Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

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*)


  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.


Most Helpful

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

Sharbear23 January 10, 2014

Great simple potato. I microwaved mine and it came out nice and fluffy. Thanks Little Old Me for a nice keeper. Made for Cookbook Tag.

lazyme December 05, 2010

Mmmmmmm, the perfect baked potato. I used the baking method as opposed to the microwave method and left off the shortening. Just pierced the potatoes with a fork, wrapped in foil, and popped them in the oven! Awesome!

bricookie55 January 16, 2008

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