Garlic, thyme & anchovy baked potatoes

Baked Potatoes

Serves 4

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • sea salt

  • 4 baking potatoes

  • 4 anchovies, or 4 rashers of higher-welfare bacon if you're not an anchovy fan

  • 1 handful fresh thyme sprigs

Pound the garlic and butter in a pestle and mortar until smooth. Season the garlic butter well with lots of pepper but just a little salt as the anchovy or bacon will act as a seasoning too.



Cut each potato into 8 slices. Coat the slices of each potato with the butter mix then reassemble each potato on a piece of double-thick foil. Cut the anchovies or bacon into strips and put between the slices. Do the same with the thyme sprigs and carefully wrap up the potatoes.



Lay the wrapped spuds on the cooler coals at the sides of the barbie for 1–1½ hours, depending on their size, turning every now and then, until tender. If you've got a gas barbie, put the potatoes right at the back over a low heat and give them plenty of time to cook. You might even want to give them half an hour's headstart in the oven first.

Nutritional Information

Garlic, thyme & anchovy baked potatoes

A simple and tasty way to jazz up jacket spuds

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This little recipe transforms the humble spud into a delicious, perfect baked potato
Serves 4
1h 40m
Super easy
Method

Everyone loves a baked potato and this is one of the tastiest ways to make them. Slice, fill, then fit them back together.

Pound the garlic and butter in a pestle and mortar until smooth. Season the garlic butter well with lots of pepper but just a little salt as the anchovy or bacon will act as a seasoning too.

Cut each potato into 8 slices. Coat the slices of each potato with the butter mix then reassemble each potato on a piece of double-thick foil. Cut the anchovies or bacon into strips and put between the slices. Do the same with the thyme sprigs and carefully wrap up the potatoes.

Lay the wrapped spuds on the cooler coals at the sides of the barbie for 1–1½ hours, depending on their size, turning every now and then, until tender. If you've got a gas barbie, put the potatoes right at the back over a low heat and give them plenty of time to cook. You might even want to give them half an hour's headstart in the oven first.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:
  • Calories 321 16%
  • Carbs 48.0g 18%
  • Sugar 1.9g 2%
  • Fat 9.5g 14%
  • Saturates 5.3g 27%
  • Protein 8.2g 18%
Of an adult's reference intake

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