Does anyone really “bake” potatoes at home anymore? Yes, I understand it may be a bit more time consuming than tossing them in the microwave. Heck, you can even purchase “ready to microwave” potatoes at your local market. However, you will definitely appreciate the difference in taste, and texture. So, if you are going to enjoy all the carbs potatoes have to offer, skip the microwave. Follow my technique to master the most perfectly Baked Potatoes. You know the ones I am talking about. The skin is so crispy that it kind of falls away from the tender insides.
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HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT BAKED POTATOES
Do you remember when you were younger and your Mom or Dad would bake potatoes in the oven or grill, wrapped in foil? Well, forget all of that. This is a “no foil” recipe. Foil steams the potato, and will not allow you to achieve that crispy skin! I have not yet tested this technique on the grill. However, I would suggest if you do, create a barrier between the grate and potatoes. This will help to ensure that the potato has adequate time to cook on the inside.
So, how do we make the most incredible Baked Potatoes. After you rinse the potatoes, be sure to pat them super dry. Poke each potato about three times with a fork. This will also allow part of the steam to be released, and make for a super tender inside.
Be sure to rub each potato, generously with olive oil. Use kosher salt. Regular table salt (which I never use) will just not suffice. Also, one of my favorite kitchen gadgets is this salt keeper. Prices range depending upon the type of wood. Click here for one I found that is very reasonably priced. They also make a perfect gift!
You can definitely bake these on a cookie sheet. However, I highly recommend using this flat cast iron pan. Click here to purchase the exact one I used to make these perfect Baked Potatoes. Believe me, you will use it, over and over again.
Depending on the size of the potatoes, you will bake for at least 45 minutes. Test at the 45 minute mark by piercing with a fork. Mine were fairly large, so they took one hour to fully bake.
To serve, split the top of the Baked Potatoes. Squeeze open. Dress with your favorites toppings. Butter, cheese, sour cream, chives, bacon, parsley, whatever you so desire! For me, I like to keep mine simple. So, I enjoy mine with just a little butter, fresh parsley, kosher salt and black pepper! Make tonight a true “Steakhouse” meal by serving these beauties along side the most Perfect Steak and Creamed Spinach!Print
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