The Correct Way To Bake A Potato

Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables.  We can make french fries, hash browns, wedges, and so many other delicious dishes.  But one of the tastiest and easiest potato dishes, is the baked potato!

Here’s a variation you may like instead of the usual method of just wrapping them in foil.

Start by slicing the top off the potato.
right way to bake a potatoes

Next, use a small knife to cut rings around the inner part.
right way to bake a potatoes

Cut the sides of the potato all the way around, but leave a small uncut circle at the bottom. Use your thumb to measure this part.
right way to bake a potatoes

When you flip the potato back over, you should have something similar to this. If the cuts need to be deeper, do it now before the next step.
right way to bake a potatoes

Finally, it’s time to brush the potato with olive oil and sprinkle salt on top.
right way to bake a potatoes

Place the potato in a foil-lined tray and into the oven at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. Afterwards, brush on more olive oil and place it back in the oven.
right way to bake a potatoes

This is what your potato should look like after another 30 minutes.
right way to bake a potatoes

For added awesomeness, throw some cheese on top and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
right way to bake a potatoes

Now that you have your cheesy baked potatoes…
right way to bake a potatoes

…you can sprinkle the whole thing with bacon bits.
right way to bake a potatoes

Any other fixings are welcome, like sour cream. This is your baked potato, after all, and you can put whatever you want on it!
right way to bake a potatoesNow that is a baked potato! If anyone needs me, I will be in the kitchen making 6,000 of these.

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