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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Perfect Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes are a simple side dish that just about everyone can make.  I have perfected the process of baking a potato and turning it from simple and average to something special that takes only about 1 minute longer to prepare than your everyday version.


Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Scrub your potatoes and pat them dry with a towel, then stab them 5 or 6 times with a knife.

Prepare a mixture of sea salt, fresh ground pepper (to taste- if you like a lot of salt and pepper then use to your hearts content, if just a touch will do it for you then a few simple twists of the grinder will be perfect) and  3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese on a plate.


Then rub them with cooking oil or olive oil (use what you have on hand).

Roll a potato in the salt, pepper and parmesan cheese and wrap in foil. Repeat until you have used all of the potatoes you planned to bake.


Place them on a cookie sheet and allow to bake for 50 to 75 minutes, depending upon the size of the potato. To test them, when you think they are done stab them with a fork. If the potatoes meet no resistance they are ready to serve.

My family loves Baked Potatoes this way, the skin is a little crispier, the seasoning on the exterior adds a little zing to the potato and they look great! I have been complimented many times over my Baked Potatoes and have been told they are better than something you get in a restaurant!

I love to serve these because it is an inexpensive yet healthy option to compliment most any meal, or you can turn these into the main course if you add a little cheese, green onion, sour cream and bacon to the potatoes as toppings.

We will be falling back on this tried and true option for meals many times in the weeks as we adjust to having a new baby. I hope you try it and like it too!








25 comments:

  1. What a great way to make potatoes. I like the way you make them. And I am going to make my backed potatoes like this. Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. thanks for the great idea. I love backed potatoes but have never tried making them this way

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  3. Yummy!!! We LOVE baked potatoes in our home.. I'll have to give this baking trick a try!

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  4. We love potatoes, especially twice baked. We eat them 3-4 times a week

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  5. I love potatoes almost anyway but make twice bakes often and use cheese, bacon, sour cream, etc. in them

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  6. I make roasted potatoes every week with oregano and garlic powder.

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  7. amy guillaume lindermanOctober 7, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    when we make potatoes we use my grandmothers recipe that calls for sour cream and cream cheese yum

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  8. I dig up yukons and red potatoes from the garden! Thanks for giving me the "perfect" recipe! I look forward to trying it out today!!!

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  9. Sometimes I quarter red potatoes (peeled or unpeeled depending on my mood) and add a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley. Yum!

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  10. Yum! I will have to try this! I eat them about once a week or so and usually mashed.

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  11. never had potatoes this way,i make homemade mashed potatoes at least 2x a week..and i cut up potatoes and put them in my beans.

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  12. We dont make a lot of potatoes. I am looking forward to trying these as a new healthy choice.

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  13. my favorite way to use potatoes is to hash slice them and stuff them inside omelettes

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  14. We have potatoes on a regular basis, but I have never tried your awesome idea! I think hubby would really love this! Thank you :)

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  15. We usually eat instant mashed potatoes

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  16. We eat potatoes each week, I like baked potatoes or I do cut them up in small pieces and bake them crispy with salt and pepper.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  17. We really do not eat potatoes that often, not sure why but I think we need to start having them again more often.

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  18. What a great Baked Potato, we just love Baked Potatoes! Thanks so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your Thanksgiving week!
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    Miz Helen

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  19. Potatoes are my favorite. Love them mashed, baked, twice baked and so many ways.

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  20. Awesome way to make potatoes, like the idea that you can add what ever u want

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  21. I fix my potatoes in a crock pot and let them cook all day!

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  22. We like all kinds but Twiced baked are really goood

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