Fast Potato Recipe

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How to bake a potato the fast and easy way?

How to Bake a Potato In the Microwave

  • Prick them with a fork four or five times: you don’t want the steam to build up in the skin and explode your potato.
  • Rub them with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place two potatoes max in a shallow microwave safe dish. If you’re cooking one potato, cook it for 5 minutes. If you’re making two, cook them 5 to 7 minutes. ...

How do you make a homemade potato?

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  1. Place potatoes in large saucepan; add enough water to cover. Add 3/4 teaspoon of the salt. ...
  2. Return potatoes to saucepan; shake saucepan gently over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.
  3. Mash potatoes with potato masher until no lumps remain. ...

How long do you bake potatoes in the oven?

  • Russet potatoes are best for baking, due to their starch content, thick skin, and fluffy interior.
  • A baked potato will typically take about one hour in the oven at 420 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The best way to tell if your potatoes are done is if you can slide a fork in and out of them easily.

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How long to bake potatoes at 350?

Recipe for baking sweet potato in the oven

  • Wash the potatoes and pat them dry with paper towels. Remove the dark spots. ...
  • This step is optional. ...
  • Gently wrap each potato in aluminum foil and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. ...
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. ...

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