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Baked Potatoes

Temperature400°Time1 hour 35 mins

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Sometimes I find that it can be pretty difficult to find a “time and temperature” recipe for something that is rather basic – like oven baked potatoes.  Baked potatoes are a stick-it-in-the-oven-and-walk-away side dish that are amazingly delicious when done right – light and fluffy on the inside and crispy and salty on the outside.

Everyone knows the main purpose of baked potatoes, however, is to be a vehicle for butter, sour cream, cheese, and bacon!

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Look ma! No pan!

The process here is pretty simple so here are some tips:

  • Salt the potatoes while they’re still wet from washing instead of using oil on the outside.
  • For a crispier skin, place the potatoes directly on the oven rack – no need for a pan.
The RecipeRecipe
Baked Potatoes
 
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Deliciously light and fluffy potatoes with a crispy skin.
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Recipe type: Side
Ingredients
  • Large Baking Potatoes (buy them loose and not in bags/already wrapped)
  • Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
  • Butter, Sour Cream, Bacon, Shredded Cheese, Green Onions for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 400° or Convection Oven to 375°
  2. Wash potatoes under cool tap water
  3. While still wet, sprinkle liberally with salt
  4. Poke holes in the potatoes with a fork
  5. Place directly on the rack of the oven
  6. Cook for 1.5 hours
Tips and TricksTips and Tricks

If potatoes aren’t your thing, try scooping out the innards and enjoy the seasoned, crispy skins with your favorite toppings!

Feed the FreezerFeed the Freezer

I haven’t really had much luck with freezing potatoes but since there’s not really much prep work involved, I generally buy them fresh when I do my weekly shopping trip.

Fun FactsFun Facts
  • Potatoes and lettuce are the two most popular fresh vegetables in the U.S.
  • The average American eats approximately 126 pounds of potatoes each year.

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