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Jacket potato or baked potato is one of those sublime comfort food that you would want to have on a chilly day. Simple, basic but very satisfying. My favourite topping for this would be crispy fried bacon on melting grated cheese.
There is a large variety of toppings available in local sandwich shops ranging from the simple grated cheese or tuna mayo sweetcorn to cream cheese with smoked salmon.
ground sea salt
Preheat oven to 190C/375F.
Pierce potatoes all over with fork.
Put one or two drops of oil on the skin and spread it all around.
Sprinkle (or roll) the oiled potato with a little salt.
Bake in the oven for about 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 hours or until the skin is crispy.
Take out of the oven and make 2 slits on top made in a cross fashion. Push gently from the sides to open up the cross. Fluff the potato a little and top with butter (optional) and topping of choice.