ATK's Best Baked Potato

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READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 4 potatoes
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Using a fork, poke six times to make holes into each large Russet potato.
  • Combine salt and water. Roll each potato in liquid.
  • Transfer potatoes to a wire rack on a baking pan. Place into oven.
  • Bake in a preheated 450 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. IMPORTANT: Internal temperature should be 205 degrees to be done.
  • Test temperature into the end of the potato and see that there is no resistance. 205 to 212 degrees is the ideal range.
  • Brush potatoes with 1 Tbsp. of vegetable oil and return to oven for 10 minutes to crisp skin.
  • Cut an X in the top of the baked potato and using a dishtowel, squeeze potato at each end to open the X and let steam escape.
  • Top with butter or whatever toppings you prefer.
  • DO NOT LEAVE POTATOES UNCUT/SPLIT -- EAT IMMEDIATELY FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE.
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