Patate arreganate. oven-baked potatoes with tomato. garlic and onion. traditional peasant dishes. Irpinia. Campania. Italy. Europe. (Photo by: Alfio Giannotti/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Food - Drink
This Trick Will Reduce The Oven Time
For Your
Baked Potato
Ah, the humble baked potato; it's one of those dishes that's such a classic that we sometimes forget about it. However, when it’s actually included in your dinner time menu, it’s best to plan ahead and employ this handy trick that will slash your potatoes' oven time to just 30 minutes.
For those who want to chow down on a baked potato ASAP, The Spruce Eats recommends a handy shortcut. The steps include washing the whole potatoes, pricking them with a fork, and then microwaving them on high for five to six minutes for two potatoes, or 10 to 12 minutes for up to four potatoes.
Once the potatoes are nuked, smeared with some fat such as olive oil, and salted, they're ready for the middle rack of a 400 F oven, where it will only take about 30 minutes for the spuds' skin to go crispy and their insides to go hot and steamy. Time to get those pats of butter ready!