A potato is a tuberous and starchy crop that is categorized under the family of Solanaceae. The nutritional value of the crop decreases when the skin is removed. Some of the nutrients that people can get from eating this crop are vitamin C, thiamin and niacin. Aside from these, a potato is also rich in dietary fiber, copper, potassium, magnesium and iron. An easy way of cooking the crop is by baking. If you want to know how to bake a potato, below are the guidelines that you can follow.
Selecting and Preparing Potatoes
If you want to prepare a crunchy and tasty baked potato, it is best that you choose a small tater. The most popular kind of tater used for baking is the Russet tater. To ensure that the crop is safe from any food contaminant, it is important to wash the tater thoroughly. Pat dry tater with the use of paper towel. Afterwards, clean the potato with the use of a small stiff-bristled brush. Get a fork and poke the crop.
You need 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and ½ teaspoon of salt. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat potato with oil and season with salt. Put the tater in the oven. Bake the tater for an hour. Serve and enjoy. To improve the natural flavor of the crop, you can follow the recipe featured in this article.
Cheesy Baked Potatoes
The ingredients needed for the entrée are two large Russet taters, a beaten egg, two tablespoons milk, two tablespoons mayonnaise and ¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese. Additionally, you need ¼ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon salt, two tablespoons sliced green onion and two cooked bacon strips.
Bake taters in an oven that was preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour. Remove the crops from the oven and set aside for 15 minutes. Use a sharp knife to remove the top of the taters. Remove the pulp. Leave a thin shell.
Beat the egg in a bowl. Add in the mayonnaise, milk, ½ cup of cheese, pepper and salt. Mix well. Mash taters in a separate bowl. Combine the taters and the egg mixture. Mix well. Spoon the mixture into the potato shells. Arrange the potato shells in a baking pan. Uncover the pan and place inside the oven. Cook the entrée for half hour. Remove from the oven and top the shells with the remaining cheese. Return to oven and heat for five minutes to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.