Learn tips and tricks from our How to Bake a Potato Cooking Video. You will learn how to bake a potato the best way in this handy video from My Food and Family.
The legendary baked potato. Perfect as a meal on its own when loaded up with bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream and broccoli, or just as perfect when served alongside juicy steak, crispy chicken or savory salmon. Making a baked potato buys you a one-way ticket to starchy goodness.
If you’re planning on making baked potatoes but find this is made more complicated by the fact that you don’t know how to bake a potato, we’ve got good news for you! It’s not that tough and we’re here to help you through it. Other (perfectly delicious) potato recipes may require complex mashing, scalloping or Julienne…ing, but you’ll find none of that when making baked potatoes. All you need is an oven, a baking sheet, some utensils and, of course, the potato. For your classic baked potato, and to follow our instructions, you’re going to want to choose a russet potato.
First heat oven to 425°F. Then wash potatoes in the sink, being sure to scrub to remove any dirt. Be sure to dry the potato after washing it.