How To Make Baked Potatoes

How To Make Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes Recipe. A classic. So simple to make and so easy to vary. Baked potatoes are packed full of flavour and energy and can be filled with nearly anything that springs to mind. Devour our Baked Potatoes recipe.

INGREDIENTS

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RECIPE

Serves
4
Prep =
2m
Cook =
1h
Total =
1h:2m
Temp =
180° c  -  360° f

Step 1: You will need…

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • sea salt
  • 4 generous knobs butter, about 2 tablespoons each
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 fork
  • kitchen roll

Step 2: Preheat the oven

Set the oven to 180ºC (350ºF/ gas mark 4).

Step 3: Wash the potatoes

Place the bowl of potatoes in the sink and rinse them well under a cold running tap, turning occasionally to ensure they are thoroughly clean.

Step 4: Dry the potatoes

Put a piece of kitchen roll onto a flat working surface, place the potatoes on top and pat them dry with a second piece of kitchen roll.

Step 5: Pierce the potatoes

Take a fork and pierce each potato 8-10 times, all over. This releases the moisture when cooking and stops them going soggy. Place them into a large bowl, pour over the oil and mix well with your hand. Sprinkle over a generous amount of salt and mix well once more.

Step 6: Bake

Place the potatoes in the centre of the oven on a wire rack and bake for 1 hour until they become crispy on the outside and fluffy and soft in the middle.

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Place a baking tray underneath, prelined with foil to catch any drippings and to keep your oven nice and clean!

Step 8: Remove from the oven

Remove the potatoes when cooked and transfer them onto a large serving plate.

Step 9: Cut the potatoes

Make a long slit with a large knife across the potato but not completely to the edge. Then make a slit downwards, to create a cross. Push the potato together to open it up and add a generous knob of butter. Repeat with all four potatoes.

Step 10: Serve

Your potatoes can be served on their own or with a wide variety of toppings, like grated cheese or baked beans.