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Microwave jacket potatoes with various toppings

Jacket potatoes are a healthy and cheap meal and can be livened up with lots of different toppings. This recipe gives a choice of three toppings. Cooking them in the microwave speeds up the process considerably, but loses the crunchy jacket. By following the method below, the skin is kept dry which improves the texture when cooked.

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For the jacket potato

  • 1 medium baking potato (about 180g/6oz)

For the leek, apple, cheese and bacon filling

For the tuna and sweetcorn filling

For the salmon and peas filling

For the mushroom and tomato filling