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Baked Potatoes

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 5 mins Bake 425° 40 mins
Baked Potatoes
Ingredients
  • 8  medium baking potatoes (6 to 8 ounces each)
  •  Shortening, butter, or margarine
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Scrub potatoes thoroughly with a brush; pat dry. Prick potatoes with a fork. (If desired, for soft skins, rub potatoes with shortening or wrap each potato in foil).

2. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes (or in a 350 degrees F oven for 70 to 80 minutes) or until tender. To serve, roll each potato gently under a towel to loosen the insides. Using a knife, cut an X in top of each potato. Press in and up on the ends of each potato to open potato.

From the Test KitchenBaked Sweet Potatoes:
  • Prepare as directed, except substitute sweet potatoes or yams for the baking potatoes. If desired, serve sweet potatoes with butter and brown sugar or cinnamon-sugar.
  • Nutrition Facts per serving: 146 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat; 0 g trans fat), 0 mg chol., 94 mg sodium, 34 g carbo., 5 g fiber, 3 g pro.Exchanges: 2 Starch
Nutrition Facts (Baked Potatoes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 131,
  • Fat, total (g) 0,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 30,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (RE) 0,
  • vit. A (IU) 0,
  • vit. C (mg) 33,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 28,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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