How to make a Simple Baked Potato

One of my favorite things to eat when I have to study is a baked potato. It is super easy to prepare, I pop it in the oven for an hour and forget about it, and just about the time when I need a break, a delicious meal is waiting for me. And of course, you can add any toppings to this perfect potato to make it your own version of heaven.

Alton Brown from Food Network is my go-to guy when looking for the correct way of cooking basic food. Here is the link to his baked potato recipe


  • 1 Potato
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Optional: cheddar cheese, salsa, homemade ranch dipping (another blog post of mine)

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Wash dirt off potato.

Step 3: Poke 6-8 holes in potato with fork.

Step 4: Pour olive oil on potato and rub the entire surface with the oil. Dash the potato surface with salt. You can use your hands to spread the salt evenly.

Step 5: Bake for 1 hour in the oven.

Step 6: Remove from the oven. Using a fork, make one line of fork holes on the potato.

Step 7: Using two hands with mitts or a towel, place them on the ends of the potato and push. The potato insides will push out and look like those restaurant styled, beautiful baked potatoes.

Step 8: Add your choice of toppings



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