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How to Bake a Potato | Classic Baked Potato Recipe

Four baked potatoes with a Rada Granny Fork.

Nothing goes better with a great piece of meat than a piping-hot baked potato. Not only can you make baked potatoes at home, it’s easy to get just right! Follow these easy instructions for the perfect complement to a wonderful meal.

How to Bake a Potato

Ingredients you will need:

  • Whole potatoes
  • Sea Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Butter, sour cream, cheese, and bacon bits (if desired)

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Kristi preheats her oven to cook baked potatoes.

Rub the potatoes with a coat of olive oil.

Kristi covers potatoes in olive oil.

Sprinkle with sea salt.

Kristi sprinkles potatoes with sea salt.

Poke holes in the potatoes with a fork.

Kristi pokes holes in a potato with the Rada Granny Fork.

Bake 45 to 60 minutes until the skin feels crisp.

Kristi places baked potatoes in the oven.

To open the potatoes up, cut down the center with a knife or fork and gently squeeze both ends towards one another.

Kristi squeezes potatoes.

Serve and enjoy!

Kristi poses with completed baked potatoes.

The Best Fork for Making Baked Potatoes

Rada Granny Fork

The Rada Granny Fork is wonderful utensil you’ll never run out of uses for! Made from surgical-quality stainless steel, the Granny Fork features small, sharp tines that easily pierce and pick up all sorts of foods. Use it to poke holes in a potato, place pickles on a hamburger, to spear olives in the jar, and much more. Like all Rada Cutlery products, the Rada Granny Fork is made in the USA. It also comes with a Lifetime Guarantee, so when you get one, it’s for life!

Visit the online Rada Kitchen Store to have the Granny Fork delivered to your home, and be sure to check out other unbeatable Rada products while you’re there!

The Best Way to Peel Potatoes

Left handed cooks love using the Vegetable Peeler, specifically designed to perform well regardless of which hand it is held.

You won’t find a better way to peel potatoes and other vegetables than the Rada Vegetable Peeler! This innovative tool features a design that allows for left and right-handed cutting, both towards and away from the user. Very little pressure is required to take the skin off of potatoes, carrots, and all sorts of vegetables. You can even use it to make the perfect chocolate curls off a chocolate bar. The Rada Vegetable Peeler is not only made in the USA, but comes with a Lifetime Guarantee that ensures it will last through countless recipes!

Check out the online Rada Kitchen Store to order your own Rada Vegetable Peeler!

The Best Knife for Steak!

The amazing Rada Serrated Steak knife is the best way to cut a thick, juicy steak!

The Rada Serrated Steak knife is the ideal way to cut a thick, juicy steak! This awesome steak knife features surgical-quality stainless steel serrations that allow you to get easy, flawless cuts out of a delicious steak. The Serrated Steak is American-made and backed by a Lifetime Guarantee, so when you get a set, it’s for life.

The Rada Kitchen Store offers a set of six Serrated Steak knives great for your home or for a wonderful gift!

Fundraise with Rada!

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Rada Cutlery is known for more than superior cutlery and kitchenware at a great value. We also offer our catalog to fundraisers to sell in order to reach their financial goals. Groups fundraising with Rada will keep a staggering 40% of their profits. Churches, schools, civic organizations, sports teams, clubs, and more meet and pass their financial goals each year by partnering with Rada. Our renowned customer service makes getting your fundraiser started a breeze, and we hear daily from fundraisers who tell us that the products practically sell themselves!

Stop by our website to see how you can get started with a Rada Cutlery fundraiser!

How to Make a Baked Potato Video Instructions

Baked Potato Video Transcript

Hi, Kristi in the Rada Kitchen, and today I’m going to show you how to make the perfect baked potato. First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Then rub the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Prick the potatoes with a fork. This Rada Granny Fork has nice, sharp tines that are perfect for this task. Lay the potatoes directly on the rack.

Bake for 45 to 60 minutes until the skin feels crisp. Serve by creating a line with the fork, then crack open by gently squeezing the ends towards one another. It will pop right open. And there you have perfect baked potatoes. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out our website at

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