Jacket potato shapes

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kids' potato shapes
kids' potato shapes
  • Serves: 1

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Your kids will love these inventive potato shapes, and its a great way of giving them some vitamins and minerals too.


  • 1 medium potato, well scrubbed
  • 25 g (1oz) cheese, grated
  • 15 ml (1/2 fl oz) tomato relish or ketchup
  • 25 g (1oz) mozzarella cheese (optional)


  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Black olives,
  • Red pepper,
  • 1 thin slice of ham
  • 1 stick Peperami
  • Cocktail sticks for fixing


  1. Bake the potato for 1-1 hours or until tender.
  2. For the car: slice the top third off the potato lengthways then using a teaspoon carefully scoop the potato flesh from both parts into a small bowl.
  3. Mix in the grated cheese, season then spoon half back into the larger potato shell. Add the relish then spoon over the remaining potato mix.
  4. Mould into either the shape of a boat, car or train and top with mozzarella.
  5. Use the ham fixed with a cocktail stick for a sail on the boat.
  6. Use a piece of Peperami for the funnel of the train with wheels made from tomatoes and/or olives.
  7. For the car use pieces of red pepper for the doors and wheels.

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