How to make baked potatoes

How to make baked potatoes
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Baked potatoes are a simple and delicious side dish that can be enjoyed with a variety of toppings. Here’s a basic recipe for making them in the oven:


  • 4 medium-sized russet potatoes
  • Salt
  • Olive oil or butter (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash the potatoes and dry them thoroughly.
  3. Prick the potatoes several times with a fork to allow steam to escape while they bake.
  4. Rub the potatoes with a small amount of olive oil or butter, if desired.
  5. Sprinkle salt over the potatoes.
  6. Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until they are easily pierced with a fork.
  7. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

You can also add variety to your baked potatoes by adding different toppings like butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, chives, etc.

Note: If you want to speed up the baking process, you can also wrap the potatoes in foil before baking. This will trap the steam and cook the potatoes faster, but it will also result in a softer skin.

Enjoy your homemade baked potatoes!

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