Have you ever wondered why the Outback Steakhouse Baked Potato tastes so good? What do they do different from you and me? The potatoes have a magnificent salt crisp crust with a moist, tender inside. You can make a baked potato just like they do. It takes just an extra step or two to make your everyday baked potato taste like it came from a steakhouse.
Perhaps you have seen this classic baked potato in the steakhouse for years and you may have wondered for a long time how to prepare this famous side dish. it is very easy to do. I really recommend using a russet potato. They bake up very well, and are ideal for a baked potato. Your cooking time may vary, if you have an extra large potato you will need to be prepared that it will cook for a little longer. This recipe works best when using potatoes that are 5 ounces, for a 5 ounce potato you will need to cook it for 50 minutes. If you potato is larger, you will need to cook it longer.
Potato Buying tips
I have two major tips when it comes to buying potatoes. Do not buy potatoes with a green tint, potatoes with a green tint are old, and they are past their prime. Also, cut off the sprouts off your potatoes before cooking them. The sprouts are not tasty, and they are said to be poisonous. You should pick potatoes that are even in size, and those have that a consistent brown skin.