Potato Perfection in Oven

Fluffy Inside, Crispy Outside

Bake Perfect Potatoes Every Time!  This guide takes you from basic to delicious, transforming spuds into fluffy, oven-baked goodness.

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Selecting the Perfect Potatoes


Look for Russet potatoes (also called Idaho potatoes) with no green spots. These will bake up fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Cleaning &Ventilation


First, scrub them under running water to remove any dirt.  Then, pierce each potato with a fork to allow steam to escape during baking.

The Art of Spud Seasoning


Classic Comfort: Salt & Pepper Baked Potatoes Herb Heaven: Garlic & Herb Baked Potato Infusion

Preparation for Baking


Preheat your oven to 450°F and choose your baking method: wire rack, directly on oven rack (with a baking sheet below), or parchment paper.

The Two-Step Bake!


Here's a trick. Bake for 25 minutes until the skin gets dry and wrinkly for a perfect crispy texture.

Basting and Flipping


Brush your baked potatoes with melted butter or oil for extra flavor. Sprinkle with Kosher salt for crunch, then flip them for even cooking!

The Final Stretch


Flip potatoes for even browning, last 20 minutes. Once soft when squeezed, they're done! Cooking times vary by size (45-55 min. for medium potatoes) but resist the urge to peek too often.

The Big Reveal: Time to Eat!

The delicious smell means your baked potatoes are done! Top them with classics like sour cream, cheese, chives, or bacon.