I’m a chef and you’ve been cooking your potato jacket wrong…the right way to get crunchy skin without any effort

If you thought you knew how to perfectly cook a potato jacket, think again.

It seems like we’ve been doing a lot of wrong things lately…cooking, cleaning and all sorts of things.


If you want a potato jacket with the most fragile skin, listen upCredit: @poppycooks/Tiktok

And now, it looks like we’ve been cooking the potato jacket the wrong way, too.

Poppy O’Toole, a Michelin-trained chef turned “Potato Queen” took to TikTok to tell us how we should cook potatoes if we want perfect crunchy skin.

Poppy uploaded her video to her TikTok account “poppycooks” with the caption “Chef’s Secrets About the Perfect Baked Potato”.

She said, “Everyone wants to know how I get a crust that crunchy and I wish there was something chef for it, but there really isn’t.

“All you have to do is put a fork in, and this will allow the moisturizer to escape out allowing you to have nice, crunchy skin.

“Then you’re going to grease them with vegetable oil, and that will also help get those crunchy in there.

“Add a bit of unflattering salt, you’re going to want to push the boat out for a baked potato.

“Then I put it in a cold oven and put it up to 200°C and leave it there for about two and a half hours, so it’s crunchy and delicious.”

So here’s to you… the secrets of the perfect potato.

In a cold oven (who knew) and let it sit for two and a half hours (which seems like a lifetime to be honest).

First you need to poke the potatoes with a fork


First you need to poke the potatoes with a forkCredit: @poppycooks/Tiktok
Then cover with vegetable oil and peeled salt


Then cover with vegetable oil and peeled saltCredit: @poppycooks/Tiktok
According to Poppy, put your bowl in a cold oven and turn the head up to 200°C for 2½ hours


According to Bobby, put the pot in a cold oven and turn the head up to 200 ° C for two and a half hours.Credit: @poppycooks/Tiktok

So if you thought leaving them in the oven for 40 minutes would do the trick, you heard it here first that that’s not enough time to get the perfect crispy fries.

At the time of writing, Poppy’s video was only posted on TikTok four days ago, but it has already racked up 664K views.

It has 27.2 thousand likes, 210 comments and 488 shares.

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Someone said: Who is a cold oven? I’ve never heard of that before! ”

Another added, “When I make a baked potato, I put it in the microwave for 7 minutes.”

A third commented, “The energy bill is 2.5 hours for one potato.”

If you follow these steps, you will get crispy fries


If you follow these steps, you will get crispy friesCredit: @poppycooks/Tiktok

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