Perfect Baked Potato

Simple basics: Here's how to bake a potato so it's perfectly cooked every time.

(5, 36) 89% would make again

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Yield: 1 Serving Ready in 1 hour

Cuisine: American   Main Ingredient: Potato


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Good recipe stevemur an
jones3kids , 3 years ago
Omg this is the recipe for baked potato! The best even the skin taste good i even lighly salted them with garlic salt after the oil rub. DELICIOUS!!!
zephr5 , 3 years ago
So simple. Always wondered how to get a restaurant quality baked potato.
BradJordan , 4 years ago
If you don't have the time to wait an hour to bake a potato, try to nuke the potato( with punctures) in the microwave for 1-3 mins on medium power. Then place the potato in the oven at 400 degrees for 6-12 mins. Next garnish your potato with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
whit89 , 5 years ago
So good! We topped ours with a little butter, chili and some scallions and had it for dinner.
Hbbtgrl , 5 years ago
A simple yet great recipe! We stopped wrapping our potatoes with foil many years ago. We change-up the method just slightly and add a little salt as well. We first prick the potatoes with a fork, then toss in a bowl with oil and use our hands to thoroughly coat. I like to then toss the potatoes with a little kosher salt before placing in the oven. For our taste, we let the potatoes cook completely through in the oven, for an hour maybe more depending on size, or until the skins crisp-up a smidgen. We eat the whole potato, skin and all, and enjoy the crisp, lightly salted skin immensely.
chefhoward76 , 5 years ago
This really does make a perfect baked potato. Even using this recipe for the first time, this new wife (with no discernable cooking skills) impressed her husband. Top notch! I used olive oil; wondering if I can also just spray with Pam . . .
JustJoy , 5 years ago
wineandsong , 7 years ago
I prefer to not use the oil rub before placing in the oven. We prefer a drier skin on our potatoes which we enjoy eating wtih all the minerals just underneath the skin.
fstrhntz , 7 years ago
It doesn't surprise me that the potato was undercooked if you cooked it in foil the entire time. Note that the recipe instructions say to wrap it in foil only AFTER it bakes in the oven.
stevemur , 7 years ago
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stevemur , 7 years ago
Good point; left that important step off. Updating the recipe.
stevemur , 7 years ago
Do you prick the potatoes?
Cookie711 , 7 years ago
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stevemur , 9 years ago
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stevemur , 9 years ago
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stevemur , 9 years ago
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