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How to Bake a Potato in a Toaster Oven

How to Bake a Potato in a Toaster Oven

There are literally thousands of ways to cook potatoes: fried potatoes today, mashed potatoes tomorrow, deep-fried the day after tomorrow. But you can never go wrong with a classic baked potato. Keep reading to learn how to bake the perfect potato in the toaster oven.

How to Bake a Potato in a Toaster Oven Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 potato—I chose a russet potato
  • Favorite toppings—optional

Instructions

  • Wash the potato and let them dry.
  • Preheat the toaster oven to 400°F with a timer of 50-55 minutes.
  • Rub olive oil on the potato.
  • Poke holes in the potato with a fork – 6 to 8 times will be enough. Don’t forget to skip this step; the potato may explode in the oven.
  • Put the potato in the toaster oven now.
  • The toaster oven will automatically beep when the potato is done.
  • Your potatoes are ready. Allow them to cool slightly on the plate and serve.

How to Bake a Potato in a Toaster Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 potato—I chose a russet potato
  • Favorite toppings—optional

Instructions
 

  • Wash the potato and let them dry.
  • Preheat the toaster oven to 400°F with a timer of 50-55 minutes.
  • Rub olive oil on the potato.
  • Poke holes in the potato with a fork - 6 to 8 times will be enough. Don’t forget to skip this step; the potato may explode in the oven.
  • Put the potato in the toaster oven now.
  • The toaster oven will automatically beep when the potato is done.
  • Your potatoes are ready. Allow them to cool slightly on the plate and serve.

Baking More Than One Potato

toaster oven

This recipe is for one potato but you can bake multiple potatoes at one time in a toaster oven. It depends on the size of your oven. Here we will suggest you add 10 – 15 minutes of cooking time when baking four or more potatoes at a time.

How to Select the Perfect Potato

How to bake a potato in a toaster oven

Pay close attention to the appearance of the potato – it should be even, not bumpy, without cracks, spots, build-ups, and other defects. Choose clean potatoes with no soil adhering to them. The color of the vegetable should be uniform, without variations from dark to light. The best potatoes are firm so pass on any ones that feel soft.

Storing & Reheating Potatoes

You can refrigerate leftover baked potatoes for up to 4 days in a covered glass container.

1.   Reheating in Your Toaster Oven

Preheat the toaster oven to 350°F and place the whole potato directly on the rack and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until warmed through.

2.   Reheating in Your Microwave

microwave

If you want to reheat in the microwave, slice the baked potatoes in half and place them on a plate (must be microwave safe). Microwave for 2-4 minutes or until warmed.

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