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Baked Potatoes

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  Idaho potato 1 Large (or baking potato)
  Salt To Taste
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Parsley sprigs 3 (optional)

Method Scrub potatoes thoroughly and roll in salt.
Prick the skins and bake in a moderately hot oven (375°F) for lJ/4 hours, or until the potatoes feel slightly soft when pressed.
Take from oven and cut deep crosses in the tops, pinching them to open the cuts and let out the steam.
Put a piece of butter and a sprig of parsley in center of each potato and serve at once.
Watchpoint: potatoes should never be baked in foil as the outer skin cannot become crisp and steam will be trapped inside the potato, making it soggy instead of light and floury.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 157 Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.7%

Saturated Fat 1.9 g9.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 8.1 mg2.7%

Sodium 130.2 mg5.4%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.3 g13.1%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 3 g6.6%

Vitamin A 3.4% Vitamin C 26.3%

Calcium 0.2% Iron 0.31%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Baked Potatoes Recipe