So obviously my intention is to cook every recipe from this book, some are pretty basic and I never think it’s going to turn into anything much to write about. I never expected to have issues over a baked potato…
I do like a baked potato but it does have to be done in the oven and have a soft fluffy inside and a crispy skin. However I was hungry after work and couldn’t wait for an hour and a half so I decided to follow the shortcut this book gives for cooking baked potatoes. It doesn’t say to microwave as I’m assuming they weren’t found in many kitchens in the late 40’s! Instead it suggests boiling them for 10 minutes first…
So I think this was my mistake! I perhaps left them boiling a bit too long, it can’t have been more than 15 minutes but by then the skin was all peeling off!!
I had to just shove in the oven and hope for the best! While they were baking I poached some smoked haddock and then mashed..
As expected my potatoes were a bit rough looking round the edges, and I couldn’t spoon out all the inside in case they completely fell apart! So had to remove what I could, mix that with the fish and then pile back in..
After about another 10 minutes in the oven they were ready, and am annoyed this looks so messy!
Well this will never win any prizes for presentation but it tastes pretty good! It’s not the most exciting recipe, but smoked haddock in a baked potato is a new one for me and was good, but next time I’ll stick to cooking them in the oven only!
Would I make this again? Yes..