Classic Baked Potatoes
An old standby few kitchens can do without. Try chili or taco meat to make it kickier and a complete meal instead of a side, or just serve it with steak, chicken, and even fish because it is so filling.
1. Heat oven to 450F. Scrub potatoes clean, and remove eyes.
2. Space apart on oven rack and bake for 1 hour. Medium and small potatoes take 50 and 40 minutes respectively.
3. Cut potatoes open and butter and season to taste, or try one of the other standard toppings: lowfat yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream and chives.