How Long Does It Take to Bake a Potato?

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Baking a potato is easy, start by picking out the perfect potato, rinse and scrub the potato, then rub olive oil or butter on it with sea salt. Pierce each potato about 3 times on each side, this allows steam to escape the potato. You will need to preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the potato for 45 minutes. The higher the temp the crustier the skin on your potato will be.
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Nearly everyone at some point needs to learn how to bake a potato. You can use one as a side dish or as your main course, garnished with toppings of your choice. Begin by washing the potato thoroughly, and stab it several times with a fork. Place on a baking sheet or piece of foil, and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 40 minutes. Flip it halfway through. You will know it is done when you can easily stab it and it feels soft inside. Alternatively, you can microwave on high for a few minutes first and then transfer to the oven. This will make the skin a little crisper and shave about 20 minutes off your bake time.
If you bake a potato in the oven, it takes anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half depending on the size of the potato. If you cook it in the microwave, then it will be done in 20 minutes or less.
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I like my skins crisp so this is what I do. Rub your potatoes with olive oil (or any oil), rub it in ALL over and sprinkle with salt. Cook at 375 for one hour. Perfect every time!
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Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Baked sweet potatoes will take 45 to 60 minutes depending on their size and the desired tenderness. Sweet potatoes are done when the skin begins to pull
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There is no need to heat up the kitchen for an hour or more when you want to bake potatoes. You can make baked potatoes in the microwave that are just as light, fluffy and delicious
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