How to Bake a Potato

Follow this step-by-step to get delicious baked potatoes that rival any steakhouse's side order.
By: Cooking Creation

  • Step 5: Prepare for Toppings
    Crack Open the Potatoes
    Remove the potatoes from the oven. Be careful — they will be hot!

    Once they are cool enough to handle, poke a dotted line down the center of each potato with your fork. Go from one end to the other.

    Next, gently squeeze in the ends of each potato together to crack them open. Again, be careful as steam will escape.