A baked potato, or jacket potato, has a fluffy interior and crisp skin. Serve it with fillings and condiments such as butter, cheese, vegetables or ham. Bake potatoes in a conventional gas or electric oven, a convection oven, a microwave oven, on a barbecue grill, or on/in an open fire. Otherwise, considered to be fattening, baked potatoes are, however, considered a healthier option.
|Serves||Preparation Time||Cooking Time|
|4 People||2 Minutes||45 Minutes|
- 4 medium potatoes
- 1 tsp (teaspoon) oil for brushing
- salt (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees and position racks in top and bottom thirds.
Wash potatoes thoroughly with cold running water.
Dry, then using a standard fork, poke 8 to 12 deep holes all over the potato so that moisture can escape during cooking.
Place in a bowl and brush lightly with oil.
Sprinkle salt and place potato directly on the rack in the middle of the oven.
Place a baking sheet on the lower rack to catch drippings, if any.
Bake for 45 minutes or until skin feels crisp but flesh beneath feels soft.
Allow to cool a little.
Remove the skin and mash it with hand or spoon.
|Calories||113||Calories from fat||1 %|
|Total Fat||0.1 g < 1%||Sat. Fat||< 0.1 g < 1%|
|Cholesterol||0 mg 0%||Sodium||6 mg < 1%|
|Total Carbs.||26.3 g 9%||Dietary Fiber||1.8 g 7%|
|Sugars||2.1 g||Protein||2.4 g|
|Calcium||6.1 mg||Potassium||477 mg|