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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Best Baked Potatoes Ever


I love a good baked potato! 
 This is my all time very favorite (in fact we do not have baked potatoes any other way) baked potato!  
  It has so much flavor and I even eat the peel (which I never do in restaurants). 
 It just takes a little planning ahead and that's it! 

Best Baked Potatoes Ever


Ingredients
  • 2 Baking Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Season Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Butter
  • chives
Instructions
1. Wash and Scrub Potatoes
2. Place in pot, bowl or whatever you wish that is big enough to hold the potatoes and cover with water and pour in kosher salt to make a brine.
3. Leave the potatoes in the brine for at least 4 hours or more if you can.
4. Remove Potatoes from brine, dry and rub with olive oil.
5. Place season salt, garlic and black pepper in a large ziplock baggie, add potatoes, seal and shake well to coat the entire potato with the seasons.
6. Remove the potatoes from the bag and place on baking sheet
7. Do NOT puncture any holes in the potatoes. If the steam stays in the potato, it will be moist and delicious.
8. Bake in a preheated 420 degree F oven for 1 hour.
9. Remove from oven and the skin should be crusty and very seasoned, and the inside (meat) of the potato is fluffy and perfectly cooked.
10. Split the top of the potato and add toppings such as butter, chives or sour cream
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44 comments:

  1. If there's one thing I ALWAYS mess up it's baked potatoes in the skin! I'll definitely make them your way - thanks
    Have a great week, Evelyn
    Linda

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  2. hmm I bet my hubby would love these, too. Seems my husband would fare well at your house, haha! Seems easy enough & I appreciate the brine trick! Never heard of that before, but I like it!

    Thanks!

    ~Kristen
    mamawinkle.blogspot.com

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  3. I never would have thought to brine a potato first....I will definitely have to try this!

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    1. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do:) Have a super week!

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  4. I too have never heard of brining potatoes but definately will be giving this a try - they look delishious! Thanks for the invite and thanks for sharing at the Creative Corner Hop.

    Holly
    Holly's Stamping Addiction

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  5. This is something I just must try - brine the potatoes first and then scrub with olive oil
    Thanks!

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  6. This does sound wonderful! I've never seen a recipe like this...I'll have to give it a try : )

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  7. Lovely post. I got to this via Mealtime Monday on Couponing and Cooking. I have linked in spicy mince lettuce cups. Enjoy.

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  8. Wow I had never heard of doing that. I can't wait to try this. Up to how many hours can you soak them? Thanks for linking up at The Gathering Spot. It's always a pleasure my dear friend :) Mom is back for the week...the party's over lol!

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  9. I love a good baked potato too. Interesting idea to brine them...I've never heard of that technique used on potatoes. This is on my to do list!

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  10. These sound wonderful and easy! I would really love if you could link up to Thursday Food Fest at http://www.theeaseoffreeze.com. Hope to see you there! Sarah

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  11. I love baked potatoes. Never thought to brine them first. Interesting. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  12. I love these types of potatoes. Perfect for a summer BBQ side dish. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party

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  13. Sounds Delish! I am horrible at making potatoes so I am definitely going to try this. I would be so grateful if you would link up to Mom's Library! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Yummie! Have to try these! Liz

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  15. Great tips, I will have to try that!

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  16. Don't puncture ... What!?! I never knew that was optional. I'm definitely going to try this - Visiting from Fun In Functional linkup :)

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  17. Very innovative recipe, looks super good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  18. I have never thought to brine potatoes - wonder if this would work when you cook them out on the grill, covered in foil...might have to try that!

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  19. So smart to brine the potatoes first, I bet that makes them delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

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  20. Brilliant! I want one now! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 43. Please come back again next week. <3 and hugs!http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/07/thursdays-treasures-week-43.html

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  21. I have never thought to brine a baked potato! It just dawned on me that this would be a great lunch! Going on the menu for lunch next week! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I wanted to let you know I've been eating baked potatoes for lunch like there's no tomorrow! SO good! Thanks for the brining tip :)

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  22. Hi Evelyn,
    This is a really great tip for Baking Potatoes they look so good. Great Recipe! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  23. how yummy! I have never made potatoes in a brine! I can just tell by your picture how god they are. thanks for the new tip..fun!!

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  24. Yum!! They totally do look like the best potatoes ever!! I will be trying your recipe!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality :)

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  25. Thanks for linking this up to Fantabulous Friday at Little Becky Homecky!!

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  26. Gonna try it / love potatoes!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and oh yes, you would love potatoes this way.

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  27. I will definitely give this a try -- 420 for an hour just seems very hot but I am trusting you on this! Thanks for sharing it on Say it Saturday.

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  28. Can't wait to try this! It's going on the menu for next week.

    I would love it if you would share this at the Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:

    http://theprudentpantryblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/prudent-projects-and-smart-solutions.html

    Have a great day!

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  29. That sure sounds like a neat idea! I just love baked potatoes. Thanks so much!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  30. Love baked potatoes! I'd love for you to share your recipe on my Marvelous Mondays party! It will be open tomorrow evening. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  31. The minute you mentioned soaking them in kosher salt I was in. lol! I love anything that is a bit salty. They sound very yummy. I have got to give them a try. I am hopping over to enter your give away. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  32. Yum, they sound good! I love potatoes and two is the perfect number for us at this time of our lives :) Thank you for sharing at The "Sunday Stop"!
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  33. Oh, these sound delicious. I will have to try NOT poking my potatoes next time. Smart lady!

    Heading over to enter your giveaway. Very cool prize!

    PS: I would *never* eat a potato peeling at a restaurant either. Blech!

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  34. I have never thought to "brine" a potato but it makes total sense. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It! Hope to see you again.

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  35. We love our carbs, giggle. this sounds so delish! Thank you for sharing at the TFT ( Thursday Favorite Things ) hop xo

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  36. I'm so happy that you shared this recipe on Marvelous Mondays! I hope to see you again next week! :)

    Julie

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  37. We loved baked potatoes in our house - hubs is hooked on them. I make the same way in the oven, no hole poking in this house. But I have never added the garlic, will give it a try! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best - attending helped made the party a success!

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  38. I always puncture my potatoes, I never realized that it is better not to. I never thought of soaking them in a brine either. Thanks for the tips and thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  39. The potatoes look great! Thank you for sharing on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll join us again this week with some more great ideas!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  40. Now I know what I know what I've been doing wrong. Thanks for the "no puncture" tip!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))