How to Make Jacket Potatoes: English – Urdu Recipe

Jacket Potatoes


  1. Potatoes – 4
  2. Salt – to taste
  3. Black pepper – to taste
  4. Oil – as required
  5. For garnishing: coleslaw, tinned tuna fish, baked beans, cheese etc.


  • Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5, 375°F (190°C).
  • First you need to wash the potatoes and dry them very thoroughly.
  • Next, prick the skins a few times with a fork, then put a few drops of  oil over each one and rub it all over the skin. After that, rub in some crushed salt – this will draw out the moisture from the skin and, together with the oil, provide more crunchiness.
  • Now wrap them in separately in foil and place the potatoes straight on to the centre shelf of the oven and let them bake for 1¾-2 hours, or until the skins are really crisp.
  • When you are ready to serve, slit each potato in half lengthways and top with the butter, seasoning and your choice of garnishing.
  • Serve immediately because, after you remove jacket potatoes from the oven, they lose their crispness very quickly, so don’t let them hang around.

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