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 http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/good-eats/the-baked-potato-recipe/index.html

Ingredients:

  • 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

Step 9: EAT AND ENJOY!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. As a Newbie, I am always browsing online for articles that can be of assistance to me. Thank you

    1. jazzy01 says:

      I do the same thing. I love to research different recipes and how-to sites.

  2. How do I know if a WordPress theme supports a subscribe option?

    1. jazzy01 says:

      It does. It would be under widgets.

  3. It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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