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5 Ways to Bake Potatoes

Updated on July 19, 2010

Baked potatoes on Flickr by Mad Mummy

Baking Potatoes

There are so many ways of cooking different vegetables but I have chosen to share 5 ways of Baking potatoes. So hope someone will like one of them.


Cheesy potatoes

Ingredients

 

5 medium size potatoes sliced

½ cup Cream (sour if preferred)

½ cup milk

8oz grated cheese

½ tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

Add chopped parsley

Other seasoning of choice

Breadcrumbs

Method

Lay slices of potatoes over an oven proof dish. Spread all other ingredients over the top and mix. Sprinkle top with Breadcrumbs

Bake at 250deg for approx 1-1/2 hours until cooked and browned. You can add chopped up bacon to mixture if you like and vary seasonings of choice.

Jacket potatoes in normal oven

Ingredients

2 small potatoes per person

Butter

Cheese

Method

Score both sides of potatoes right across (Squares) dab some butter over the top.  Place in oven 250deg for approx 1 hour turn as

browning depending on size of potatoes may take longer sprinkle with cheese and put back in oven for a minute to melt cheese.

Serve hot.

Oven baked roast potatoes

Peel potatoes or leave in jackets depending on your preference. Cut into quarters Sprinkle with oil and bake for an hour or until soft and browned.  Time will depend on size of potatoes.  Do this when cooking a roast lamb with other vegetables of your choice.



Microwave potato

Score potatoes into squares top and bottom and place dab of butter on top.  Microwave on high until soft.  You can scoop out centre and mash this with butter and some chopped up bacon mix up and put back into the scooped out potato. Season to taste.

Campfire Baked potatoes

Wrap potatoes in wet newspapers or if you have no newspapers a couple of layers of alfoil will do.  Throw directly into the hot coals of the fire.  Again cooking time will depend on heat of fire and size of potatoes.

When cooked, cut in half and melt butter over the top.  These taste much better if slightly black on outside, gives it that special fire taste.  These are really the best part of camp fire cooking.

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      Eileen Hughes 4 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Thanks Maggs224, yes I love my spuds too. No matter which way

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      maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

      I love potatoes, and these recipes sound delicious, thank you for sharing them :D

      Voting up and hitting the relevant buttons on my way out

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      Eileen Hughes 4 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Thanks teaches, yes I love that one best too.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love a good baked potato and your ideas will certainly be useful in presenting them in a variety of ways. Will have to try the cheesy recipe soon.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      bobbiRant, glad you liked it I love potatoes too.

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      BobbiRant 7 years ago from New York

      Another useful hub. I love baked potatoes and am always looking for great recipes of any foods. i enjoyed this and will use it. Thanks.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      vocal coach, yes I like that one best. thanks for stopping by

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      Audrey Hunt 7 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Always have loved potatoes and the cheezy recipe is one I must try soon. I learned a couple of good tips from you.

      Good hub - yummy!

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      paxwill, so glad you have learned something new. Its great to learn everyday something new to try or do.

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      paxwill 7 years ago

      Yum! I love your method for Cheesy Potatoes. We usually cook the milk and cheese on the stove top to make a cheese sauce, and then pour it over the potatoes. But your method is faster, just pour it all in and let it bake. Why have we been doing the hard way all these years? lol. Sometimes I like to add red onions to it.

      Great hub! I learned something.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Beats me, yes I think so too,you can do so many different things with them.

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      BeatsMe 7 years ago

      Hmmm, yummy potatoes. My favorite vegetable. :)

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Habee, that is terrific, best news I've had all day, cheers and have fun thanks.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Just wanted to let you know - our roasted taters were great!

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Habee, glad to help give you something different to cook.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Great! I'm going to do the roasted potatoes tonight instead of traditional baked. Thanks for the idea!

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Simple Tim, it is amazing how may ways that you can could the simple main meal staple potato. Thanks for stopping by

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      Simple Tim 7 years ago

      Tasty Hub Eileen!hmm baked potaoes! definitely my favorite method of cooking potatoes...dry heat seems to bring out the best in a potatoes..crispy and yummy...though mashed potatos do taste good too.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Journey, hope you enjoy them.

      rgarnett, glad you have found something new to try. encourages the spice of life with eating something different

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      Rachael Fields 7 years ago from KC, MO

      I honestly didn't know there was more than 1 way to bake a potato. I found this incredibly helpful! Now, I will go make me some cheesy potatoes. :)

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      I'm going to try the cheesy potatoes recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      mwatkins, glad he likes them, sorry you have to go without carbs.thanks for stopping by

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      mwatkins 7 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      Both useful AND tasty! I cut the butter, carbs and some cheese out of my diet but still cook for my hubby and he loved the first recipe - cheesy good! Plus, they go great with omelets! Thanks for a great hub!

