How to Make a Baked Potato!

To some, this is the simplest thing in the world…anyone can bake a potato, right? Well, not so much. When I was in my first apartment, trying to teach myself to cook for the first time…I was completely and totally lost on such a simple thing. And I didn’t have internet at home to just pop on and figure it out. In this day and age, though, most anyone can get to a library at least to learn about such things, and I thought I’d post a very short tutorial on this simple procedure. This method was adapted from the way several steakhouse-type restaurants make them, so if your potatoes at home never taste as good as the ones at the steakhouse, try this!

First, you wash the potato, and place it on a paper towel:
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Wrap the potato in the paper towel to dry it:
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Place a half-pat of butter (about 1 teaspoon’s worth) on the potato and put the potato on a square of foil, discarding the paper towel.
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Use your fingers to rub the butter all around the potato till it is fully coated, and sprinkle sea salt on it if you’d like:
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Fold the foil towards you, over the potato:
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Pull the ends of the foil in towards the center of the potato, and roll the potato until it is covered by the foil:
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Form the foil tightly around the potato:
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Now bake it at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour, OR 400 degrees for 45 minutes, OR 300 for 90 minutes. And now you can enjoy your baked potato topped with whatever you’d like! I personally am a fan of the broccoli, cheese sauce, and bacon bits approach, but a potato is good with just about anything on top!

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. SACRILEGE!!!!!! As a daughter of a fully Irish family, we would NEVER wrap foil around our potatoes!! You want crispy skin, not soggy!! So we wash our potatoes, dry them and then poke them to death with a fork. Popped right on the oven rack and baked for an hour and you have warm yummy goodness inside crisp skin. 😀

    LOL – Can you believe I’ve NEVER had a foil wrapped baked potato except in a restaurant??

  2. Obviously you clean your oven more than I do…LOL. I wouldn’t eat a potato baked on the rack of MY oven for anything. Ever notice how there aren’t any pics of stuff IN my oven? There’s a reason for that. I hate cleaning it.

    The butter does crisp it, though, in case you’re curious. Oil works, too, in order to get a crispy exterior. Thanks for the input, though, that’s really interesting!

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