knife in, if its soft all the way thru, then its done! if you overcook it, it'll go hard on the outside, and soft in the middle. still edible, but i'd avoid the stuff on the outside.

    if you want it crispy, stick it in the oven for 20-30mins after its been in the m-wave.. gives the skin a nice crunch
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    15 mins is usually safest... nice and soft then

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    You **MUST** do it in the oven. Soggy jacket potatoes are miserable things.

    You can reduce the oven time by micromaving it for a few minutes, but for that crunchy-skin goodness put it in a hot oven for at least 1/2 hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM
    15 mins is usually safest... nice and soft then
    if ya do it for too long it just goes very hard round the edge...
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    I like to do mine in the oven on low for a good couple of hours.... mmmmmmmmm fluffy

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    I'll do it in the oven. Do I need to wrap it in foil and/or coat it with butter/oil?

    I've got an electric fan assisted oven. What temperature should I set it to and how long would one potato take?

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    whack it in the over (stab it with knife/fork - otherwise you'll need to clean out your oven ) - microwave is good in a hurry but trust me, slam it in the oven for about 30 mins- or until it goes nice and crispy. Just before its cooked slam some butter in there and let it soak in whilst it finished cooking. Once done garnish with filling of your choice
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    takes 2-3 hours in the oven.. after 2 hours any longer just gives you more crispyness in the skin. you need to sjewer it first, otherwise its fine.
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    Thanks guys. I'll give it a go tomorrow. It's all a big adventure for me!

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    whatcha having on it? cant have it nekkid ya know..
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    Cottage cheese. Boring but relatively healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lab
    whatcha having on it? cant have it nekkid ya know..
    i do agree it does have to have a filling - but if its created well enough with a nice crispy skin.....butter would suffice

    Taz.. happy cooking - let us know how it goes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taz
    Cottage cheese. Boring but relatively healthy.
    No no no! Cheese and Baked Beans FTW!

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    men dont no a thing bout cooking hes (taz you are a guy right) not answered since yday hope you int blow yourself up

    2 ways to do it.....

    1 micowave....prick it put it in on high for bout 8 to 10 mins
    look at it half way through and turn it over if you wish when dont add filling and eat.

    2 oven... put oven on 100 to 150 prick it put salt on it then wrap in tin foil put it in for few hours i dont no how but saut makes it taste really nice when done open add filling and eat.
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