How to make Cheesy Jacket Potatoes -

A classic cheesy potato dish with mixed herbs.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Mozzarella cheese (मोज़ारेला चीज़), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : British

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Cheesy Jacket Potatoes

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Ever wondered why the phrase “say cheese” is used just before a photograph is clicked? Simply because ‘cheese’ makes one smile! Not only the word but cheese as a food makes a lot of palates happy. It is an inexpensive, versatile and nourishing food. We have our very own Indian version as well as the ones made from soy milk that are even healthier. Whichever form, this is one food that is loved by one and all!

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Cheesy Jacket Potatoes Recipe

  • Mozzarella cheese as required

  • Potatoes 2 medium

  • Olive oil for drizzl

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Sea salt 1/2 cup

  • Black olives Pitted and sliced 3-4

  • Bell pepper triangles 2

  • Italian seasoning for sprink

  • Chive juliennes as required

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven at 200°C.

Step 2

Place 2 aluminium foils on a worktop. Place one potato on each foil. Drizzle some olive oil on potatoes and brush. Sprinkle some crushed peppercorns and salt and wrap them.

Step 3

Put sea salt on a baking tray. Place wrapped potatoes on top, put the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

Step 4

Halve one potato. Grate some mozzarella cheese on top of one halved potato. Place 2 sliced olives to make eyes and a bell pepper triangle below to make a nose.

Step 5

Discard sea salt from the baking tray, place the prepared potatoes and gratinate in oven till cheese melts.

Step 6

To prepare a classic potato jacket, make a criss-cross slit on the remaining potato. Grate some cheese and fill it in the slits. Sprinkle some Italian seasoning on top.

Step 7

Place the prepared jacket potatoes onto a serving platter. Put some chive juliennes on top of eyes of halved potatoes to make hairs.

Step 8

Serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.