Fun Jacket Potato Car

Jacket Potato Car

There is always heated debate in our household as to how to cook a jacket potato. The boys and I love them when they are cooked uncovered and the skin is tough, brown and delicious. Roy on the other hand prefers a more delicate version with the potato wrapped to cook leaving the skin paler and softer.

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The fun food car I made uses the crispier version but you can of course do either!

This is so quick and simple to prepare and was a slam dunk winner with my boys.


– Jacket potatoes

– For detail I used corn, cherry tomatoes, celery, carrot and baby spinach leaves. Feel free to substitute for whatever you have in the fridge.


1. Look for and cook a potato that has a cylindrical type shape.

Jacket Potato Car - 1 potato (1 of 1)

2. Cut a little triangle that gives you the drivers area and bend the sliced skin back to make the back of the seat.

Jacket Potato Car - 2 seat  (1 of 1)

3. Add 4 chunky tyres. I used carrots but other cylindrical veg would work.

Jacket Potato Car - 3 wheels (1 of 1)

4. I used a piece of celery for an ostentatious exhaust.

Jacket Potato Car - 4 exhaust (1 of 1)

5. And one sliced horizontally for a steering wheel.

Jacket Potato Car - 5 steering wheel (1 of 1)

6. Then I added some corn kernel headlights.

Jacket Potato Car - 6 lights (1 of 1)

7. Followed by some rear lights cut from a cherry tomato.

Jacket Potato Car - 7 rear lights (1 of 1)

8. And the car was ready to hit the celery road.

Jacket Potato Car - 8 road (1 of 1)

9. Brum brum into lunch or dinner …..

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I love to present good, hearty, healthy food beautifully.
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