By Alix Simnock, ADeliciousDish.com
1 can of tuna or 1 can of baked beans
1 cup of shredded cheese of choice (cheddar is good)
Traditionally, English cooking doesn’t rank high on the fine-cuisine charts, but when it comes to simple, easy, and even tasty meals, they in fact have a few clever tricks up their sleeves. After a recent trip back to the motherland (full disclosure: I’m from England) I rediscovered the oh-so-wonderful Jacket Potato.
Slightly different from the American baked potato, the Jacket Potato is not a side dish but an entire meal. What sets it apart from Idaho’s finest are its toppings. Forget the sour cream and chives. Instead, think British – and try tuna and cheese or beans and cheese.
– Bake a potato as you normally would.
– If you want the Tuna Jacket Potato, take a small portion of canned tuna, add some mayo, mix, and voila. It’s ready to eat. For beans, I would recommend the local favorite: Heinz, direct from the can and heated up.
– Take potato out of the oven, slice open three quarters of the way. Add butter. If you wish, and let it melt.
– Add shredded cheese into the sliced potato and let it melt.
– Add tuna or beans.
– Serve and enjoy.
To Make It Even Tastier:
– Add a side salad of iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and cucumber.
– Add corn (straight from the can).
– While enjoying, think of England.