You thought you were a master at cooking jacket potatoes?
It seems as though we’ve been doing a lot of stuff wrong recently…cooking, cleaning and all sorts.
And now, it appears that we’ve been cooking our jacket potatoes wrong too.
Poppy O’Toole, a Michelin-trained chef turned ‘Potato Queen’TikTok has been contacted by a user to advise us on how to cook potatoes to achieve crispy skin.
Poppy uploaded her TikTok clip ‘poppycooks’The caption ‘A chef’s secrets to the perfect baked potato’.
She said: “Everyone wants to know how I get the skin so crispy and I wish there was something chefy to it, but there really isn’t.
“All you need to do is poke a fork in, that’s going to let the moisturiser out that lets you get nice, crispy skin.
“Then you’re going to slather it up in vegetable oil, that’s also going to help get that crispiness in there.
“Add a load of flaky salt, you want to push the boat out for a baked potato.
“Then I get it into a cold oven and get it up to 200 degrees celsius and leave it in there for about two and a half hours or so, so it’s crispy and delicious.”
So there you have it…the secrets for the perfect jacket potato.
Place the mixture in a baking dish and let it cool for at least two hours.
You thought 40 minutes was enough to make a crispy potato.
At the time of writing, Poppy’s video had only been posted to TikTok four days prior, but had already racked up a whopping 664k views.
It has been liked by 27.2k people, 210 comments and 488 shared.
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One person said: “From a cold oven? I’ve not heard of that before!”
An additional: “When I make a baked potato I put it in the microwave for 7 minutes.”
A third comment: “The energy bill for 2.5 hours for one potato.”
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