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
- Plastic Wrap
- 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.
- Shortening/ Butter
- Salt, Pepper and Other Seasonings
- Aluminum Foil
- Dutch Oven/ Rack/ Grate
- 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.