Best Baked Potato

Who doesn’t like a delicious baked potato?

I love them. They are SO good. I haven’t loved the way they taste at home. At a restaurant they have this crispy skin, salt and all of the goodness. I don’t even remember where I read about making a crispy skinned baked potato, but I knew I had to try it. And it wasn’t that hard to do. I committed what I was reading to memory. Then I planned my baked potato dinner for the next night.

Believe me. It is easy.

  1. Bacon. This is the secret right here. I bake my bacon in the oven to get it perfectly crispy. It also allow you to collect a lot of the grease. Bacon grease is the key. I think I remember reading you can use olive oil instead. But really, baked potatoes need bacon on top. So bake the bacon.
  2. Wash your potatoes and dry them off. Drying them off is super important.
  3. Rub. You are going to rub the bacon grease all over the potato. I use a paper towel to do this. Once the baked potato is covered nicely, put it on the baking sheet.
  4. Salt. After you have all of your potatoes covered in grease you will use Kosher Salt all over them.
  5. Poke. You can poke holes in the potato, but I have never had one explode on me. I have found that they cook faster this way. I end up poking holes to check done-ness.
  6. Bake. I cook my potatoes at 425 for about 45 minutes and then check for doneness, and add more time as needed.
  7. Enjoy!

What toppings do you put on your potatoes?

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