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Old 06-23-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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Baked potato question

I'm trying to follow a link someone sent out called Perfect Baked Potatoes - secrets to baking the perfect baked potato.

it says estimated cooking time for 350 is 60 minutes and 400 degrees is 45 minutes. This is for a medium potatoe of about 5 ounces.

however, the potatoes at my store come rather big and I tried to find the smallest ones. I just weighed one and it's 1 lb and the other is slight over a pound.

I wonder how much more baking time it's going to take.

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Old 06-23-2008, 03:35 PM   #2
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Baked potatoes can keep warm for quite some time, so start it early and test it for doneness. Prick it with a toothpick or one of those skinny forks to see if soft, squeeze it (quickly, it's hot). Better overdone than underdone. If it's done early, turn the oven down as low as it will go or pull it out and set it on the stove to keep warm.

That said, I used to follow a cookbook to the T when it came to baking potatoes. It never listed the weight of the potato either and they always came out perfect, no matter the size.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:37 PM   #3
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I bake a large russet at 400F for about an hour. Test for doneness.

You can cut the baking time in half if you microwave the potatoes for 3 minutes apiece before baking.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:42 PM   #4
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I nuked a "restaurant size" potato last night for three minutes then threw it on a 600F grill with the lid down. Ten minutes it was done. Needless to say I had to keep that one warm longer than expected. These summer temps are making my grill scream. I only had two burners on even.
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Thanks Pacanis I was just about to start a thread on how long to bake a tater on the grill.... glad I read here.
Figures, if it has anything to do with potatoes OR grills you'd be there. :)

Does it matter if it's over direct heat or not?
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:15 PM   #6
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Thanks Pacanis I was just about to start a thread on how long to bake a tater on the grill.... glad I read here.
Figures, if it has anything to do with potatoes OR grills you'd be there. :)

Does it matter if it's over direct heat or not?
lol, seeing as how most of my pics are of grilled food with a baked spud featured.....
I do them over direct (no flames though) because it "colors" them some and turns the skin crispy, but I did not intend to do last night's spud in that short amount of time, still, it was good I prefer about 20 minutes for them, but now I know I can do them in 10.
Don't forget to roll it on the counter before cutting it open. It loosens the "meat".
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:44 PM   #7
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2 "1 lb" Russett Potatoes
cleaned/scrubbed. Rubbed with oil and than rolled in salt.
Cooked in 375 degree oven until done (took about an hour and 20 minutes).
Used thermometor to make sure temperature was 210 degrees.
Turned them around half way through cooking.
came out nice and fluffy inside.

Yeah a good baked potatoe.
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Mmmmm, sounds good!
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lol, seeing as how most of my pics are of grilled food with a baked spud featured.....
I do them over direct (no flames though) because it "colors" them some and turns the skin crispy, but I did not intend to do last night's spud in that short amount of time, still, it was good I prefer about 20 minutes for them, but now I know I can do them in 10.
Don't forget to roll it on the counter before cutting it open. It loosens the "meat".
Bread, potato and raviolis?

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Old 06-24-2008, 02:37 PM   #10
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Start testing them after an hour.

I noticed another poster mentions keeping potatoes warm by leaving them on the stove top. Potatoes, once cooked are an extremely potentially hazardous food. Either keep them in a low (140 degree) oven or refridgerate them until you can properly reheat them. Sitting on a counter or even a warm stove top is dangerous.
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