Thursday, March 8, 2012
I usually buy a 15 lb. bag of baking potatoes at Sam's Club. When I get ready to bake potatoes, I select a couple of potatoes and then give them a scrubbing. I dry the potatoes and then pierce them several times with a sharp knife. I tear off several pieces of aluminum foil large enough to wrap the potatoes in. I cover each of the potatoes with cooking oil and then wrap in a piece of aluminum foil. I place the wrapped potatoes in a baking dish. I bake the potatoes at 350 degrees for 2 hours.
A baked potato is an excellent side dish for steaks, BBQ chicken, or grilled shrimp. Butter, salt, and pepper can be added as well as sour cream, cheese, or bacon bits.