How Do You Cook a Baked Potato?

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  1. sealybobo
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    How long?

    What temperature?

    Do you have to cover it in tin foil or can I just put it open in the center of the oven?
     
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    Wrap it in wax paper crimping the seams and put in microwave for about 5 min for a med large potato.
     
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    My wife has a cloth bag she put them in and then tosses them in the microwave.
     
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    yep just poke them thru the wax paper to see if they are tender all the way thru. If not cook em a bit more.
     
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    No need, if it baked, you just eat it ; ) Ok, I use plastic wrap or nothing. Scrub well, poke a few tiny holes with a fork, and follow usc's instruction. Check at every 2 minutes or so, depending on the microwave wattage. OR, use an oven, foil, check after one hour at 350 degrees.
     
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    What's the best way to cook it and make the skin really crispy?
     
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    Deep fry it??
     
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    Use an oven. Or cut, deep fry, and have potato skins.
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