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Perfect Baked Potato – How to Make the Perfect Baked Potato

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Although plain baked potatoes can be incredibly simple to make and delicious, they can also be boring sometimes. So today, we will share with you how to bake them for the most flavorful and creamy baked potatoes and will make your meal more enjoyable. Learn how to bake a potato with this step-by-step tutorial and recipe. It’s very easy and delicious!

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Take a good sized potato and wash it well.
3. Rub the potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle them with salt, and prick them with the tines of a fork.
4. You can lay them directly on the oven rack or place them on a baking sheet. Cook the potatoes for 60 – 90 minutes, until their skin is crispy, and sticking one with a fork meets no resistance.
5. After the potato has been removed from the oven, use a small paring knife to cut down the middle of the potato, and then give it a squeeze to open.
6. For the toppings, we’ll add a tbsp. of butter first, then add a pinch of salt and pepper. Next, add some sour cream onions, cheese and bacon. Lastly, top it off with some green onions.
7. Serve immediately after putting your desired toppings.

Video by In The Kitchen With Matt

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hello and welcome back to in the kitchen
with Matt I am your host Matt Taylor
today I will show you how to make the
perfect baked potato mmm this baked
potato is really easy to make it’s got a
nice outer shell when it’s done nice
soft inner part with a variety of yummy
toppings can’t be beat let’s get started
in the description I’ll have a list of
all the ingredients and tools that I use
to make this perfect baked potato first
let’s preheat our oven to 350 degrees
Fahrenheit now what we do we’ll take a
potato this is a good sized potato and I
washed it really well and now what we’ll
do is we’re going to take a fork and
when you go ahead and poke holes in it
okay and that will let steam out a baked
potato while it’s baking and now what
we’ll do is we’ll take a bowl like so
and then we’ll take some olive oil or
you can use canola oil or whatever oil
you want we’ll go ahead and drizzle some
on there and then we’re going to take some kosher
salt or any kind of coarse salt really
and nice get it all over the edge
make sure the baked potato is all nice
and covered with this oil and the salt
and it will look like that and now what
we’ll do is we’re going to place this
right on the rack in the oven we won’t
cover it in foil and we’re going to bake
this for 1 hour and 15 minutes to an
hour and a half depending on the size of
your potato if you have really one of
those monster potatoes you’re going to
wind up cooking it or baking it a little
bit longer if it’s smaller an hour will
be just fine so this size potato I’m
going to bake it for an hour and 15
minutes now once it’s out of it up out
of the oven so looking mighty tasty
we’ll go ahead and just cut open the top
here feel nice and soft it is and then
you’re just going to just push it like
that look at that awesome now I’m going
to start with some butter got some
melted butter that’s about a tablespoon of butter I’m
going to do a little bit of kosher salt
some pepper some sour cream onions
of course the cheese
the star of the topping the bacon and
we’ll top it off with some green onion
and there we go and that is how you make
the perfect baked potato mmm
super easy to do if I can do it you can
do it.
I’m Matt Taylor this has been another
episode of in the kitchen with Matt
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time for me to dive into this mm-hmm
can’t wait bacon topping