There has been a lot of questions about how to bake a potato, so here am I will teach you exactly how to make the best baked potato.
The two best types of potatoes for baking are King Edward and Desiree.
STEPS ON HOW TO BAKE POTATO
Step 1: Wash your potato to clean any dirty particles on it, usually a brush works well for this.
Step 2: Poke holes with a fork into the potato for about six times.
Step 3: In a bowl add a cup of water and two tbsp of salt, mix until it is well distributed.
Step 4: Dip the potato into the bowl, roll it until all parts of the potato has a the water on it.
Step 5: Place in the oven at 400 degrees, then cook for an hour.
Step 6: Take out the potato from the oven, the brush throughout with vegetable oil to get a shinny and crispy look after it is done, then take it back into the oven for another 15 minutes.
Step 7: After 15 minutes, bring out your potato from the oven, and cut then open to immediately let the steam out. Now you be seeing the soft and fluffy inside part of the potato.
Step 8: The last step is to fill the opened area with whatever you want to eat your potato with, whether it is a butter, sour cream or goat cheese. And you are ready to go.
So just a little recap; to make a baked potato, first you need to wash your potato clean of any dirty particle with a brush, then poke holes into your potato with a fork for about six times, make a mixture of water and salt, dip your potato into the mixture and make sure all part of the potato are touched by the mixture, place into the oven at 400 degrees for 1 hour, remove from the oven and brush the entire body with a vegetable oil, then place into the oven again and leave it for 15 minutes, then bring out your potato, cut through squeeze a little bit from both ends, then add your favorite to the open part; whether a goat cheese, butter or sour cream. And you are good to go.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BAKE POTATO?
The time taken to bake a potato simple depends on the degree of the oven. The are two microwave oven degrees an time for baking a potato that I found out to really work.
At 400 degree, a potatoes should take about an hour to be done, before you bring it out to brush through with a vegetable oil and place into the oven again for 15 minutes, still with 400 degrees.
The second degree I recommend for baking potato is 450 degrees. And this must be cooked for less than an hour, 45 minutes to be precise. After you take it out of the oven to brush the vegetable oil on it, and put it back into the oven, it should only be left for 10 minutes, under 450 degrees again.
SHOULD BAKED POTATO BE WRAPPED INTO AN ALUMINIUM FOIL?
Wrapping a potato into an aluminium foil before baking is not good. Because the foil will hold moisture and steam into the potato, hence gives it a boiled instead of baked texture.
Making a baked potato is very easy, provided you have all the ingredients needed, and you follow the instructions and steps in this guide.wishalways welcome questions, comments and contributions. To get back to us, please kindly leave a message on the comment section below.