My dad loves baked potatoes, and for years my mom had made them in the microwave. Now, this does provide a very quick and easy way to make baked potatoes. However, several years ago we were introduced to a method of baking (yes, really baking!) potatoes that is excellent. I made these potatoes this weekend at the Lake (which was beautiful!)
with my Sunday School class and everyone really liked them. Basically, you just season the outside of the potatoes...after thoroughly washing, of course! Then wrap in foil and bake in the oven until "sqeezable!" SO good! You don't even need any toppings...somehow, the seasoning sort of seeps into the inside and flavors the entire potato. Yummy AND healthy (a great source of potassium!).
seasoning of your choice (I've used Cavender's and Tony's before)
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Scrub potatoes well to remove all dirt.
Spray each potato with cooking spray.
Sprinkle seasoning all over the potato.
Wrap in aluminum foil.
Bake for 1 hour or until potato gives slightly when squeezed (please, us a potholder so you don't burn you hand!). Enjoy!