Classic PEI Baked Potato
 
Classic PEI Baked Potato

The classic baked potato!

Prep Time & Yield

Prep Time:  60 min

1 portion

Ingredients
  • 1 large PEI Russet Potato
  • Butter (as desired)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
Directions

1.    Preheat oven to 400ºF.

2.    Gently scrub potato to remove dirt and loose skin; prick potato several times with a fork.

3.    Place the potato in oven for 50-60 minutes or until cooked through. 

4.    Remove from oven and make a lengthwise slit on the top of the potato and squeeze gently to open. 

5.    Place butter on top of potato and season with salt & pepper; serve immediately. 

 

Microwave Method:

1.    Gently scrub potato to remove dirt and loose skin; prick potato several times with a fork.

2.    Cook on high power for 8 minutes, rotating halfway through cooking. 

3.    Allow to stand for 1-2 minutes; removing from oven and make a lengthwise slit on the top of potato and squeeze gently to open. 

4.    Place butter on top of potato and season with salt & pepper; serve immediately.

 

Chef’s Tip: 

•    Serve baked potatoes with sour cream, bacon, green onions and your favourite cheese. 
•    Baked potatoes are simple to prepare and this recipe can easily be prepared for as many people as needed. They are a great base for many other recipes such as gnocchi or hash browns. 

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