--Baked Potato-- Baked, Microwaved or Grilled

Total Time
1hr 4mins
Prep 4 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a basic recipe for a baked potato with 3 ways of preparation that being baking, microwaving or grilling. It can be made for one, two, three or four potatoes or more. A Better Homes recipe that has been around for years and has been tested over time. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy! ChefDLH

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. FOR BAKED:.
  2. ***************.
  3. Scrub baking or sweet potatoes thoroughly with a brush.
  4. Pat dry.
  5. For soft skins rub the skins with butter, shortening, margarine or oil --OR--.
  6. Skip rubbing skins.
  7. Prick potatoes with a fork.
  8. Wrap each potato in aluminum.
  9. Bake in 425 degree oven for 40-60 minutes or in a 350 degree oven for
  10. 70-80 minutes until tender.
  11. When done, roll each potato gently under your hand.
  12. Then cut a crisscross in each top with a knife.
  13. Press in and up on the ends of each potato.
  14. Add toppings of your choice.
  15. FOR MICROWAVED:.
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  17. Scrub 6-8 ounce baking or sweet potatoes.
  18. Pat dry (Do not rub with butter, margarine, shortening or oil).
  19. Prick with a fork.
  20. Arrange potatoes on a plate in a spoke fashion.
  21. Microcook, uncovered, on 100% power(high) until tender.
  22. 5-7 minutes for one potato.
  23. 7-9 minutes for two potatoes.
  24. 13-16 minutes for 4 potatoes.
  25. Rearranging and turning potatoes over once.
  26. Let stand 5 minutes.
  27. When done, roll each potato gently under your hand.
  28. Then cut a crisscross in each top with a knife.
  29. Press in and up on the ends of each potato.
  30. Add toppings of your choice.
  31. FOR GRILLING:.
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  33. Scrub baking or sweet potatoes.
  34. Pat Dry.
  35. For soft skins rub the skins with butter, shortening, margarine or oil.
  36. Prick potatoes with a fork.
  37. Wrap each potato in a 7 inch square of heavy foil.
  38. Grill potatoes on an uncovered grill directly over medium slow coals for 1 to 2 hours or until tender .
  39. When done, roll each potato gently under your hand.
  40. Then cut a crisscross in each top with a knife.
  41. Press in and up on the ends of each potato.
  42. Add your choice of toppings.
Most Helpful

5 5

Such a simple recipe. I nuked mine since I was in a hurry and it worked well. Thanks for sharing. Made for What's on the Menu tag.