Foil-Baked Chilli Potatoes

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The Potato Year: 300 Classic Recipes

The Potato Year

By Lucy Madden

Published 2015

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Romantics could cook these in the embers of a bonfire. A more reliable method is in the oven.


  • 4 large potatoes, cleaned, unpeeled, sliced ΒΌ inch thick
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices bacon, fried until crisp
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 oz (225 g) Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 4 oz (110 g) butter


Lay out four large squares of aluminium foil and divide the slices of potato on these. Season. Crumble the bacon over the potatoes and then divide the onion, cheese and chillies between the four parcels. Dot with little pats of butter.

Bring up the edges of the foil and seal tightly. Bake at gas mark 4/350Β°F/180Β°C for an hour.

β€˜It is not correct to speak of a jacket of a suit. The correct name is coat.

It is acceptable to speak of a jacket potato.’

The British royal dressmaker, Sir Hardy Amies.

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