A step-by-step recipe for making a baked potato. Serve with your choice of toppings. Try sour cream and chives, cheese, and olives.

Faye

Recipe Summary

prep:
3 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 33 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Scrub the potato and prick it with a fork to prevent steam from building up and causing the potato to explode in your oven.

  • Bake for 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 29.7g; fat 0.1g; sodium 6.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2006
Recipe is great if you have a lot of time to spare. My mother taught me to make potatoes fast and they come out just the same. 1.Poke a bunch of holes on each potatoe with a fork (to make sure they dont explode) 2. Put in microwave for 10 minutes (3-8 potatoes) (7 minutes for 1-2 potatoes) 3. With an oven mit take the potatoes out of the microwave and wrap in tinfoil individually and place in a preheated oven at 375. 4. Bake 20 minutes or until soft and squishey. (You can check the potatoes with an oven mit on to see if they are cooked and squishey enough to eat. 5. Garnish with what ever you like! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2008
i disagree with some of the reviews! if someone does not have anyone to teach them how to cook and make a baked potato then this was very helpful! i've never cooked a potato in the oven so i needed to find out myself without asking! and this was great help! so thank you for putting this small & easy recipe on here! Read More
(585)
290 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2006
Recipe is great if you have a lot of time to spare. My mother taught me to make potatoes fast and they come out just the same. 1.Poke a bunch of holes on each potatoe with a fork (to make sure they dont explode) 2. Put in microwave for 10 minutes (3-8 potatoes) (7 minutes for 1-2 potatoes) 3. With an oven mit take the potatoes out of the microwave and wrap in tinfoil individually and place in a preheated oven at 375. 4. Bake 20 minutes or until soft and squishey. (You can check the potatoes with an oven mit on to see if they are cooked and squishey enough to eat. 5. Garnish with what ever you like! Read More
(2973)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2005
Good recipe for beginning cooks. Variations are to wrap potato in foil for a tender jacket, or to rub Pam or Olive Oil on potato jacket and sprinkle seasonings and/or sea salt on the outside for a tasty and tough jacket. You can also bake at 400 degrees for 40 - 60 minutes. Baking time will vary on size and number of potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2005
Nice recipe when you have 1.5 hrs to bake them. My version is similar, but much quicker and the potato is fluffy and never 'hard'. I cut the ends off the potato and prick with a fork, then I microwave them first, but ONLY until they are tender but still very firm when you insert a sharp knife. Then I bake them about 15-20 mins. at 350* until skins are dry and the potato is very tender. Then the KEY to my famous baked potatoes is this: *After removing from the oven take each one and squish it a bit by lightly squeezing it between a towel because they are so hot! The result is the potato becomes crumbly and fluffy and then lather on the toppings! People LOVE my bakers. Try it! (By the way I normally HATE microwaved potatoes, but by baking these after starting in the microwave they are superb!!). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/19/2008
i disagree with some of the reviews! if someone does not have anyone to teach them how to cook and make a baked potato then this was very helpful! i've never cooked a potato in the oven so i needed to find out myself without asking! and this was great help! so thank you for putting this small & easy recipe on here! Read More
(585)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2003
This recipie has times and temperatures and everything. Perfect for those of us unsure how to actually cooked a baked potato. Hint: if you are interested in a crusty peel, put your potato directly in the oven. If you like a softer covering, cover it in foil! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2006
Blah, tasted nothing like a potato, maybe I used the wrong fork? Next time I will use a dessert fork. :oP Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2003
Thank you I already knew how to make baked potatoes but I was able to print this out for my husband. They turned out really good. The only thing I like to add is if you rub the skins with oil and sprinkle with salt they get crispy like in restuarants. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2003
Your Basic Great Baked Potato! Before you cook it, roll the wet potato in some salt, pepper, all season, and garlic powder. This makes the skin taste so so good! Stuff it with some brocolli and corn, I'll never go back to microwaves again. ^-^ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
I haven't done this in years, as I'm so used to doing them on the grill anymore - my husband really wanted that "old school" way of a baked potato from the oven tonight so I though I'd indulge him. It was soooo good - especially with all the fixen's: butter, salt, pepper, bacon bits, chives, and a little sour cream! Great classic recipe! Read More
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