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  • World's Best Baked Potato

    Bean - Posted February 12, 2004 10:12 AM

    This is the way I make them (DH's favorite), I use olive oil. They really are yummy!

    World's Best Baked Potato

    "What can you do with a baked potato? Just throw it in the oven, right? Try this recipe once and you'll never bake mediocre spuds again! Similar potatoes were served for many years by Red Lobster when they were still just a small Florida chain."

    First, make a trip to the grocery store. Buy a large box of food quality rock salt (the kind used in ice cream makers). You will also need a very deep metal baking pan or loaf pan large enough to hold the number of potatoes you intend to bake ... with plenty of room to spare. How does it work? The salt does NOT make the potato salty. It seems to create a miniature "brick oven" that keeps the potato flesh moist and fluffy while the potato skin becomes crisp and golden.

    1. Wash potatoes thoroughly with a vegetable brush. Dry.
    2. Apply thin coating of vegetable oil (Pam works well) to potato skin.
    3. Pour just enough rock salt into the baking pan to cover the bottom.
    4. Arrange the potatoes on top of the salt layer with a bit of space between them.
    5. Cover the potatoes completely with rock salt, filling between them as well.
    6. Bake at 425 for one hour. Remove from oven.
    7. Carefully brush aside top salt layer and lift each potato out with a fork or tongs.
    8. Brush away any salt that may have stuck to the potato skin.
    9. Serve with butter, sour cream and freshly snipped chives. Eat the skins, too!

    **After dinner, save the rock salt for the next time. It can be reused ten times or more.

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    Re: World's Best Baked Potato

    Seeing if this will bump...
    Mary Ann in Wisconsin
    "A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that is unlocked and opens inwards as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

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