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My teenager is 'making' jacket potatoes

75 replies

SouthWestmom · 18/06/2019 17:54

So far he has not believed me that we use a brush to clean them and not a cloth (as per his recipe). Now I have to check how clean they are and whether they have been brushed enough. Next his recipe calls for a 'cloth' to dry them. I am 'ridiculous' for suggesting kitchen towel and not having a dedicated potato drying cloth.

So far the potatoes have not got anywhere near the oven....

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hidinginthenightgarden · 18/06/2019 17:54

Late tea then for you!

FirstTimeDogParent · 18/06/2019 17:55

Does he have the first clue about how long they take to cook?!

Zoeputthatdown · 18/06/2019 17:56

Good luck!!

FirstTimeDogParent · 18/06/2019 17:56

Good on him for giving it a go thoug

FirstTimeDogParent · 18/06/2019 17:56


Atalune · 18/06/2019 17:57

Microwave first surely then finish them off in the oven

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD · 18/06/2019 17:58

Reminds me of a friends brother who decided to make mash - and tried to mash the potatoes raw. He was her big brother and we were 17 at the time.

MonstranceClock · 18/06/2019 17:59

I have never heard of anyone brushing a potato???

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD · 18/06/2019 18:00

I have a scrubby brush in the shape of a potato.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD · 18/06/2019 18:01

I really want a jacket potato now!

dementedpixie · 18/06/2019 18:02

We also have a brush to scrub potatoes (and other veg). It takes hours in the oven. Is he starting them off in the microwave?

clearsommespace · 18/06/2019 18:04

I thought everyone scrubbed potatoes with a brush!

IHaveBrilloHair · 18/06/2019 18:04

I understand brushing them to get rid of dirt but drying them?
Why do they need to be dryConfused

SouthWestmom · 18/06/2019 18:05

Ah, loving the encouragement for the teen. We are now cross because sunflower oil is not the same as olive oil (as per his recipe) and he is not convinced that it will work .

Just seen a bowl of salt he is using to cover them in (recipe says 'rub' apparently). I may need to intervene ...

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HappyintheHills · 18/06/2019 18:06

Better to leave them damp so that the salt will stick.

LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD · 18/06/2019 18:08

I do the Jamie Oliver - in a bowl with drop of oil and some sea salt in the microwave. I then finish off int the overs for extra crispness!

dementedpixie · 18/06/2019 18:08

Will the oil not help the salt stick?

TinklyLittleLaugh · 18/06/2019 18:10

Good on him I say. Everyone’s a beginner at the start.

SouthWestmom · 18/06/2019 18:10

Yes I think that's the oil theory. No to the microwave so god knows when we are eating Grin he is making me feel like a slattern with my frozen box of jacket potatoes.

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TimeIhadaNameChange · 18/06/2019 18:10

I'd let him get on with it. Only way he'll learn. If you intervene he'll never know if his way would work or not.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds · 18/06/2019 18:11

I really fancy a jacket potato now too.

Grin at the thought of someone actually sitting down to write a “recipe” for them though!

dementedpixie · 18/06/2019 18:12

Your dinner is at 8ish then? You'll be starving by then

Whoopstheregomyinsides · 18/06/2019 18:12

Love an oven baked spud with cheese and coleslaw

SouthWestmom · 18/06/2019 18:12

Bit like the 'how to boil an egg' book? Was that Delia?

He mastered cheesy scrambled eggs last week.

It's jus he is quite a Puritan about recipes...

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LordProfFekkoThePenguinPhD · 18/06/2019 18:12

Mmmmm. Cheese and beans. With pickle. 😋

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