Jacket potatoes are wonderful for being easy, filling and the perfect base for many a delicious topping. But, when it comes to cooking them, are we doing it the best way?
There will always be a worthwhile debate about whether or not it is acceptable to put jacket potatoes in the microwave but, now, it appears that there is another potato cooking query we need to consider before our next jacket...
Apparently, baked potatoes shouldn't look like this:
They should actually look like this:
The Mail Online caught up with Tonia Larson of The Gunny Sack, who shared her recipe for the ultimate baked potato – and it's not a little bit like the 'throw in the oven and wait' recipes that we're used to.
The key to Tonia's method is the way in which the potato is cut. Rather than simply slicing a cross in the top of your potato, Tonia uses the 'bloomin' method, which cuts the potato into a grid, leaving the core in the middle un-touched.
According to Tonia, this will leave a potato that is both creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Tonia Larson shared her full recipe with the Daily Mail here.