Perfect Baked Potato

Perfect Baked Potato


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This baked potato has a crisp, golden skin, and is light and fluffy on the inside. Great comfort food!

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  • 1 medium baking potato
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 C. shredded Cheddar cheese

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Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Scrub the potato, and pierce the skin several times with a knife or fork. Rub the skin with olive oil, then with salt. Place the potato in the preheated oven, and bake for 90 minutes, or until slightly soft and golden brown. Slice the potato down the center, and serve with butter and black pepper. Sprinkle shredded Cheddar cheese over the top, if desired.

Variation: For a treat, try slicing the very top of the potato off rather than slicing it in two, forming a 'lid'. Scoop out the fluffy contents of the potato, keeping the skin intact. Mix the potato in a bowl with butter, grated cheese and black pepper, then spoon the mixture back into the skin. Replace the lid and serve.

Reviews (4)

  • I also "nuke" my pierced potatoes until gives when slightly squeezed. My final touch is to cover with a bowl and let them steam in their jackets until rest of the meal is ready. The extra touch makes the insides very fluffy.

    Flag as inappropriate coyvashon  |  January 16, 2009

  • pre-cook potato in microwave,rub with olive oil and salt,bake at 400 for 15-20 and SAVE energy

    Flag as inappropriate [email protected]  |  January 16, 2009

  • There is no other way to bake a potato!!!

    Flag as inappropriate PJKerr128  |  January 16, 2009

  • I have made my potatoes this way for many years, only difference is that I use coarse garlic salt and bake at 400 degrees for approx. 60 min. Either way you make it, It is a great recipe and will always get raves.

    Flag as inappropriate midge243  |  January 16, 2009

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