Perfect Baked Potato Recipe
Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
A perfect baked potato is simple to prepare in the oven, with crispy skin and a fluffy interiors. This basic recipe for how to bake a potato is foolproof.
medium russet or Idaho potatoes
(about 7 ounces each)
extra-virgin olive oil spray
chives, sour cream, Greek yogurt, butter, salt and pepper
(optional for topping)
Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
Use a fork to prick a few holes into the potatoes all over. Place on the baking sheet, spritz the potato with olive oil and rub all over; sprinkle with kosher salt all over.
Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until the skin is golden and crisp and the potato is tender.
Use a fork to fluff up the insides of the potato before adding your toppings.
Slice open each potato. Assemble with all the fixins you like.
Cook the potato for 3 to 4 minutes and then carefully flip and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
For every extra potato you're making, add 1 minute for each side.
If the potato is still hard, continue to cook in 1-minute increments until the potato is tender.
Bake potatoes ahead for the week. To reheat, place on a sheet pan and warm in 350F oven about 20 minutes, or microwave 1 to 2 minutes.
Refrigerate leftover potatoes for up to 4 days.
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