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There are many ways to make baked potatoes, but I wanted to share my favorite. This is super simple but my family loves these potatoes! I make these baked potatoes in advance because they are perfect to enjoy on a busy night and heat up well.
Preheat oven to 425. Wash potato in cold water and pat dry. In a bowl coat the bottom with a little olive oil, depending on how many potatoes you are making you may have to add more oil. Roll potato in oil, to coat skin and the sprinkle potato with garlic powder. Cook in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes directly on the rack. I use smaller potatoes, they aren’t the large baking ones because I enjoy a smaller serving size. If you plan to use the larger potatoes, you will need to probably cook longer. I like to cook them until the outside is crispy and the center is very soft. I don’t puncture my potatoes before cooking. We enjoy the skin of the potato and this gives it a wonderful taste! Try it, you will enjoy it.
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