Perfect Baked Potato

This baked potato has a crisp, golden skin, and is light and fluffy on the inside. Great comfort food!

Dovetailing Tip: Use this leftover chili on your baked potatoes on day 5.

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1 medium baking potato [duplicate 1]
1 teaspoon olive oil [duplicate 1]
1/2 teaspoon salt [duplicate 1]
2 teaspoons butter [duplicate 1]
1 pinch freshly ground black pepper [duplicate 1]
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese [duplicate 1]


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Scrub the potato, and pierce the skin several times with a knife or fork. Rub the skin with olive oil, then with salt.

Place the potato in the preheated oven, and bake for 90 minutes, or until slightly soft and golden brown. Slice the potato down the center, and serve with butter and black pepper. Sprinkle shredded Cheddar cheese over the top, if desired.


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