Baked Potato by Madeleine Skorcz



4 large potatoes 1 stick butter 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced Salt Pepper Shredded Cheese Garnish (optional): Butter Sour cream Scallions Bacon


1. Preheat oven to 425F.
2. Using a sharp knife, thinly slices into the potato, into rounds, being SURE not to cut through the potato.
3. Place the cut potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet.
4. Melt 1/2 of the stick of butter and drizzle over potatoes. Insert a few pieces of thinly sliced garlic in between cuts of the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until the outside is tender and the inside of each potato is soft. When done, remove from oven.
6. Turn oven to a broil. Melt remaining 1/2 stick of butter and drizzle over potatoes. Sprinkle potatoes with cheese.
7. Return to oven until cheese is bubbling. Remove.
8. Top with desired garnishes. Serve immediately.