Salt-baked potatoes

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:5 mins
  • Cook:2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

Give jacket potatoes a new lease of life with this simple side dish, great with a summer roast

Nutrient Unit
kcal 153
fat 0g
saturates 0g
carbs 34g
sugars 1g
fibre 3g
protein 5g
salt 3.82g


  • 2 egg whites , lightly beaten with a fork
  • 4 tbsp sea salt
  • 8 large baking potatoes , each pricked 2-3 times with a fork
  • butter , to serve, if you like
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  • STEP 1

Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Put the egg whites and salt in 2 shallow bowls. Dip each potato into the egg white to completely cover, then dab into the salt to cover in patches. Carefully put the potatoes onto a baking sheet, pressing on any remaining salt, then bake for 1½ hrs.

  • STEP 2
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Bake them for a further 1 hr at 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Scrape off as little or as much of the salt as you like before eating.

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