How to Bake a Better Potato

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Photo by: Christopher Testani

Christopher Testani

Hot Tips From Food Network Kitchens' Katherine Alford:

To improve your baked potatoes inside and out, brush the skin with olive oil or melted butter before baking; it'll crisp the skin. And don't wrap potatoes in foil — just prick them all over with a fork (to help steam escape) and bake at 375 degrees F until tender, about 50 minutes. To speed up the cooking process, start the potatoes in the microwave for 12 minutes, then brush with oil and finish in the oven for 10 minutes, like we did for the Steak With Blue Cheese Potatoes recipe pictured above.

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