Alton Brown's Baked Potato

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Moonshadow_Girl

From the Good Eats episode: This Spud's for you. I was looking for information on how long to bake potatoes in the oven and came across this basic recipe from Alton Brown. Perfect potatoes every time! I wanted to include it here so I can add it to my Cookbook.

Top Review by NannyMarvel

Absolutely amazing - I have always loved baked potatoes in restaurants but never could achieve the same result at home. My potatoes were always too dry or too moist on the outside - the insides were always a surprise. This recipe turns out perfect potatoes every time - better than a restaurant. I put some white truffle oil in with the canola and that was soooo good. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash potatoes thoroughly with a stiff brush and cold running water.
  3. Dry, then using a standard fork poke 8 to 12 deep holes all over the potatoes.
  4. Place in a bowl and coat lightly with oil.
  5. Sprinkle with salt
  6. Place potatoes directly on top rack in middle of oven. Place a baking sheet on the lower rack to catch any drippings.
  7. Bake 1 hour or until skin feels crisp and inside feels soft.
  8. NOTE: If you're cooking more than 4 potatoes, you'll need to extend the cooking time by up to 15 minutes.

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