Food - Drink
Why You Should Dry Your Potatoes Before Baking Them
By LAUREN ROTHMAN
A perfect baked potato is described as crunchy on the outside and hot and steaming on the inside. Although baked potatoes seem like they would be pretty easy to make, their preparation has a few common pitfalls, one of which is not drying them.
Anyone who has ever baked a potato knows that the first step is giving the potatoes a good scrub under running water to remove any flecks of dirt on the skin. This is a great idea as long as the potato is dry before transferring it to the oven.
Drying the potato after washing it ensures having a crispy potato skin, since a wet potato just might not dry out in the oven enough. Having crunchy potato skins is not only satisfyingly delicious, but they are also a great source of nutrition.