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      better yourself, yes you can do so much more with them too I have only touched base on them. thanks for stopping by

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      Better Yourself 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Delicious hub! I never met a spud I didn't like, thanks for sharing these delicious ideas.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Jill of alltrades, my pleasure hope you enjoy them

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      jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

      These are good ones! I'm gonna try them.

      Thanks for sharing Eileen!

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      2patricias, Glad you ar keen gardeners, nothing better than growing your own fresh vegetables. thanks for stopping by. cheers

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      2patricias 7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Pat has planted way too many potatoes in her vegetable garden this year. Both of us will probably be trying all these recipes. Well, maybe not the campfire potatoes, but who knows?

      (I've added a link from our hub "Grocery Shopping List to use as a Checklist")

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      wilderness, hope you enjoy them.

      jannyC, thanks for stopping by

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Wow very creative! Enjoyed this!

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      Dan Harmon 7 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Believe it or but, living in the spud state of Idaho, we eat potatoes! Your first recipe seems destined for our table tonight.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Nellieanna, Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Don't you add butter with the salt and pepper, I know calories add up eh!. Loved your interview with hubpages that was a great read, you are a real good sort.

      Now I hope you dont take offence at being classed as a good sort but that is a part of Oz slang and a compliment too. Thank you so much for stopping by. cheers

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      I LOVE baked potatoes, plain or fancy. I've only recently discovered baking them in the microwave- great for hot Texas summers when I'm trying to conserve A/C expenses, which heating up the oven doesn't help. I love baked sweet potatoes, too. When we visited the UK, their baked potatoes stuffed with all kinds of goodies really were treats! Had one stuffed with chili - yum! But honestly I can eat them with nothing but a little freshly ground sea salt and black pepper. YUM. Cottage cheese or yogurt make good low-cal toppings too. I'm thinking this will be a good idea for tonight's dinner.

      Thanks for the great new ideas!!

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Mmmmm, baked potatoes with cheese. One of my favoirite side dishes, or lunch. Thanks for sharing ideas and recipes.

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for the recipes. I love the cheesy potatoes. Have a great day! Voted-up/rated.

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      Gustave Kilthau 7 years ago from USA

      Hi Eileen - Scorched taters sound good. I like big "bakers" stuffed with chopped BBQ brisket, BBQ sauce, cheese, and whatever else you can think of...

      A friend gave us a gadget called "Potato Perfect" that uses electricity to bake potatoes from the inside. You stick a metal rod into each end of the potato and turn on the electricity. In no time at all you have a nicely baked potato. Can't use the thing when there are little kids around, but, other than for that, it's a nifty device.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      bayoulady, Sounds like a great story, and yes I bet it added to the flavor like the burning on outside of campire ones. Thanks for that.

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      bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      Yummy hub! I'm for the cheesy potatoes! I bet kids would love to do the campfire potatoes.

      A true story: My mom was always trying to find a new way to cook potatoes. Once the potaoes accidentally scorched just a bit. It was late , and my dad was working nights. It was just us kids to feed, so she decided to serve the potatoes anyway.She threw in some ham and onions. We just thought it was another new dish, and our vote was thumbs up! To this day, we still call it "scorched potatoes." :>)

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Lctodd1947, thanks for commenting

      wealthmadehealthy, Yes I love melted cheese and butter on all my spuds thanks for that

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      Wealthmadehealthy 7 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

      ooohhhhh I love cheesy potatoes. My very favorite....usually it is mashed cheesy, but such good recipes, I bookmarked it and voted it up!!! YUUUMMMMy !!!!

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      lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

      Always useful information. Thanks for sharing.

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      Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Ethel & Scarytaff, thanks so much hope our summer comes soon. As we are on the move again.

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      Derek James 7 years ago from South Wales

      All good methods, Eileen. Thanks for this hub.

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Very useful. I already sense autumn approaching all too fast. I am growing a few spuds this year so will try these methods of baking out