Is there anybody that doesn’t like potatoes? Here are some tips that will make your life easier when you cook jacket potatoes. The result is just perfect. Try it!
Jacket potatoes are the ultimate winter convenience food – my modest circle of friends includes a lady who was sent to school with one wrapped in foil as a hand-warmer-cum-packed-lunch and a triathlete who eschews the pre-race energy bars and powders beloved of his fellow competitors in favour of a simple spud; easier to open, apparently. They’re popular with everyone from hearty outdoors types who can knock up a campfire in less time than it takes me to strike a match, to Saturday shoppers – the jacket potato cart, often mystifyingly Victorian-themed, being a fixture of many town centres on a Saturday afternoon.