Your Basic Baked Potato

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Little Old Me

Another fabulous basic! Tastes great topped with sour cream, butter, & salt. (Though I am sure there are some fabulous low fat alternatives on this site! *W*)

Top Review by Sharbear23

I did the microwave method and it came out great! Thanks for posting!


  1. Scrub potatoes with water (Do not peel.).
  2. Rub with shortening to soften up skins (If you want, optional).
  3. Wrap in aluminum foil.
  4. Bake at 375* 1- 1 1/2 hours.
  5. OR Pierce potatoes with a fork to allow steam to escape.
  6. Arrange an inch apart in circle shape on a paper towel.
  7. Microwave 12- 15 minutes.

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