Baked Potatoes

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  1. salt to taste
  2. pepper to taste
  3. 4 (7 to 9 oz)russet potatoes, unpeeled, each lightly pricked with fork in 6 places
  4. 1 T vegetable oil


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450°F
  2. Dissolve 2 tablespoons salt in 1/2 cup water in large bowl.
  3. Place potatoes in bowl and toss so exteriors of potatoes are evenly moistened.
  4. Transfer potatoes to wire rack set in rimmed baking sheet and bake until center of largest potato registers 205°F, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Remove potatoes from oven and brush tops and sides with oil.
  6. Return potatoes to oven and continue to bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove potatoes from oven and immediately, using paring knife, make 2 slits, forming X, in each potato.
  8. Using clean dish towel, hold ends and squeeze slightly to push flesh up and out.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve immediately.

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Serves: 4
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Course: Side Dish
Type of Food: Potato Dish,Vegetarian
Key Ingredient: Potatoes
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Make Ahead: No
Prep Method: Oven Bake

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