Cookbook:Baked Potatoes

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Baked Potatoes
CategoryPotato recipes
Servings1 serving
Time15–60 minutes

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Potatoes are perfect for camping—they don't take up space in the cooler, and cooked in foil they are easy to prepare.


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Camping variation

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  1. Scrub potato and pierce the skin all over with a fork.
  2. Wrap potato lightly oiled heavy-duty foil and seal.
  3. Cook over medium-hot coals for 45 minutes or until soft.
  4. Serve with salt and butter or sour cream .

Microwave variation

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  1. Clean and prepare potatoes as above, but wrap them in waxed paper, not foil. Be sure to poke the potato with a fork to make sure it is cooked evenly.
  2. Place a piece of paper towel in the microwave, and microwave potatoes on high for 8 minutes. Potatoes will be extremely hot when finished.
  3. Cut potato into four and serve with toppings of your choice.

Oven variation

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  1. Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F).
  2. Clean and prepare potatoes as above.
  3. Place the potatoes in the oven.
  4. Cook for 1 hour.
  5. Remove when cooked. Puncture potato and separate skin from flesh.

Notes, tips, and variations

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  • When cooking is initially completed, handle the hot potato with care.