No festival or occasion is complete without Baked Potatoes. If you are away from your home this vacation and are going to miss homemade food, try your hands on this easy to cook recipe. You will learn how to cook baked potato in oven in easy steps.
- Baking potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Sour Cream
- Preparation of potato: Scrub off the potatoes and rinse them under running cold water. Use paper towels to remove the excess moisture out of the potatoes. Make sure you remove off the EYES from the potatoes. Remove the bad spots from the potatoes and pierce them from 3-4 spots as it allows faster cooking.
- In a conventional oven
Rub the potatoes with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. Place them on a roasting plate. Bake the potatoes on 425F and the time will vary from one hour to one and half hour depending on the size of the potatoes. Garnish them butter and salt or sour cream. You can wrap the potatoes in an aluminum foil as it speed up the cooking process but the only issue with using aluminum foil is that in the end to you get more steamy potatoes instead of crispy ones.
- In a microwave
Well it is a very easy method. Place the potatoes in a microwave dish and microwave them for five minutes on high. Turn the potatoes and bake them again for 3-4 minutes from the other side until they get fully cooked. Use a fork to check if they are done. Garnish them with cheese or chive and sour cream.
Now this was the easiest way to learn how to cook baked potato in an oven. You can try them anytime you feel hungry and work out various combinations of garnishing and with different dishes.