How to make a perfect baked potato
How to make a perfect baked potato, including a clever time-saving trick! This method gives a super fluffy middle, and a crispy skin - utterly perfect!
- 1 large potato
- 1/2 tsp oil
Preheat the oven to 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F).
Thoroughly wash the potato, and remove any eyes or sprouts. Prick a few times all over with a fork.
Place on a microwave-safe plate, and cook in the microwave for around 6-10 minutes (depending on the size of the potato), until the centre is almost entirely cooked and the skin is just starting to wrinkle. Turn over halfway through cooking.
Drizzle the potato lightly with oil, and rub it all over the skin.
Bake the potato until the skin has reached your desired level of crispiness - anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes.
Serving: 1large baked potato | Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 64.5g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 1554mg | Fiber: 8.1g | Sugar: 2.9g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2.9mg