Summer Baked Potatoes
Don’t Heat Up Your House in Summer
We enjoy baked potatoes as an entree.
It’s simple, easy, and everyone enjoys them, loaded or unloaded.
To each his own. Variety is the spice of life!
But my family doesn’t enjoy them unless they have the crispy skin to eat.
The only way to get that is to bake your spuds in the oven, right?
Not Exactly Oven-less, BUT…
The thing is that cooking a baked potato in your oven for an hour or more adds heat to your house.
When it’s already 95 degrees outside, and the air is cranking’, you don’t want to add more heat nor do you feel like standing in a hot kitchen to cook.
Potatoes in winter is not a debate. Summer time cooking is another thing.
What’s a crispy spud lover to do short of going to a restaurant to let THEM heat up THEIR kitchen?
Here’s Your Spud Tip!
Rinse and poke holes in your potatoes.
Set your oven to 450.
Now you’re going to precook the potatoes in the microwave before transferring to the oven for final cooking and crisping.
Microwave 2 of them for 5 minutes or 4 of them for 10 minutes.
They will be too hot to handle when you remove them, so be careful.
Brush on Canola oil over each entire potato and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
That salt is a treat. You’re gonna wonder why you haven’t been doing them that way all these years.
Now place them on a cookie sheet and finish cooking in your 450 oven for 30 minutes.
Your kitchen has been spared the extra heat, dinner is ready sooner, and your family can quit their whining.
Dinner is served!