Baked potato is a delicious recipe, very popular amongst Americans & the British. Making use of the tips given here and know how to cook/make a baked potato.

How To Cook A Baked Potato

Baked potato is a very popular recipe, which is widely eaten in a number of countries including England, America and Turkey. As the name suggests, it is the result of baking a potato, whether in a conventional oven, a convection oven, a microwave oven, on a grill, or on open fire. The baking of a potato leads to it attaining a crispy skin and fluffy interior. Before a potato is baked, it is thoroughly cleaned and usually, daubed with oil or butter and/or salt. At the same time, it is also pricked with forks, to avoid its bursting. In the following lines, we will provide you the recipes to make bake potato, in a microwave as well as on fire.
How to Cook a Baked Potato
In Microwave
Items Needed 
  • Potatoes
  • Water
  • Fork
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Microwave 
  • Wash the potatoes with water thoroughly, but do not dry them.
  • With the help of a fork, poke holes into the potato. This will prevent it from exploding.
  • Wrap the wet potato in two layers of plastic wrap.
  • Switch on the microwave and put the potatoes inside it.
  • Let the potatoes for 5 to 8 minutes, depending on their size.
  • Switch off the microwave and take out the potatoes.
  • Keep them aside for 2-3 minutes and then remove the plastic wrap. 
On Campfire
Items Needed 
  • Potatoes
  • Water
  • Shortening/ Butter
  • Salt, Pepper and Other Seasonings
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Dutch Oven/ Rack/ Grate
  • Fork
  • Oven Mitt and Tongs 
  • Make a fire ring by digging a small indent with a shovel and then encircle it with stones.
  • Rip small pieces of wood and lay them over the pit, in a crisscross fashion.
  • Put some bark or other smaller pieces of wood near the middle of the wood. They will act as fire starter.
  • Wash the potatoes with water thoroughly and dry them.
  • With the help of a fork, poke holes in the potato.
  • Smear them with shortening or butter.
  • Now, sprinkle with seasonings and wrap each one in aluminum foil.
  • Start the fire and let it burn to very hot coals.
  • Put the potatoes in a Dutch oven and place it on the hot embers of the campfire.
  • You can also place a rack or grate over an open fire and put the potatoes on it.
  • Make sure to turn the potatoes, with the help of tongs, every few minutes.
  • It will take 45 to 60 minutes for the potatoes to bake over a hot campfire.
  • Add wood or charcoal periodically, to keep the fire going.
  • Make sure to keep checking the potatoes at intervals, by piercing with a fork, to see whether they are done or not.

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