To make an oven-baked potato, pierce the potato skin with a fork, coat it with oil, and bake it in the oven. A large potato takes around 1 hour to bake thoroughly in the oven.
Oven-baked potatoes are very easy to make. Bake one or more potatoes using the following steps.
- Pierce and coat the potatoes
- Bake the potatoes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and wash one or more large potatoes. Use a fork to pierce the skin all around each potato to allow moisture to escape as the potato bakes. Coat each potato with canola oil and sprinkle them with salt.
Put the potatoes on the upper rack of the heated oven. Put a baking sheet below the potatoes to catch moisture dripping down from the potatoes. Bake the potatoes for 1 hour. When making several potatoes at once, add an extra 15 minutes to the cooking time.
Finish off the baked potatoes with a number of different toppings, including:
- Sour cream