When baked to perfection, remove potatoes from the oven. Slit across the top with a sharp knife. Gently pinch (squeeze) in each end of the potato towards the middle (using your thumb and index finger). How long to bake potatoes for. There are several schools of thought when it comes to timings. The standard method is 200C for 1hr-1hr 20mins. For a super-crispy skin and a slow-cooked inside, go for 180C for 2hrs 20 mins. If you’re time-pressed, ping your potato in the microwave for 5 mins to soften it up, then finish in the oven for 35-40 mins. Y. WATCH THE VIDEO! Whether it’s a two pound MONSTER courtesy of RJ Andrus and the Idaho Potato Commission or a 10 -16 ouncer you can find at any supermarket, a killer baked potato is crispy and golden on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside!. For tips on baking up a killer baked potato WATCH THE MONSTER POTATO VIDEO! And for even more Baked Potato Recipes and Tips check out the Idaho. Bake potatoes at 425 degrees F (220 C) for 45 to 60 minutes. Potatoes are done when they can be pierced easily with a fork. Potatoes may also be baked at lower temperatures for longer times. How long to bake potatoes? Total cooking time depends on the size of the potato; it's done when its starch has become tender and fluffy. To test, put on an oven glove and lightly squeeze the potato. It should easily give way to gentle pressure. In its essence, a baked potato is a potato, baked. As with all elemental things, though, the simplicity of a baked potato is deceptive. We’ve all had excellent baked potatoes and terrible baked potatoes. 1 large russet potato (If it looks like Mr. Potato Head®, you've got the right one.) Canola oil to coat. Kosher salt. Optional toppings, such as butter, sour cream, shredded Cheddar and/or scallions Instructions. Heat the oven. Heat oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil (or parchment*), and if you happen to own a wire cooling rack, place it on top of the baking sheet.; Prep the potato. An old stand-by, this baked potato has a crisp, golden skin, and is light and fluffy on the inside. Check out the reviews for cook-time recommendations and hacks! How Long do I Bake a Potato in the oven? I like to bake potatoes at 425 degrees. It generally takes a large Russet potato about 45 minutes to become tender, but the exact timing will depend on how large the potato is.