Simple basics: Here's how to bake a potato so it's perfectly cooked every time.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Thoroughly wash and scrub the potato. Pat dry with paper towel. Moisten paper towel with vegetable oil and rub it all over the potato -- this will help keep the potato from drying out during the long baking time. Optionally, salt the outside of the potato. (Do not use pepper at this stage, as pepper burns.) Place a cookie sheet or pan underneath to catch any drippings, if at all. Prick the potato with a fork or knife several times to let the steam escape without tearing the skin.
Place in the oven on the middle rack, and bake for 50 minutes. Using oven mitts, remove from oven and wrap in aluminum foil (optional); this will keep the moisture in for another 10 minutes as it continues to cook.
Serve; add optional toppings.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (546g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Serving|
|Calories from Fat: 781 (71%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 86.8g||116 %|
|Saturated Fat 48g||240 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 26.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 6g|
|Cholesterol 202.8mg||62 %|
|Sodium 1036.8mg||36 %|
|Potassium 1757.8mg||46 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 67.3g||20 %|
|Dietary Fiber 8.6g||34 %|
|Sugars, other 58.7g|
|Protein 16.8g||24 %|
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Calories per serving: 1094
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