A Perfect Baked Potato

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Appears in
Get in There and Cook: A Master Class for the Starter Chef

By Richard Sax

Published 1997

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So simple and so sublime—good anytime.


  • Baking (russet or Idaho) potatoes, any number


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Scrub any number of potatoes with a vegetable brush. Pat dry with paper towels and place on a pie plate or other shallow baking dish (I keep an old metal pie plate just for baking potatoes). Prick the skin in a few places with a fork t