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Basic Baked Potato

Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 8


  • 8 Russet potatoes of similar size


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Wash potatoes with cold water. Dry and pierce the skin a few times with a fork.
  • Wrap each potato with aluminum foil (double wrap for campfire or grill).
  • Place the potatoes directly on rack in the middle of oven.
  • Bake for 60-90 depending on size. Potatoes should test soft in the middle.
  • Serve hot with butter, sour cream or other favorite condiments.


If using a grill or campfire, place potatoes at the back of the grill, or in the coals at the edge of the campfire and turn often.
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