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Best Baked Potato Recipe

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4
Calories: 208kcal


  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 4 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Heat the oven to 425°F. Scrub and dry your potatoes. Use a fork and lightly poke the potato in a couple of spots.
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  • Rub the potato with oil and season generously with salt. Place on a wire rack on a baking sheet.
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  • Bake for 30 minutes, then flip and bake for another 20-30 minutes. Squeeze or use a fork to check the doneness. The potato should be tender and soft.
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  • Use clean oven mitts or a clean kitchen towel to gently squish your potato to mash the insides a bit. Place the potato on a place and slice lengthwise then use a fork to fluff the insides. Enjoy hot with plenty of butter, sour cream and chives.
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Serving: 1potato | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.1g | Protein: 4.6g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 0.01mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 952mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1.9g