How to Bake the Perfect Potato

Baked Potato

Ingredients:

Russet Potatoes – all of similar size

Non-stick vegetable oil spray

Baked Potato Fixings

Fried and Chopped Bacon

Sour Cream

Salsa

Shredded Cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Scrub the potatoes under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Lightly spray potatoes with vegetable oil spray. Use a fork a puncture the top of the potato once or twice so steam will be able to escape while baking. Place onto oven rack and bake until fork tender in the middle – 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the size of the potato. Remove gently from oven and allow to cool slightly.

To Fluff Potatoes Use a fork and make zigzagged punctures into the top of the potato across the top. Using a towel and both hands, gently “massage” the potato to loosen the insides of the potato – without breaking the skin. Then from the bottom up, squeeze the potato so the insides come out of the punctured seams. Top with favorite fixings and serve immediately.

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