The Perfect Jacket Potato

Time: 1 hour(s), 15 mins
Serves: 4
Tags: Potato Basics


This step by step guide for the perfect jacket potato is a fool-proof way to make a great-tasting jacket potato every time. Of course, great flavour starts with great ingredients, and here at Blas y Tir we pick varieties that work particularly well as jacket potatoes, such as All-Rounder Potatoes, Maris Piper Potatoes and our wonderful red Rudolph Potatoes.
We’ve used Rudolph Potatoes in this recipe, which are available in Tesco, Morrison’s and Waitrose stores throughout Wales!


  • 4 Good-sized Blas y Tir Rudolph Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Salted Welsh Butter, to serve


  1. Wash the potatoes gently under cold running water. Pat dry using kitchen towel and place the potatoes on a large baking tray.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C, Gas Mark 7.
  3. Drizzle each potato individually with a little olive oil.
  4. Add a pinch of salt to the top of each potato.
  5. Transfer the potatoes to the oven and cook for about 20 minutes.
  6. After the potatoes have been cooking for 20 minutes, turn the oven down to 180°C, Gas Mark 5 and bake for a further 45 minutes until the skin is crisp and golden.
  7. Carefully remove the baking tray from the oven.
  8. Using a sharp knife, make a cross in the top of each potato, being careful of the escaping steam.
  9. Transfer the potatoes to serving plates and add a knob of butter to each individual potato.
  10. Serve immediately!

Top Tip

Jacket potatoes can be enjoyed with a range of traditional toppings, such as beans, cheese, tuna, chilli or prawns.

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