Perfect Baked Potato

Perfect Baked Potato

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"This baked potato has a crisp, golden skin, and is light and fluffy on the inside. Great comfort food!"

Ingredients

1 h 31 m servings 419 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 419 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 13.1 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 1448 mg
  • 58%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Scrub the potato, and pierce the skin several times with a knife or fork. Rub the skin with olive oil, then with salt.
  2. Place the potato in the preheated oven, and bake for 90 minutes, or until slightly soft and golden brown. Slice the potato down the center, and serve with butter and black pepper. Sprinkle shredded Cheddar cheese over the top, if desired.

Footnotes

  • Variation
  • For a treat, try slicing the very top of the potato off rather than slicing it in two, forming a 'lid'. Scoop out the fluffy contents of the potato, keeping the skin intact. Mix the potato in a bowl with butter, grated cheese and black pepper, then spoon the mixture back into the skin. Replace the lid and serve.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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These potatoes were yummy! Here's what I did... I scrubbed three potatoes, poked holes, and microwaved them for 5 minutes to get them started and to save time in the oven. I put the olive oil...

I think the oven temperature needs to be a little higher or the potatoes should be much smaller. I used what I considered to be a medium potato but it was still a little firmer than I would hav...

Love baking potatoes this way. I usually have large potatoes so I have to bake them a long time. I usually have the oven on 350 or 400 degrees depending on how much time I have for them to bake....