Most Simple: Baked Potato

Most Simple: Baked Potato
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Serves: 4
  • 4 Idaho potatoes, scrubbed clean and dried
  1. In the oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prick the potatoes all over with the tines of a fork. Place the potatoes on a rack in the oven and bake for about 1 hour or until it feels soft when pricked with a fork.
  2. In the microwave: Pierce the potatoes with a fork and place on floor of oven, 1 inch apart in a circular arrangement. Cook on high for 12- 16 minutes (4- 6 minutes per potato). If potatoes feel firm when done, let stand to soften.

Serve immediately with one or more of the following:

Cream cheese, sour cream, goat cheese, yogurt, bleu cheese or cheddar cheese, creme fraiche
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Herbs, like chives, basil, cilantro, mint
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Bacon and cheese