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Perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato

I’ll admit it. No one is going to come breaking down your door to get at a baked potato. Well, except me maybe. Baked Potatoes are one of my all-time top-ten favorite foods – especially if you add some whole cream butter, salt and pepper, sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese. Do I have your attention now? I hope so! Did you ever notice that those steakhouse baked potatoes are better than you make at home? Come on, I’ll show you how to make a perfect steakhouse baked potato too!

As I was thinking of posting this recipe, it occurred to me that this is probably the recipe that I make the most often at my house. Why? Because what goes with almost everything? A Perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato!! So – for you recipe seekers, here is the recipe for the Perfect steakhouse baked potato – no scrolling for you – this is the express lane. Everyone else who would like to read more, just continue past the recipe and the photos (and hopefully the video if I was able to get it to load) and we will have a big chat about the Perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato.

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The perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato

THE RECIPE FOR THE PERFECT STEAKHOUSE BAKED POTATO

The perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato

Perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato

This recipe for the Perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato is a wonderful addition to your kitchen magic! There are some special tips and tricks about this recipe that are listed on the original post at www.loavesanddishes.net.
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato, how to make a baked potato
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • 1 Russet Baking Potato per person
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil per potato
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt per potato

Instructions

  • Early in the day, long before dinner, wash your potatoes and allow them to completely dry before preparing for dinner. Preheat the oven to 350.
  • One hour before dinner, pour the Tbs of vegetable oil on a paper towel and rub the oil over the entire outside of the baked potato. Over the sink, sprinkle the oiled potato with kosher salt so that the oil adheres to the potato. Most of the salt will fall off of the potato - you might want to put a plate under the potato and catch the salt and use it on the next potato. That is up to you. Using a sharp knife and poke at least 4 holes into each potato.
  • Place the potatoes bare skinned directly onto the rack of the oven. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes. You can bake as many potatoes this way as will fit in your oven.

Notes

Use a good sized Russett potato for excellent baked potatoes.
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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PHOTOS FOR THE PROCESS OF MAKING THE PERFECT STEAKHOUSE BAKED POTATO

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Two Plain potatoes ready for oil and salt

 

The perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato

Two Potatoes all oiled up and just hanging out in the oven

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The perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE PERFECT STEAKHOUSE BAKED POTATO

  • The potatoes must be completely COMPLETELY dry before applying the oil. Otherwise, the skin will not turn out crispy.
  • Make sure to poke the holes in the potatoes. The potato will not cook correctly if you forget – it takes longer to cook. Also- the potato hisses and acts like it might explode when you are ready to take it from the oven if you forget. It is kind of scary. Don’t forget.
  • It is best to remove the potato from the oven with either tongs or with oven mitts – I have dropped many potatoes by trying to spear them with a fork. Just saying.
  • If you make extra potatoes when you bake them this way – they are easily warmed up again (ask me -I know, I ate one of these for lunch today!).
  • Left over baked potatoes are EXCELLENT chopped up and fried in a little oil in a frying pan and eaten as hashbrowns for breakfast! YUM!
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The perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato

RECIPE INSPIRATION FOR THE PERFECT STEAKHOUSE BAKED POTATO

A long long time ago (like 25 years ago), I had a neighbor who worked at a steakhouse and on the old Nashville Dinner Train (so sad that old dinner train isn’t around any more)  and she told me how to bake potatoes this way. So – now, I am sharing this secret with you.

So, tell me – what is your favorite easy recipe like this? I consider this like my Yum Yum Sauce Recipe – so easy it is amazing! Do you have any kitchen tips that are so easy that you dont even consider them a recipe? That is kind of how I feel about baking a potato – but then again, I didn’t know how to bake a potato like this before my neighbor told me. I always wrapped them in aluminum foil before!

Leave me a comment below and let me know…. I LOVE COMMENTS!!! I would LOVE to chat with you! I promise to answer every one!

I can do all this through Him who gives me strength. ~ Philllipians 4:13

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Joanne Monaco

Monday 11th of February 2019

Holy Moley! These potatoes are The Bomb! I have been having a craving for one for about a week. I had to get some russets and look up arecipe and wow! I found the best...simple and so tasty.

Wendi Spraker

Monday 11th of February 2019

Wonderful! Thanks for letting me know!

Andrea

Monday 23rd of July 2018

Do you wrap them in foil when you take them out of the oven?

Wendi Spraker

Monday 23rd of July 2018

No, just bake them in their skins and then let them rest on a plate when you take them out of the oven

Scottie Baxter

Sunday 22nd of July 2018

My potatoes come out a little dryer than I’d like. Would cooking them a little longer help?

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 22nd of July 2018

Hi Scottie! Are they crunchy or overfirm? If so, then yes, bake a little longer

Donna

Saturday 16th of June 2018

No one asked. How do you warm them up to make ahead?

Wendi Spraker

Saturday 16th of June 2018

Hi Donna! I'm. It sure I understand your question. Are you asking, "if you bake them ahead then how do you warm them back up?" If so, then I would suggest the microwave on high for a minute or two or set oven on 350 and bake for 20 minutes or so. Really though, this won't give you the same results. Better to plan for these to come out of the oven last or 30 mins before dinner and keep them in a warm place

Moxie

Friday 2nd of February 2018

That is beautiful and it makes me hungry!

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