There is no doubt that a delicious potato dish is a must-have in our household. Potatoes, in any of their many forms (mashed, crushed, sliced, or fried), are a top choice for a comfort meal. Also, we think baking potatoes in the oven is the simplest method of cooking them. Baked potatoes are a great side dish for steak or chicken because of their crispy skin and fluffy inside, which only needs a dollop of butter and a sprinkling of salt to be complete. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, here’s a guide to baking the ideal potato.

Baked potato in oven is a straightforward technique. The only things you need are the correct kind of potato (russet is ideal) and oil (for that crispy skin). They only need an hour in the oven (and no foil, of course) to be perfectly cooked. Although some individuals “bake” potatoes in the microwave, doing so will result in uneven cooking. Once you’ve mastered the process, you’re free to let your imagination run wild. Try your hand at baked sweet potatoes, baked potatoes, or even baked potatoes.

Can You Recommend A Potato Kind That Works Particularly Well In The Oven?

Although any potato will do, russets and Idahos are particularly well-suited to baking due to their dryness and high starch content. Whiter potatoes, such as Yukon golds or red-skinned potatoes, won’t produce a light and airy interior when baked.

When Baking Potatoes, What Temperature Do You Recommend?

If you want a fluffy interior and crisp skin, baking potatoes at 400 degrees is your best bet.

Is It Necessary To Use Foil When Baking Potatoes?

No! When you wrap potatoes in foil, the moisture is retained, and the potatoes begin to steam. Wrapping them in foil will result in wet potatoes instead of crispy ones. If you bake them on a baking sheet (or even directly on the oven rack) and leave some room between them, the air may circulate around them and make for more equal cooking.

Before Putting Potatoes In The Oven, Should You Prick Them?

Yes! By making tiny holes in the potatoes with a fork, steam is released while they bake. Your baked potato won’t explode (and make a huge mess) if you do this.

Can You Tell How Long A Potato Needs To Be Baked?

50 minutes to 1 hour at 400 degrees Fahrenheit should do the work and yield flawlessly fluffy flesh with crispy skin.

Is There A Way To Know When A Baked Potato Is Done?

The potato is done when a paring knife can be inserted easily into it after the timer goes off. If you have oven mitts on hand, you can squeeze the potato to test for doneness.


4 cooked potatoes (such as russets)

1 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil derived from canola


1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Scrub the potatoes, pat them dry, and then puncture them all over with a fork.

2. Get a baking sheet ready and spread out the potatoes. Spread the canola oil all over them and bake for 1 hour, or until they are tender in the middle.

By Manali