Crisp baked potatoes

Crisp-skinned, fluffy-fleshed jackets are a cheap and cheerful way to feed a crowd – great with beans and sausages

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:1 hrs 20 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 254
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 40g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.08g


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 8 large baking potatoes
  • 300ml pot soured cream


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Rub a little oil over each potato and put on the top shelf of the oven. Bake for 20 mins, then turn down the oven to 190C/170C fan/ gas 5 and bake for 45 mins-1 hr more until the skin is crisp and the flesh soft. Remove from the oven. Make a cross in the centre of each potato, dollop over the soured cream and serve.

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