Potato Perfection

I’d like to announce that I have mastered the baked potato! And I’m going to share my fabulous secrets with you. Hubby and I have been eating baked potatoes alot lately since I discovered I could buy an enormous bag of them at Costco for a little over $6.

I’ve tried this method of baking the potatoes with every size and no matter how big or how small 1 hour and 10 minutes seems to work perfectly.

Tonight I cooked two very different sized potatoes together. I call them … Mommy potato and Daddy potato.


Here are the steps to the perfect baked potato.

  1. Wash potato, poke holes with a fork all the way around.
  2. Coat with olive oil. (I like to put them in a Ziploc bag with a little olive oil and coat them, no messy hands!)
  3. Sprinkle Kosher or Sea Salt all over outside of potato. I like alot of salt, most of it falls off anyway.
  4. Bake in preheated over (straight on rack) at 450 degrees for 1 hour 10 minutes.

Now for the toppings …

I like a conglomeration of multiple toppings on my potato. The more the merrier!

This may sound like a super strange combination, but bear with me. Its out of this world.

  1. Hummus (I use Sabra brand Roasted Pine Nut usually)
  2. Tzatziki (Greek Dill Cucumber yogurt, I buy mine at Costco)
  3. Sauteed Veggies (Broccoli, Onion and Mushrooms)
  4. Artichoke Hearts (the kind packed in delicious oil, again .. I buy mine at Costco)
  5. Feta Cheese

The toppings need to go on in that exact order … (well, probably not really but thats how I think it works best).

Presenting Mommy potato …


And now lets hear it for Daddy potato …


I like my potato completely cut open while Tim likes his stuffed. Either way … absolute perfection.




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3 responses to “Potato Perfection

  1. runeatdatesleep

    I can never bake my potatoes for the right amount of time. Thanks for the tips!

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