Baked potatoes – Swedish style

I still haven’t learned to like jacket potatoes with baked beans or cheese or tuna, which seems to be how potatoes are eaten here in England. Instead I hold on to my Swedish way of eating baked potatoes. With prawns of course. Try it!

As you can see I eat my potato with a tea spoon, that is another Swedish thing I think... 🙂

Baked potatoes with prawns and caviar, 2 portions

1-2 baking potatoes per person

100 grams peeled prawns (Waitrose’s Maine prawns are ideal, make sure it’s icelandic type prawns and not tiger prawns)

100 ml creme fraiche

3 tbsp mayonnaise

1/2 red onion, finely chopped

1/2 lemon, juice from

2 tsp caviar


ground white pepper

Start off with baking the potatoes for 1-1,5 hours on 200 degrees. Before putting them in the oven slice a cross on the top of each potato, it makes it easier to ‘open’ later. While the potatoes are baking, make the prawn filling. Roughly chop the prawns and mix with the other ingredients, pour in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper, store in fridge until the potatoes are ready. When they are, take them out and push them open with oven gloves. Basically press both sides of the potato towards the middle and the cross you made earlier will come open, and you can spoon in the filling there. Garnish with lemon slices or some more caviar if you like. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to Baked potatoes – Swedish style

  1. T. says:

    While in the US; a common way to eat baked potatoes in with sour cream; cheddar cheese; streaky bacon bits; and chopped green onion or chopped chives…oh and must not forget the melted butter…but this sounds absolutely scrumptious…I think this would be good for an easy lunch or a quiet dinner…

    • Hanna says:

      How funny, I chose bacon, creme fraiche and grated cheese last time I made baked potatoes and it was lovely! Didn’t even know that was how you eat it in the states! 🙂 Really recommend it this way too though!

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