Garlic mushroom jackets recipe

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Baked potatoes are simple to prepare yet extremely versatile and nutritious. They can be served as an accompaniment or with a filling as a complete meal.


  • Recommended serving: 1 x 225g (8oz) potato per person
  • Garlic mushrooms filling
  • 15g ( ½ oz) butter
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 175g (6oz) Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 x 15ml spn (2tblspn) Cream cheese
  • 2 x 15ml spn (2tblspn) Freshly chopped herbs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Select even-shaped potatoes and scrub.

  • Place the potatoes in a pre-heated oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6,

  • After the potato has been cooking for about 1 hour, melt the butter, add the garlic and mushrooms and cook gently for 5 – 10 minutes depending on the variety, (wild mushrooms need to be cooked thoroughly)

  • Stir in the cream cheese and continue cooking for 1 minute. Add the herbs and season to taste

  • When the potatoes are cooked cut them almost in half lengthways and spoon in the mushroom sauce.

Top tip for making Garlic mushroom jackets

Rub a little salt into the skins before baking to make them extra crispy. If cooking an ovenful of potatoes, increase the temperature to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7. Use metal skewers or baking prongs pushed through the potatoes to reduce the cooking time by up to a quarter.

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