Jacket Potatoes Filled With Garlic and Herbs

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • Pre-heat oven to gas mark 5/375F/190°C.
  • Wash the potatoes and dry them very thoroughly with a cloth, then leave them aside to dry as much as possible.
  • Next, prick the skins a few times all over with a fork, then put a few drops of olive oil over each one and rub it all over the skin followed by some crushed salt.
  • Place the potatoes on to the centre shelf of the oven and let them bake for 1¾-2 hours, or until the skins are really crisp.
  • Meanwhile, pre-heat the grill.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, remove from the oven, protect your hands with a cloth, slice them in half then scoop out the cooked potatoes into a bowl (careful not to tear the skin).
  • Then combine the potato with the cottage cheese or cream cheese, butter, garlic and herbs and season with salt and pepper.
  • Pile the mixture back into the potato shells, sprinkle each half with the grated cheddar and pop them under the grill until they are brown and bubbling.