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Old 03-02-2014, 04:45 PM   #1
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Lets hear the best way to bake a potato!

It never fails, mine are usually too hard or over cooked.
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:46 PM   #2
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Microwave

Rub with butter
Sprinkle with salt
Cook 4min on one side
Flip over cook another 4 min
Squeeze and if it's soft it's done
If not soft cook another minute

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Old 03-02-2014, 04:49 PM   #3
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Wrapped in foil with butter and seasonings on the grill
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:56 PM   #4
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Microwave

Rub with butter
Sprinkle with salt
Cook 4min on one side
Flip over cook another 4 min
Squeeze and if it's soft it's done
If not soft cook another minute
This is the best way
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:56 PM   #5
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Wrap in Saran wrap and microwave 1-2 minutes, wrap in foil and finish baking. The microwave will cook from the inside and get it hot, the foil keeps is moist so it is like a restaurant where it is very soft. Try a toothpick to make sure it is ready, bake at 350*.

I usually just go with the microwave.
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:59 PM   #6
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Put em in a plastic grocery sack and tie the loops together. it will help act as a steamer in the microwave
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:49 PM   #7
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Oven at 425, center rack, wash and wrap in foil, bake for 60 minutes. I don't doctor mine up before putting in but when it's done: (I chop mine up,) lil' bit of garlic salt, splash of pepper, chunky medium salsa, pepper jack cheese grated, REAL bacon chopped up then top it off with Ranch Dressing.....
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:03 PM   #8
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Boil that sucker about 20 minutes. take out and roll in sea salt
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:28 PM   #9
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Wash, poke it with a fork, rub in olive oil and sea salt, bake an hour at 400.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:54 PM   #10
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I smear mine w/ butter.
Sprinkle w/ sea salt.
Wrap in tin foil.
Oven for about an hour to 1.5 hrs depending on size of potatoe at 425 degrees.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:55 PM   #11
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Trash can taters. Take the coals from last nights fire and put them in an aluminum trash can. Wrap taters in foil and throw them in. Takes a few hours but they are good.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:02 PM   #12
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nuke it
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:42 PM   #13
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Wash good, Place inside an oven mitten, microwave for 4 minutes check, if soft serve, if not give it a couple more minutes in microwave.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:04 PM   #14
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Microwave

Rub with butter
Sprinkle with salt
Cook 4min on one side
Flip over cook another 4 min
Squeeze and if it's soft it's done
If not soft cook another minute
This ^^^
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:06 PM   #15
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Rub olive oil sprinkle with sea salt. Poke a few holes and bake for an hour at 400. I like the microwave, but it takes too long if you have to cook more than a few taters.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:20 AM   #16
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Rub olive oil sprinkle with sea salt. Poke a few holes and bake for an hour at 400. I like the microwave, but it takes too long if you have to cook more than a few taters.

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:28 AM   #17
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Microwave

Rub with butter
Sprinkle with salt
Cook 4min on one side
Flip over cook another 4 min
Squeeze and if it's soft it's done
If not soft cook another minute
This with a few holes poked in it!
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:31 PM   #18
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Potato Pouch

Same principle as the oven mitt idea. Works like a charm.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:32 PM   #19
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Put em in a plastic grocery sack and tie the loops together. it will help act as a steamer in the microwave
I do it this way. Always done and moist.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:23 PM   #20
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I'm too impatient. Rub it down with olive oil, sprinkle a little garlic salt on it, wrap it in Saran Wrap and nuke it for 5-7 minutes depending on the size of said tater.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:25 PM   #21
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The best way is to wrap in foil and burry them in hot fire Coles but that takes a while so just microwave them.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #22
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We wash real good cover in olive oil real good
Wrap in foil ... 350 degrees 2 hour
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:49 PM   #23
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Dip in bacon grease then sprinkle with kosher salt.
400 in oven.
I like a little crisp skin on my baked potatoes so the microwave doesn't work for me.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:33 PM   #24
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solid ideas..
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:41 PM   #25
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The best way is to wrap in foil and burry them in hot fire Coles but that takes a while so just microwave them.
and stick a 16d nail in it. It will help it cook from the inside too.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:52 PM   #26
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Microwave

Rub with butter
Sprinkle with salt
Cook 4min on one side
Flip over cook another 4 min
Squeeze and if it's soft it's done
If not soft cook another minute

