Our latest Bernard Matthews family panel challenge was to create a breadless lunch. It had to be imaginative but you couldn’t use bread, pittas or wraps. So we racked our brains and I came up with a cute little idea for this challenge, a jacket potato man!
- 1 Jacket Potato per person
- Grated Cheese
- 1 Cherry Tomato per person
- Bernard Matthews Turkey Ham
- Bernard Matthews Turkey Chunks
- Olive Oil
- Rub olive oil all over the jacket potato skins and place in a preheated oven (180F/Gas Mark 4). Cook for about 1hr 30mins. Skin should be crispy on the outside.
- Chop cherry tomatoes in half. Shred/cut the turkey ham into strips. Grate cheese. These will become the ingredients for decorating your potato face.
- Cut Jacket Potato length ways in half. Using a fork mash butter into the potato until soft and fluffy.
- Start by adding the Cherry Tomatoes as eyes, cheese as a beard and the turkey ham as hair. Use turkey chunks for the nose.
- Eat him and enjoy him. Get creative.
I know that lunch times are notoriously known for being something cold, but when you have a busy life to lead, running after various small humans and a household to maintain then you need to be able to create something for lunch that is healthy and very simple. I hate doing meals that require hours of preparation and time in the kitchen. A jacket potato can be put in the oven and left whilst you get on with the day and then requires a short amount of time to make a little more interesting for yourself and your children.
P1 and P2 loved the faces and I actually let them create their own ones which was really fun for them and saved even more time in the kitchen for me. P3 also loved the turkey ham although I don’t think she quite grasped the concept of creating a potato head face just yet.
And who can resist a happy potato face anyway?