Easy Baked Potato Recipe

This baked potato recipe is one of many healthy potato recipes available for immediate download. This basic potato recipe is very simple and you can easily get great results.  

Follow these five simple rules and enjoy your baked potato.

1. Selecting the best potato for baking is key to getting good results when cooking in the oven. By far the best baking potato is the Russet or Idaho potato.

2. Hand pick your potatoes from you local grocery store or farmers market. Avoid potatoes with green patches or potatoes that are shriveled, sprouting or wrinkled.

3. Don't wrap your potatoes in aluminum foil while baking. If you do your baked potatoes will taste more boiled than baked.

4. To keep your potatoes from bursting and to reduce cooking time, pierce the skin of each potato with a fork or paring knife.

5. While baking, turn the potatoes over at the halfway point to prevent over browning on one side and assist in uniform cooking.

Simple Baked Potato Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Russet or Idaho potatoes
  • potato toppings

Cookware and Utensils:

  • paper towels
  • baking pan or cookie sheet

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Start by pre-heating your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash and scrub potatoes under running cold water. Then pat potatoes dry using paper towels after a good washing.
  3. Use a fork or sharp knife to pierce the skin of each potato. Two or three pokes will due.
  4. Place potatoes on center oven rack and bake for about 1 hour, until tender with a pierced fork. Turn the potatoes halfway through baking.

  5. Potatoes should be served immediately or wrapped in aluminum foil for up to 10 minutes before serving.
  6. Serve potatoes with your favorite toppings, such as: sour cream, cheese, chill, bacon bits, butter, etc.

This recipe provided courtesy of https://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/

Each fully cooked potato without any toppings has the following nutritional values: 120 calories, 25 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams protein, 4 milligrams sodium, 0 grams fat and 0 mg cholesterol. If you're watching the calories, try some healthy soul food low fat alternatives.

I'm sure you'll enjoy this recipe for baked potato for many years to come.