Basic Baked Potato Recipe

Ingredients

Potatoes to bake

Miso or Salt

Bacon Fat - Lard - Oil

Directions

Basic Baked Potato Recipe

I have been practicing making good baked potatoes for a couple of years...and then I watched this (unexpectedly) great video from the new America's Test Kitchen about how to make perfect baked potatoes! And they are right...they are perfect.

Our version is a little different with the addition of MISO. The key though is temperature. Reach an internal 205 degrees F for perfection!


Pre-heat the oven to 450F. Place a pan with a wire rack in the oven to preheat

1. Poke holes in the potatoes.

2. Brine Potatoes w/miso

3. Dry the potato - do not want to steam the skin

4.  Cook the potatoes to an internal temperature of  205F about 45 minutes to 60 minutes

5. Remove from oven and brush oil over the skin. Ideally bacon fat from the bacon you made for the potato. Use an oil with low water content. You are trying to make a crispy skin.

6. Return to oven for 8 minutes

7. Remove from oven and cut open asap. Let the steam escape.

Garnish with, caramelized onions, onions cooked in the oven, green onions, chives, scallions, mushrooms, cabbage, salt, bacon, sour cream, cream cheese, melted cheese and of course a pound of butter. (Per potato.)