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.
- Wash potato, poke holes with a fork all the way around.
- Coat with olive oil. (I like to put them in a Ziploc bag with a little olive oil and coat them, no messy hands!)
- Sprinkle Kosher or Sea Salt all over outside of potato. I like alot of salt, most of it falls off anyway.
- 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.
- Hummus (I use Sabra brand Roasted Pine Nut usually)
- Tzatziki (Greek Dill Cucumber yogurt, I buy mine at Costco)
- Sauteed Veggies (Broccoli, Onion and Mushrooms)
- Artichoke Hearts (the kind packed in delicious oil, again .. I buy mine at Costco)
- 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.