Easy Baked Potato

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Easy Baked Potato
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Baked Potato Recipe – These oven-baked potatoes taste like pure magic, and remind you how amazing a simple baked potato can be. Only 4 ingredients and you get the best baked potatoes ever! The secret is to bake the potatoes at 400ºF (200ºC) for a long period of time. This ensures incredible crispiness outside and fluffiness inside. Feel free to load your baked potato with the filling of your choice. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Baked Potato recipe

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Baked Potatoes recipe

Baking potatoes in the oven is as easy as delicious. And they’re totally different from the ones we make in the microwave! Usually, we bake potatoes for 45 minutes to 1 hour, but here we go for more like 2 hours. We bake potatoes at a fairly average temperature for 1-hour minimum, up to 2 hours,  for maximum fluffiness inside and crispiness outside. Feel free to garnish with your favorite toppings!

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1. To bake the potatoes: Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Poke the potatoes deeply with a fork and arrange them on a baking sheet. Brush on all sides with olive oil and sprinkle salt all over.

2. Bake for 1 or 2 hours (closer to 2, if you have time). When the baked potatoes feel crunchy on the outside, remove potatoes from the oven, cut the potatoes open to release the steam, then put them back into the oven for 10 minutes more.

3. After 10 minutes, remove the baked potatoes from the oven and serve immediately seasoned with salt and pepper and loaded with the filling of your choice – here we used a delicious chicken salad. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the baked potato recipe

  • We like to use russet potatoes but you can also opt for Yukon Gold or Idaho.
  • If you like to eat potato skins, coating the spuds in salt makes the skins extra-crispy and flavorful once baked.
  • Don’t wrap the potatoes with foil. Doing so won’t give you that nice crispy skin. Leaving the potatoes unwrapped will give you the best results.

How to serve the Baked potatoes?

Depending on how hungry you are, there is plenty of options for serving a baked potato. You really can’t go wrong by serving this baked potato recipe with a chicken salad, egg salad, avocado salad, or a dollop of butter, salt, pepper, chili pepper flakes, and scallion. Try sour cream, bacon bits, chives, Greek yogurt, or even a simple drizzle of olive oil!

What to serve with the Baked potatoes?

Enjoy this baked potato recipe as a side dish for grilled meat, fish, or chicken. It is consistent enough to enjoy as a light meal if you prefer, especially if you load it up with chicken salad.

How to keep the baked potatoes leftovers?

You can keep the baked potatoes for up to 3 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Reheat the potatoes in the oven or the microwave.

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