Perfect Baked Potato Recipe - Today we are going to learn how to make the Baked Potato Recipe. You can always microwave your potato and call it a baked potato. Or you can cook your baked potato in the oven. When you microwave your baked potato it is a fast, easy, and simple way of cooking the potato quickly. Baking the potato in the oven takes longer but gives you a crisp potato skin. Whatever way you choose to put together your baked potato recipe….you can count on it tasting great.
Just about any potato that you can buy in the store can be baked. But in reality a good Russet potato is the best choice for a baked potato. Russet potatoes are used a lot in potato recipes.
Before cooking the baked potato you will want to scrub it clean. A vegetable brush will do the trick.
How To Bake A Potato
Preheat oven to 350F
Make sure the rack in the oven is set in the middle position
With a sharp knife you will want to pierce the potato about 8 times all around the potato. This will prevent the potato from exploding while it is being cooked.
To make the skin of your baked potato taste really good you should roll the potato in a dish of coarse salt before cooking
Place the potato on a cookie sheet and place in oven for 1 hour
About 1/2 hour into cooking turn the potato over to prevent browning on one side
The potato is done when it is fork tender or gives easily when squeezed in the middle.
There is no need to wrap the potato in aluminum foil or anything else before baking.
You can top your baked potato with sour cream, butter, bacon, or anything else you want. This is one great potato recipe!
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