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Baked Potatoes Bar

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Servings: 1 potato per person



  • 1 large per person, plus a few extras Idaho potato
  • to taste vegetable oil
  • to taste kosher salt
  • to taste butter
  • to taste sour cream
  • fried crisp, drained and crumbled bacon
  • grated cheddar cheese


Preheat the oven to 350 °F.

Scrub the potatoes and pat dry. Rub the skin with vegetable oil. Sprinkle with salt. Pierce the skin of the potato in several places with the tines of a fork. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the sides are soft when pressed.

Place in a chafing dish and serve with bowls of butter, sour cream, grated cheddar cheese and crumbled friend bacon for toppings