Best Baked Potato

Steps on how to prepare a Best Baked Potato recipe

Time

1 hour 10 minutes

Servings

1

Calories

284.1

    Ingredients

  • 1 large russet potato
  • canola oil
  • kosher salt

    How to make it

  1. 1. STEP

    Heat oven to 350°F and position racks in top and bottom thirds.

  2. 2. STEP

    Wash potato (or potatoes) thoroughly with a stiff brush and cold running water.

  3. 3. STEP

    Dry, then using a standard fork poke 8 to 12 deep holes all over the spud so that moisture can escape during cooking.

  4. 4. STEP

    Place in a bowl and coat lightly with oil.

  5. 5. STEP

    Sprinkle with kosher salt and place potato directly on rack in middle of oven.

  6. 6. STEP

    Place a baking sheet (I put a piece of aluminum foil) on the lower rack to catch any drippings.

  7. 7. STEP

    Bake 1 hour or until skin feels crisp but flesh beneath feels soft.

  8. 8. STEP

    Serve by creating a dotted line from end to end with your fork, then crack the spud open by squeezing the ends towards one another.

  9. 9. STEP

    It will pop right open.

  10. 10. STEP

    But watch out, there will be some steam.

  11. 11. STEP

    NOTE: If youre cooking more than 4 potatoes, youll need to extend the cooking time by up to 15 minutes.

    Ingredients

  • 1 large russet potato
  • canola oil
  • kosher salt

    Tags

    VEGETABLE

    LOW PROTEIN

    LOW CHOLESTEROL

    HEALTHY

    WEEKNIGHT

    OVEN

    < 4 HOURS

    EASY

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