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Baked potatoes

Perhaps the ultimate comfort food: a potato roasted in the oven for so long that it is almost forgotten, until its skin blisters and cracks open, mouth-burning steam pours out and the soft insides then slathered with butter and almost anything else you can get your hands on. 

Before baking, spike it with a fork as this makes it bake quicker and all the way through; you want it to be tender and fluffy with a crisp skin. Then top how you like.

Here are some people’s favourite toppings; 

Baked potatoes are delicious with ratatouille, chilli or cottage cheese and pickle.

Chunks of  roast ham, tasty cheese and a spoonful of dijon mustard

 With baked beans, cheese , lemon zest with lots of black pepper.

Tuna mayonnaise; mash up chickpeas, mayo, red onion, sweetcorn, spring onion, dill and mustard.

Chop onion and garlic, add mince, paprika and your favourite herbs and chillies with tinned tomatoes. Add a tiny bit of Marmite to make it taste more “meaty”, too.

Salted butter – a fair amount of it, Watties’ baked beans and then mature cheddar.

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