Monday, April 21, 2014

Jacket Potatoes Recipe - Easy Starter Recipes

Jacket Potatoes Recipe

Jacket Potatoes was on my tobake list since I saw it in SK's no oil cookbook. I just adapted the recipe from there but modified it according to my preference and convenience as usual and it turned out super good that it didn't last that long.There is a lot of variation in jacket potatoes - I saw some with whole potatoes baked with skin but I preferred this way.

It is a great appetizer/starter to serve for guests or for your kids, they will sure enjoy it.I loved the chilli flakes in each and yummm!!

Jacket Potatoes Recipe

Jacket Potatoes Recipe

Preparation Time:20 minutes | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Starter | Recipe Cuisine: World

Potatoes - 3 small
Cheese - 1 small cube grated

For the inner stuffing:

Rajma - 1/4 cup
Big Onion - 2.5 tbsp finely chopped
Garlic - 1 tbsp finely chopped
Tomato Ketchup - 1 tbsp
Oregano / Mixed Herbs - a pinch
Olive oil - 3 tsp
Salt - to taste

For the outer covering:

Chilli Flakes - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oregano - 1 tsp


  1. Soak rajma overnight or atleast for 8 hrs, then pressure cook along with required water for 5 whistles, set aside.Heat a pan with oil - add onion,garlic and saute till golden brown.Add tomato ketchup, oregano and saute for 3mins.
    How to make jacket potatoes - Step1
  2. Then add cooked rajma and toss it well until the sauce nicely coats rajma.Set the stuffing aside.
    How to make jacket potatoes - Step2
  3. Boil 3 whole potatoes with skin for 4 whistles along with salt and water. Peel of the skin and cut them into half and scoop out the inner part as shown in the pic.Don't dig in more just scoop it gently with a spoon.1 half crumbled so only 5 halves were there for me :)
    How to make jacket potatoes - Step3
  4. In a mixing bowl - add all the ingredients listed under 'For the outer covering' mix well.Then take each halved potatoe and sip it in the chilli flakes mixture so the outer surface of the potato is coated well with the chilli flakes mixture.Arrange it in a baking tray with aluminium foil.Meanwhile preheat oven at 180 deg C for 10mins.
    How to make jacket potatoes - Step4
  5. Spoon the rajma mixture and carefully fill in each potatoes scooped portion.Then add grated cheese. Bake it for 15-20mins until cheese melts and outerlayer becomes slightly browned.
    How to make jacket potatoes - Step5
Serve it hot with extra cheese if you prefer :)
Jacket Potatoes Recipe

My Notes:

  • Choose small tender potatoes so that it cooks faster and its easy to scoop.
  • Use little water to cook rajma  so that there is no need to strain.
  • While scooping dont give pressure, just do it gently.I didnt get it perfect too but its okay for first timer I guess ;)
  • I used the scooped potato portion for aloo paratha.
  • You can use any bean of your choice.Using smaller variety beans is easy to fit in the scooped portion so I suggest dried butter beans / soya beans.
  • If you dont have olive oil,then go ahead with cooking oil.
  • If you choose bigger potatoes then filling the stuffing will be easy but while eating, the outer layer of potato will be bland and not juicy.
  • You can even skip peeling the skin and bake it as such.
  • You can even grill it for the last 3mins to get a crispy outer layer but the cheese will get crispy too.If you prefer that way then go ahead.
Jacket Potatoes Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Delicious and mouthwatering looking potato jackets. Excellent preparation.

  2. I want to have some right now!!! they look absolutely delicious..

  3. Sounds easy as well as interesting, perfect for starter

  4. Wow!! very tempting & awesome clicks :)

  5. very nice.. they call it potato skin here in the US and its something they make during first week of spring for St. Patricks day (only thing is they never make anything this vegetarian)

  6. Tried...good taste..thanks for the recipe.. Cheers

  7. yummy and tasty recipe i will definitely try this!!


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