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Potatoes - Iron Skillet Baked

Originally posted: 07/01/2003
Last updated: 09/26/2014

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Here's a new twist on an old favorite, the baked potato. This method comes from Mary Torges of Ostrander, OH. She's been making iron skillet baked potatoes for years...so I guess they're not really new, after all—just new to me!

As always...click on any of the pictures to view a larger image.


Preparing & Baking The Potatoes

Raw potato halves with butter
Photo 1
Buttered potatoes face down in iron skillet
Photo 2
Potatoes after baking
Photo 3
Close-up of baked potato
Photo 4
 

Here's the extensive list of ingredients for this recipe:

Ingredients List
2 medium Russet potatoes
1 Tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Rinse and dry the potatoes. Leave the skins on. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, making sure to cut so the greatest surface area will come in contact with the pan. This results in quicker baking and more browned surface area.

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Divide 1 Tablespoon of butter among the four potato halves (Photo 1) then place potatoes face down in a cold cast iron skillet (Photo 2).

Set the oven to 375°F and put the cold skillet in the cold oven. After 40-45 minutes, check potatoes for doneness by piercing through the skin side with a sharp knife. If the potatoes don't yield easily, bake a little longer until they do. If using large Russet potatoes, you will need to extend the baking time.

Photos 3-4 show the finished product. These potatoes can be adorned with the usual toppings, but Mary thinks they're so delicious as-is that she just sprinkles them with salt and pepper to taste.

Mary says that she sometimes turns the oven up as high as 500°F to bake the potatoes faster. To bake larger quantities, place the potatoes on a heavy duty, commercial quality rimmed baking pan (don't try using a thin one).

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