An appatizer/lunch recipe found in “Cappelens Kokebok” published in 1995
Baking is a great way to cook potatoes. They can be eaten as regular boiled potatoes, but can also be served as an appetizer or main course together with suitable accessories. You should choose quite large potatoes, but it is also possible to bake smaller ones. Mealy varieties are best suited. Note that it is not a good idea to wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil. They get a much better taste and texture without.
The little guy there is Potato Pete and he was part of a campaign introduced during WWII to encourage the British population to eat home-grown vegetables.