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perfect baked potato

How To Bake The Perfect Baked Potato


  • Russet Baking Potatoes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Wash potatoes in cool water and dry.
  3. Prick with a fork or knife 4 times on each side of each potato.
  4. Rub olive oil all over each potato and sprinkle Kosher salt all over the skins.
  5. Place in preheated oven directly on a rack placed in the middle of your oven.
  6. Bake for 1 hour.
  7. Test for doneness by gently squeezing the ends of potato towards the center. If it easily gives it is done, if it is hard or provides resistance to the squeezing continue to bake until done.
  8. Remove from oven and make a cut in the top, starting 3/4 inch from each edge.
  9. With your thumb and forefinger squeeze the ends of the potato by pushing in and down, while the center begins to come through the cut.
  10. Serve with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

Recipe provided by Old World Garden Farms