Let me guess, when you make baked potatoes you wash them and put them in the microwave for 10 or so minutes?
Sorry to offend some of you, I’m sure some more experienced chefs will wash them and then bake in the oven for about an hour?
Look, I didn’t forget about the rub butter or EVOO on them and apply salt trick before baking. That makes them amazing right?
I’m about to blow your mind!
Wash them as normal, coat with butter/EVOO/Salt as well.
But now put a X shape cut in them with a knife and bake them for 2 hours on 375 degrees. I’m not crazy, you must trust me on this! You won’t break the pototoe you will actually awaken it! When you hit the 1:45 mark take them out and cut a litte deeper in the “X” spots and finsh the cooking.
The outside will be crispy, then inside ligtht and fluffy. Restuarnt qualilty in the convience of your own home.
Now open up the potatoes and add whatever you enjoy on top. Butter, sour cream, cheese, salt, pepper, etc.
Game changer technique folks!