Actifry jacket potatoes – perfectly crispy skins with fluffy, delicious insides!
As you all know by now, I use my Actifry for way more than chips and roast potatoes! I don’t have a microwave in my kitchen, so cooking a jacket potato (known as a Baked Potato in the USA) is a chore which takes a few hours in the oven.
Recently though, I’ve found an amazing way to cook a jacket potato in less than an hour, with a perfectly crispy skin and fluffy inside – to cook the jacket potato in the Actifry!
It’s a super simple recipe, which can be done easily – even by the kids if you’re having a night off from cooking!
Top these delicious Actifry jacket potatoes with your favourite toppings (beans, tuna, sour cream – anything!).
How to make Jacket Potatoes (Baked Potatoes) in the Actifry
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1. Choose your potatoes – I tend to choose ones which are about the size of my palm
2. Stab the potaotes all over with a fork to create small holes
3. Place the potatoes in the Actifry and brush with oil
4. Close the Actifry lid and cook for 25 minutes (with the paddle removed)
5. After 25 minutes, open the lid and turn the potatoes over
6. Close the lid and cook for a further 25 minutes
7. After the final 25 minutes (50 minutes cooking time total) the potatoes should be crispy outside and fluffy inside, test this by poking with a fork
8. Using a sharp knife, slice the top of each potato
9. Fluff the insides using a fork – and add a little butter (optional)
10. Top with your favourite toppings and enjoy!
- Marris Piper Potatoes
- Vegetable Oil
To Serve (Optional)
- Stab the potatoes all over using a fork (to create some small holes)
- Place the potatoes int he Actifry (remove the paddle)
- Brush the potatoes all over with a layer of vegetable oil
- Close the Actifry lid and cook the potatoes for 25 minutes
- After 15 minutes, open the lid and turn the potatoes over the other way
- Close the lid and cook for a further 25 minutes
- After the final 25 minues (50 minutes total cooking time) the potatoes should be soft inside when stabbed with a knife - if not, cook for a little longer
- Once cooked as you like, slice the potatoes and add a blob of butter (optional - but it makes the inside really nice and creamy!)
- Top with your favourite fillings and enjoy!
I usually portion 1 1/2 - 2 potatoes per person (we're using Marris Piper potatoes here, which are smaller than usual 'Baking Potatoes')