How to bake a potato

March 3, 2022

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I never thought I would be writing a blog post on how to bake a potato, but that’s what the users (few men who follow me) want. People ask me a lot about potatoes. Whether or not they should be eating them. If yes, what kind? If no, why not? etc. In my opinion, potatoes are a great addition to most meals especially if you add flavor to them. I usually will advise people to eat potatoes if they are highly active, meaning they workout 3-5x a week and aren’t sitting in a cube all day. Potatoes are high in carbs, but they are a whole, real food and most people do not have any digestive issues with them. The problem with potatoes is that normally, they’re fried in an industrial vegetable oil or covered in sour cream and cheese. If you do want to add potatoes to your diet, I encourage you to eat regular sweet potato or a Japanese sweet potato as these versions have more vitamins and nutrients than a plain white potato. With that, this is how I prepare my potatoes…

Baked full potato (longer version)

1.       Preheat the oven to 425

2.       Wash and dry the potato

3.       Stab the potato with a fork, 3 on each side

4.       Rub avocado or olive oil all over the potato

5.       Rub salt all over the potato

6.       Place the potato on a baking sheet

7.       Bake for 45 minutes

8.       Cut open and enjoy with salt, pepper, and grass-fed butter

Baked full potato (shorter version)

1.       Preheat the oven to 425

2.       Wash and dry the potato

3.       Stab the potato with a fork, 3 on each side

4.       Wrap in a wet paper towel and place in microwave for 3 minutes on each side

5.       Place in the oven after it softens for 8 minutes

6.       Cut open and enjoy with salt, pepper, and grass-fed butter

Potato “fries”

1.       Preheat the oven to 400

2.       Wash and dry the potato

3.       Cut the potato in half long ways

4.       Flip face down and cut long quarter inch slices

5.       Place into a large bowl

6.       Cover with a tablespoon of avocado oil

7.       Season with salt, pepper, Trader Joes chili lime seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, and cayenne

8.       Spread out evenly on a baking sheet

9.       Bake for 35 minutes flipping halfway through

10.   Serve with a side of guacamole, hummus, or Primal Kitchen ketchup (no sugar added)

It all depends on how much time you have and what your taste preferences are. My absolute favorite way to prepare a potato is the “fries” version with a Japanese sweet potato. I add curry powder to the recipe and load it up with a lot of spices. Check out my cover picture to see what these look like. ENJOY YOUR POTATOES & get creative.

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