Russet Potatoes – all of similar size
Non-stick vegetable oil spray
Baked Potato Fixings
Fried and Chopped Bacon
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.