How to Bake the Perfect Potato

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
1 hr 15 mins

Ahhhh...Golden, crispy brown skins and soft, flaky, tasty potato-goodness inside. You can take this recipe and top it with your favorite choices of sour cream, butter, herbs, salt and pepper.... Or make twice baked potatoes or potatoes skins.. When baking a large amount of potatoes at one time, choose potatoes with uniform shapes and sizes; they'll cook more evenly and get done at the same time. Or remove as they are cooked.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and dry off as many potatoes as you plan to serve, and count on each person eating 1-2 halves.
  3. Pierce potatoes using a fork work your way around each potato stabbing deeply into it's flesh. 3-4 stabs should do it depending on the size of the potatoes you are using. This allows steam to escape during the cooking process.
  4. Rub potatoes with oil to lightly coat.
  5. Sprinkle with salt if desired.
  6. Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on size on the middle rack in oven.
  7. The skin will be puffed up, golden-brown and crispy, and the potato should squish easily and be very soft on the inside.