At work, for 60-count taters, I wash, brush with butter, sprinkle with salt/pepper, don't prick, and bake nekkid in a 350 degree F convection oven for one hour. Perfect taters.
I eat the skins, and prefer soft skins, which works perfectly with butter-brushed taters. Some butter, sour cream, real bacon bits, chives, cheese, and more pepper when I eat it.
If you really want a good baked tater, make the bacon for bacon bits before you start to prep the taters, and rub the taters with the bacon grease, then season with pepper only, as the grease has enough salt already. Proceed as above. YUMMY!
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