How to Bake a Potato: 3 Different Methods!

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How to Bake a Potato (3 different methods)

How about potatoes for dinner?   I tend to use the Idaho russet potatoes for everything.  I have 3 simple methods I use depending on the taste I am going for.

Potatoes can be served with so many different things.  My favorite is a spud with the works!  Or maybe even a potato served with chili and cheese on top.

Three simple methods: Oven baked potatoes, Microwaved potatoes or Aluminum foil wrapped baked potatoes.  Depending on how you like them, will depend on how you bake them.

Always wash the potato and pierce each potato deeply with a fork about 4 times on each side.  This will allow steam to escape in the baking process.  (If you don’t do this, your potato could explode)

Preheat oven to 375 and bake for 1 hour OR Preheat oven to 450 and bake for about 45 minutes. (or until the potato is pierced with a fork and slides in and out with ease)

1.  Oven baked potatoes:    Rub the clean potatoes with Crisco or olive oil, sprinkle them with course salt.  Place them on a baking sheet and bake.  This method will give a crispy skin.

2.  Microwave potatoes:  rub the clean potatoes with Crisco or olive oil, sprinkle with course salt.  Wrap it in a paper towel and microwave.  Flip them once when microwaving them.  (This method is my favorite when time is of importance)

  • 1 potato = about 6 to 7 minutes.
  • 2 potatoes = 10 minutes cooking time
  • 3 potatoes = 13 minutes cooking time
  • 4 potatoes = 15 minutes cooking time

3.  Potatoes baked in aluminum foil:  rub the clean potatoes with Crisco or olive oil, sprinkle with course salt.  Wrap in aluminum foil.  By wrapping these potatoes it will keep the skin nice and soft.  Place the wrapped potatoes on a baking sheet and bake.

Enjoy!

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