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A longtime favourite to campers, jacket potatoes are almost as easy as they are delicious. You don't need an oven to make a perfectly baked potato, only some tin foil and your favourite toppings. 

Ingredients Equiptment 
Baking Potatoes
Topping of your choice

Kiln Dried Logs
KindleFlamers or 
Flamers & Kindling
Tin Foil
Protective Glove


Step One

Light your fire a few hours before cooking your potatoes - you might even find that last night's ashed are warm enough for this. If your fire is too hot, the potatoes will burn on the outside and not cook the inside, so make sure there is still heat in your firepit/campfire, but not too much. 

flaming firewood kiln dried logs infront of cooking firepit

Step Two

When your coal and ash is ready, quickly prepare the potatoes. The smaller the potatoes, the quicker they will cook. Tear off a piece of tin foil big enough to wrap your potato in. Using a fork, stab the potato a few times in different places, then oil well and season with salt and pepper.

Step Three

Wrap your potatoes in the piece of tin foil. Using heat-protective gloves, place your potatoes in the hot coals. Leave to cook for an hour or two. You can check the potatoes every now and then, and if not cooked, simply place them back in the fire. 

cooking jacket potatoes in hot coals on firepit

Step Four

Once cooked, remove from heat and add your toppings. We topped ours with coronation chicken. Yummy!

jacket potatoes cooked on the firepit