Simple Baked Potatoes Recipe

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Baked potatoes are so simple, yet perfect for any meal. Throw them in the oven and then top the potatoes with your favorite toppings when they are done. Not to mention budget friendly, too.
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Ingredients
  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons bacon bits (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
PREP
5 mins
COOK
1 hr
READY IN
1 hr
Wash and clean potatoes. Prick each potato with a fork. Grease each potato with oil. Wrap individually in foil. Bake at 450° directly on wire rack in oven. For smaller potatoes, bake for 1 hour. For larger potatoes, bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

When baked, cut in half and fluff pulp with a fork. Serve with butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, salt and pepper.

NOTE: If you want to speed up the process, you can put the potatoes in the microwave on high for 2 minutes after you prick them and before greasing with oil. This will take about 20-30 minutes off your baking time.

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"I like how the skin stayed so soft when it was wrapped in foil. When we were kids, my mom would take the potato out of the skin and top that with butter, salt and pepper. And then put the cheese and bacon in the skin for a special treat. Yum!"
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