I came across this on Pinterest and had never thought of doing a jacket potato this way. So I gave it a try and loved it. It’s a mix between a jacket potato and crispy oven sliced potatoes.
I used butter and garlic but you can just use olive oil if you prefer.
What you will need:
A large potato
1 garlic clove
2 tsp of butter
Salt and pepper
Heat your oven to 220C
Start from one end of the potato and create slices all along the potato – leaving 1 cm at the bottom. The thinner the slice the crispier the potato, My slices were about 3mm wide.
In a bowl mix thinly chopped garlic and butter together. Then cover the potato with the butter trying the get some garlic into the slices.
Place the potato into an oven proof dish and into the oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Half way through the cooking if your potato looks like it’s getting a bit dry you can add a bit of butter.
I had my potato as a side with chicken and some green beans. It’s an easy and unusal side.
This looks fantastic! I love a jacket potato and this is an approach I hadn’t thought about before.
Yes it’s a really nice way to put a twist on an all time classic, let us know how it goes!