Jacket Potato Burgers

This is one of those dishes that is deliciously simple but gets everyone’s attention. It’s not a recipe, so much as a replacement.

Think of your favourite burger with all of the toppings you love, but use a jacket potato instead of a bun! Robert is a big fan of a cheese and bacon burger, but you can pop in gherkins, extra sauces, extra cheeses… it’s up to you! Served next to a side salad, there’s no need for chips.

Serves 2


  • A large Fairfields Farm baking potato
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Burger patty of your choice
  • 4 x Bacon rashers
  • 60g Vintage Cheddar, sliced
  • 1 x White onion


  1. Bake your potatoes – brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and baked for 20 minutes at 200oc, then a further hour at 160oc. If you’re in a hurry, microwave the potatoes for 8-12 minutes depending on size, then bake for a further ten minutes drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt.
  2. While the potatoes cook, prepare a side salad, cover and place in the fridge. Before you put the chopping board away, slice the onion.
  3. In the last five minutes of baking your potatoes, start to fry your bacon, onions and burger – in the same pan if you’d like, with a splash of oil if needed.
  4. Whilst these are cooking, remove your potatoes from the over and allow to rest and cool for 5 minutes.
  5. When your other ingredients are ready, slice the potatoes along the middle to create the bun shape, pressing an indentation into the top slice of potato or scooping out space.
  6. Load the toppings (I recommend cheese into the indentation first, so it is nice and melty) and close the ‘burger’.
  7. Serve with a side salad and a good glass of red.



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