Baked Potato

14 Sep

A baked potato dressed with butter, salt, pepper and yogurt.

A simple way to make and dress a baked potato is as follows:

  • one large (about 3/4 of a pound) baking potato, washed vigorously
  • greek style yogurt
  • sea salt and pepper
  • unsalted butter

A baking potato that was cleaned with a dish scrubber.

With a fork, pierce the potato a few times everywhere.  Put the potato in a baking dish and place in a 450ºC preheated oven for one hour.  When done, let cool for about ten minutes.

Baked potato cut in half lengthwise with unsalted butter on top.

Slice the potato in half lengthwise. I like to keep my two halves connected in the middle. On each half, place a few shavings of butter and sprinkle a generous amount of salt and pepper.

Fluffed baked potato with salt, pepper and butter.

With a fork, scrap the inside of the potato. Not only does this fluff up the inside of the potato but mixes the butter, salt and pepper.  If desired, add a few more shavings of butter and another light dusting of sea salt.   Place a big dollop of yogurt on top of the fluffed potato and serve immediately.

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