- Eggy Jacket Potato Surprise
This one emerged after I bought a load of free-range eggs really cheaply, they were “close” to their supposed use-by date!
The idea of cooking an egg in a potato comes from years ago when I was in the Scouts, it is one of those meals we tried to do in tin foil on a campfire, and after wracking my brain to come up with something slightly more interesting than fried/boiled/scrambled eggs, I vaguely remembered this and thought I may as well try it out!
1 medium/large Jacket Potato
1 portion Baked Beans
Wash your potato. Put your oven on full power/heat to pre-heat it for the next stage.
Cook it until almost soft inside (test with a knife blade). I started mine off in a microwave for speed. The time to do this will very much depend on how big your potato is, mine as pictured above, spent 12 mins on high in my old tired microwave, an oven would usually take quite a bit longer.
Carefully, as it will be HOT, cut off the top of the potato about a third of the way down, ( standing it pointy end up), and scoop out an egg-shaped space in the middle. Break your egg into a cup ( this ensures you don’t have a bad one and thus ruin the potato), then pour the whole egg into the potato cavity you have made. Replace the potato lid you cut off, and remembering to keep it upright still, place in the pre-heated oven for around 15/20 minutes, or until the potato skin goes crispy!
Once crispy on the outside, the egg inside should be cooked through, place on a plate and serve with beans if desired!
Voila, one simple tasty supper!
Cooking Time – approx 45 minutes, less if you start off in a microwave
Cost – approx 35p/ 63p per person, it will depend on where you get your ingredients!