Learn how to make baked potatoes in the oven for the perfect easy side dish! Then, make our recipe for herbed sour cream . As a result, you will have a delicious topping for your potatoes!
When we have steak for dinner, I like to make baked potatoes to go with it. I have tested many different methods for making them, and I think this is the best way to bake potatoes. If you do not want to heat up your house by turning on the oven, you can half cook it in the microwave and stick it on the grill to finish it.
As far as I am concerned, baked potatoes are merely a vehicle for sour cream. My garlic herbed sour cream is my absolute favorite on a hot baked potato. My garden is bursting with fresh herbs right now. This is where I picked these herbs. I was so excited that I actually grew something.
Ingredients to make baked potatoes //
For the Potates
- 5 baking potatoes
- Olive oil
For Herbed Sour Cream
- 1 cup sour cream
- garlic clove, minced
- teaspoon fresh dill
- teaspoon chopped chives
- Tablespoon flat leaf parsley
- teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
How to Make // Steps
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Wash and scrub potatoes until clean.
Pierce the potatoes 6 to 8 times with a fork. Drizzle olive oil over each one.
Rub in with your hands or use a brush and generously season with salt.
How long to bake the potatoes at 375 degrees F.? Bake the potatoes for 75 to 90 minutes. The cooking time really depends on how large your potatoes are. To see if the potatoes are finished baking, pierce the potato with a fork. If the fork slides easily into the flesh of the potato, they are ready to eat.
Add the sour cream to a small bowl. Add garlic and mix,
Add Worcestershire sauce and mix to combine.
Add dill, chives, parsley, salt, pepper. Mix to combine and cover with plastic wrap and keep chilled until ready to serve.
Slice potatoes in half and pinch sides to open. Add garlic herb sour cream and serve.
Can you make these ahead?
Absolutely! Baked potatoes store well in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, so you can definitely save some time by making a big batch to use all week long. To prevent the potatoes from becoming soggy, the best way to reheat them is to wrap them individually in aluminum foil. Then, simply reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees F. for about 20 minutes.
Of course, you can always reheat them in the microwave as well. If you choose this method, be sure to reheat at 50 percent power. Otherwise, the potatoes may become too dry.