Do you know how to bake a potato? When I first got married, I didn’t. A loaded baked potato is one of Jeremiah’s favorite things, so I quickly learned two ways to cook a spud.
Here’s my basic method, which takes about 1 hour.
- Medium to large russet potato (however many you desire)
- Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 375.
- While it warms up, wash the potatoes, pat them dry and pierce each with a fork two or three times. Light rub each potato with oil, and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. You can use a pastry brush or a paper towel to rub in the oil.
- Place potatoes on a sprayed, foiled-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours, turning them over halfway through.
- Check to see if they are done by seeing if a fork slides through easily.
To get a potato that cooks a little quicker and doesn’t have such a crispy skin, follow the recipe above except heat the oven to 425 and cook the potatoes about 50 to 60 minutes.
If you like soft skins, or don’t plan to eat the skin, wrap the potatoes in foil while they bake.
How do you cook your baked potatoes?