This perfect baked potato is wonderful!
There are many ways to make baked potatoes, but I wanted to share my favorite. This is super simple but my family loves these potatoes! I make these baked potatoes in advance because they are perfect to enjoy on a busy night and heat up well.
I could eat this baked potato every day! Ingredients needed:
We love the shell of the potato to be crisp and the olive oil and garlic creates a nice crispy shell. Plus the potato keeps its form better if the shell is crispy so none of the delicious toppings fall out. So many great things you can top a baked potato with.
Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
Ranch dressing or seasoning
Chili Beans or Chili
Pico or Salsa
Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
So many great ways to enjoy a baked potato! We actually love the shell and always make a “shell sandwich” after we finish the potato. We stuff the shell with our favorite toppings and eat it like a sandwich. It’s been a family thing for years. Ha!
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Perfect Baked Potato
The perfect baked potato
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Powder
- Idaho Potatoes
Preheat oven to 425. Wash potato in cold water and pat dry. In a bowl coat the bottom with a little olive oil, depending on how many potatoes you are making you may have to add more oil.
Roll potato in oil, to coat skin and the sprinkle potato with garlic powder. Cook in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes directly on the rack. I use smaller potatoes, they aren’t the large baking ones because I enjoy a smaller serving size. If you plan to use the larger potatoes, you will need to probably cook longer.
I like to cook them until the outside is crispy and the center is very soft. I don’t puncture my potatoes before cooking but you definitely should if you feel your potatoes will explode. I have never had that happen. We enjoy the skin of the potato and this gives it a wonderful taste! Try it, you will enjoy it.
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