Baked potato mash

Baked potato mash

A baked potato, or jacket potato, has a fluffy interior and crisp skin. Serve it with fillings and condiments such as butter, cheese, vegetables or ham. Bake potatoes in a conventional gas or electric oven, a convection oven, a microwave oven, on a barbecue grill, or on/in an open fire. Otherwise, considered to be fattening, baked potatoes are, however, considered a healthier option.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 2 Minutes  45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 tsp (teaspoon) oil for brushing
  • salt (optional)

Method

Step 1

Heat oven to 350 degrees and position racks in top and bottom thirds.

Step 2

Wash potatoes thoroughly with cold running water.

Step 3

Dry, then using a standard fork, poke 8 to 12 deep holes all over the potato so that moisture can escape during cooking.

Step 4

Place in a bowl and brush lightly with oil.

Step 5

Sprinkle salt and place potato directly on the rack in the middle of the oven.

Step 6

Place a baking sheet on the lower rack to catch drippings, if any.

Step 7

Bake for 45 minutes or until skin feels crisp but flesh beneath feels soft.

Step 8

Allow to cool a little.

Step 9

Remove the skin and mash it with hand or spoon.

Step 10

Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Calories 113 Calories from fat 1 %
Total Fat 0.1 g < 1% Sat. Fat < 0.1 g < 1%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 6 mg < 1%
Total Carbs. 26.3 g 9% Dietary Fiber 1.8 g 7%
Sugars 2.1 g Protein 2.4 g
Calcium 6.1 mg Potassium 477 mg
Tip: If you’re cooking more than 4 potatoes, you’ll need to extend the cooking time by up to 15 minutes.