Here's a tasty assortment of baked potato recipes to complement your meal. Add toppings and your baked potato can be a meal in itself. Baked potatoes are easy to prepare yet versatile and nutritious. Learn how to bake a potato in several ways.
Baked potatoes are also great fixed on the grill or in the microwave. With a filling or topping, a baked potato becomes a complete meal in itself.
Potatoes are always a great choice for highly nutritional dishes at extremely low cost.
Select evenly-shaped potatoes and scrub them well. One medium to large potato is one serving.
Oven Baked Potatoes
Place clean potatoes directly on the baking rack or in a baking pan. Bake at 350 - 375 degrees for 90 minutes.
When the baked potatoes are cooked (prick with a fork to check for tenderness), make a crosswise slit in the top of each potato and squeeze gently to open out the cut area. Place a pat of butter in the opening if desired. Serve immediately.300 Best Potato Recipes: A Complete Cook's Guide: Potatoes are just about everyone’s favorite side dish. This book includes dozens of recipes, and ways to cook potatoes, for every part of a meal from breakfast through appetizer, main course, and even dessert.
Microwave Baked Potatoes
Microwaving your potatoes will save time however a baked potato made in the microwave oven will not have a crispy skin.
Scrub the potatoes, then dry and prick each one several times with a fork.(a baking potato can explode in the microwave if the skin is not pricked). Cook one potato for 6 minutes on full power. If your microwave oven does not have a turntable, turn half way through cooking. Allow to stand for 1 - 2 minutes before serving.
If you are preparing more than one potato at a time, increase the cooking time accordingly.You will get even better result with microwave baked potatoes with the Microwave Baked Potato Cooker Bag
A baked potato can be far more than a side dish. With some additions, even using leftovers, you can turn a single potato into a complete meal. If you need something more, add a salad, some fruit, wonderful bread or whatever "rounds out" a meal for you.
Try these baked potato variations:
Even more about How to Bake a Potato
A baked potato is nature’s "mini-casserole." This edible, self-contained dish can hold an unending variety of hearty stuffings. Slice lengthwise to open your baked potato and make it into a meal. Here are just a few delicious ways to do it:
These mini-meals are tastier and healthier than any fast food you could purchase. Potatoes are cheap nutrition and using small amounts of meats, cheeses and leftovers offer infinite possibilities for a meal for one or a meal for a family or crowd.
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