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Oven Baked Potatoes


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  • potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • optional toppings:
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • bacon bits


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 F

Step 2

Rub potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Prick with tines of fork.

Step 3

Bake for 45-60 minutes until skin is crispy and a fork, inserted, meets with no resistance.

Step 4

Serve with toppings, if desired.


Can be wrapped in foil to produce baked potatoes with a softer skin.

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  1. Boil the desired amount of small potatoes until tender.
  2. Spread on a lined baking tray, flatten slightly using a cup or jar. Don't over-flatten them!
  3. Sprinkle liberally with shredded cheese and Parmesan.
  4. Top with bacon slices approximately the same size as the potatoes.
  5. Drizzle liberally with balsamic vinegar.
  6. Place in oven, under the grill for 15 min at 375°F until the cheese is melted and  the bacon is crispy.
  7. Enjoy!

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