This
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:21 AM   #27
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rub with olive oil, sea salt, wrap in foil and put them in the Crock pot for a few hours. Or prepare them the same way and drop them in the coals while your grilling your steaks
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:33 AM   #28
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Dip in bacon grease then sprinkle with kosher salt.
400 in oven.
I like a little crisp skin on my baked potatoes so the microwave doesn't work for me.
This is how I like to do them..
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:45 AM   #29
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Wash it, wrap a WET paper towel around it, put it in a zip lock, leave zip lock open, put it in microwave.
It will come out moist.
4-8 minutes
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:52 PM   #30
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I'm too impatient. Rub it down with olive oil, sprinkle a little garlic salt on it, wrap it in Saran Wrap and nuke it for 5-7 minutes depending on the size of said tater.
Like this. Perfect every time. Poke holes before wrapping.
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:29 PM   #31
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Microwave fan here too

Wash, poke a few holes in it, wrap in saran wrap, or an open ziploc will work, nuke for 7-8 minutes and poke the center with a fork. If its not done, add another minute or two. Perfect every time and I prefer the skin on a microwaved potato versus a baked one.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:19 PM   #32
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wash poke holes in it with fork rub with butter then heres the best part wrap whole potato with bacon then wrap with foil and put in oven and when that potato comes out don't tell me why but the bacon makes the whole potato taste different (better) and the bacon makes for a good topping

bacon makes all better
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:38 PM   #33
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Dip in bacon grease then sprinkle with kosher salt.
400 in oven.
I like a little crisp skin on my baked potatoes so the microwave doesn't work for me.
Same here, I use Crisco. I love the crunchy skin.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:48 PM   #34
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Boil that sucker about 20 minutes. take out and roll in sea salt
I think he's asking about baking a potato, not boiling.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:54 PM   #35
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Put em in a plastic grocery sack and tie the loops together. it will help act as a steamer in the microwave
^^^^^^^^^^^^^This how we do them
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:02 PM   #36
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covered bowl sliced up till you get the tenderness you want add sour cream butter cheese BEACON and you are good to go
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Wash it, wrap a WET paper towel around it, put it in a zip lock, leave zip lock open, put it in microwave.
It will come out moist.
4-8 minutes
this^^^^^
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:29 PM   #38
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Pierce potato with a fork a bunch of times. Wrap in foil with a tablespoon of olive oil and a clove of minced garlic. Bake at 425 for a hour. Incredible!
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I don't poke holes in my taters. They seem to dry out more when I do that.
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Pierce potato with a fork a bunch of times. Wrap in foil with a tablespoon of olive oil and a clove of minced garlic. Bake at 425 for a hour. Incredible!
Kool thread. We will try a couple of these ideas, and this one will be first..........
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:14 AM   #41
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I guess there is more than one way to bake a potato
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:26 PM   #42
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I don't poke holes in my taters. They seem to dry out more when I do that.
Lucky they don't blow up!
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:37 PM   #43
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and stick a 16d nail in it. It will help it cook from the inside too.
I have a handful of aluminum nails for this--aluminum is a much better conductor of heat than iron/steel.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:22 PM   #44
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I smear mine w/ butter.
Sprinkle w/ sea salt.
Wrap in tin foil.
Oven for about an hour to 1.5 hrs depending on size of potatoe at 425 degrees.
This is the best way.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:27 PM   #45
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When we hunted in Mexico we had a piece of pipe about 3' long with a handle made of rebar welded on it. Season the taters with salt or Tony's and wrap in foil.

Slide the taters inside of the pipe and put the pipe in the coals and cover it. The pipe heating up would cook the taters evenly all around and it cooked them quicker than in the oven....

If I can find it, I'll take pics and put it on the D-I-Y thread...

Oh, yeah... we also had a poker made out of rebar to shove them out of the pipe when they're done.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:10 AM   #46
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Boil that sucker about 20 minutes. take out and roll in sea salt
^^what he said..^^
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:37 AM   #47
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Olive oil and sea salt. No foil throw it in the oven. I too like the crispy skin. Microwaving or wrapping in tin foil are not baked potatoes, they are steamed.
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Potato Pouch

Same principle as the oven mitt idea. Works like a charm.
We callem potato pockets. Ive been running into alot of folk lately that dont know about these contraptions. I made supper plans with BIL and our families...I proposed baked potatoes..he said too long to cook...I said "yall have a potato pocket right?"...he said "Ive no idea what that is"...very well..itll be your next gift.

My mom gave me the pictured potato express but for my family cooking purposes...its entirely too small. We are all about our wallered out cotton fiber potato pocket that I flake four potatoes in a star pattern and nuke.

Nuking anything in plastic gives me the willys...these days. PET, PEP, PTFE, etc and the chemical byproducts released or concocted upon heating or freezing.
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One of the new pressure cookers!
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and stick a 16d nail in it. It will help it cook from the inside too.
Use an aluminum nail--conducts heat faster than iron/steel and reduces cooking time.
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