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Baked Potato

  • servings: 4




  • 4 large russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • Sour cream, for serving (optional)
  • Cooked and coarsely chopped bacon, for serving (optional)
  • Finely snipped chives, for serving (optional)
  • Freshly grated cheddar cheese, for serving (optional)
  • Unsalted butter, for serving (optional)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Insert a baking nail lengthwise through the center of each potato. Place on a baking sheet, and bake until tender when pierced with the tip of a knife. Baking time will vary depending on the size of the potatoes.

  2. Step 2

    Remove potatoes from the oven, and break open by smashing on counter or breaking in half. Top with desired toppings, and serve immediately.

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