How to bake potatoes? How long bake potatoes in foil?
The fluffiest baked potato is as simple as poking the potatoes abut 10 or 15 times with a fork and them rubbing them with a light coat of olive oil or vegetable oil and them microwave them for 8 or nine minutes until you can easily shove a fork into them, then wrap them in foil and throw them off to the edge of your grill for 15 to 20 minutes and rotating them a couple of times during that time frame. It’s so simple and makes me wonder why restaurants can screw up a baked potato. Oil is the secret even if you cook them in the oven.
For medium-sized red potatoes, place at the center of each foil piece. Add extra ingredients such as butter and onions. Close the foil wraps and seal them. Bake at 350 degrees for for approximately 30 minutes.
We prefer our potato skin crispy and seasoned, so we rub our potatoes with olive oil and cover them with kosher salt before roasting them on a baking sheet (turning once or twice). They don’t seem to take a noticeably longer time to cook. The oil keeps the skin from getting too dry and papery, and it adds flavor that makes eating the skin all the more tasty.
Pre-heat your oven to 350 F. Wash the dirt off your potatoes and pat them dry with a kitchen towel.
Once dry, wrap your potatoes in foil and place them directly on the oven rack, or if you prefer place them on a baking sheet.
Let the potatoes cook for about an hour. It may take more or less time depending on the size of the potato and your oven. You can check the potato by poking it with a fork and if it goes in smoothly it’s done.