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How to cook the perfect jacket potato

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Rub the potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle them with salt and pepper, and prick them with the tines of a fork. You can lay them directly on the oven rack or place them on a baking sheet. Cook the potatoes for 45 to 60 minutes, until their skin is crispy, and sticking one with a fork meets no resistance.

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from Double the Batch

15 Frugal Meals For a Small Grocery Budget

15 Frugal Meals For a Small Grocery Budget. - need to get creative and cook from what I have for once! ;)

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If you haven't discovered hasselback potatoes yet then it's time to get slicing! Thinly slicing your jacket potatoes all the way along before baking creates a beautifully crispy and unique potato! There are all sorts of possibilities for sliding tasty things into these, but you can't get much better than these cheesy garlic mushrooms- this is ...

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from River Cottage

Potato, mushrooms, curry

Scooping out the fluffy middle of a just-baked potato and mashing it up with a little butter and a couple of tasty extras before popping it back in the oven is a great way to make a jacket spud extra appealing. This spicy, mushroomy filling is delicious; there are a couple of alternatives too.

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