How To Bake a Potato
Watch more Potato Recipes videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/229-Potato-Recipes Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Follow these simple steps to bake a great potato. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Choose a potato Choose any potato. Russet potatoes are a popular style. Tip If you are cooking more than one, use potatoes of similar sizes so they will cook evenly. Step 2: Clean potato Scrub the potato with a stiff bristle brush. Then rinse it under cold water and dry thoroughly. Tip Make sure the skin has a brownish tone with no green color. Step 3: Prepare oven Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and adjust the rack to the middle position. Step 4: Pierce potato Pierce the potato four or five times with a fork. This allows the steam to escape during baking. Step 5: Rub ingredients Rub some olive oil on the potato, and then roll it in coarse salt. This will make the skin delicious to eat. Tip Do not wrap your potato in aluminum foil. This will give you a steamed potato, not a baked one. Step 6: Place on tray Place the potato on a baking sheet and put it in the oven for approximately 60 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the size. Step 7: Take potato out Take the potato out of the oven and pierce it with a fork; if it is tender it is done. Did You Know? Did you know? Causes for the Irish potato famine of 1845 were initially thought to be static electricity, exhaust from locomotives, or vapor from underground volcanoes.