Elevate the Humble Jacket Potato
Ah, the humble jacket potato. A food that often splits the nation in two - those who crave it and those who loathe it. Often, when people loathe it, itâs down to the feelings it conjures up: school dinners, soggy skins, undercooked flesh and lukewarm baked beans. A complete insult to a jacket potato if there ever was one.
But we can get them back onside. They just need to experience a proper jacket potato: crispy skin, fluffy centre, butter seeping out of the sides - itâs a match made in potato heaven.
But if you really want to get hearts racing, you need to step it up a notch. The classic tuna mayonnaise, and baked beans and cheese will always have a place but in a time when customers are more adventurous than ever, itâs time to step it up a notch. In fact, a recent survey shows that 42% of people are looking to try ânew ideasâ, and a further 56% are more than ready to get back to their favourite catering outlets. So letâs give them something to get excited about.
A potato is a key element of a personâs diet. Itâs rich in fibre and vitamin B, minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron. Itâs also a complex carbohydrate, which means it will take longer to break down, keeping you fuller for longer. Of course, what we put on it can have quite the effect on its health benefits but itâs all about balance, right? And having a good mix of options on our menu ensures weâre catering to the whole jacket-potato-eating audience.
Our friends over at Bannisters farm have got the art of the jacket potato down to a T. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the side, these inspirational crowd-pleasers take just 5-10 minutes to prep and come out perfectly every time.
These recipes may seem a far cry away from the traditional jacket potato but times have changed and so have peopleâs tastes, needs and wants. By all means, keep the one loaded with cheese and beans but offer options like these too - you may be surprised just how popular they are.
Glorious Greens Jacket Potato
A dish so fresh, it almost makes you blush. How can something this healthy taste so good?!
Hey Pesto Jacket Potato
This is a guaranteed winner with all the family â just a few quick steps in the kitchen and youâre good to go.
Easy Peasy Pizza Jacket Potato
Perfect for family dining and great as part of a sharing platter. Ready quicker than you can say: âEasy Peasy Potato Pizza!â. Prep ahead then simply grill and garnish for service.