September 3, 2015
Wash and dry as many potatoes as your family needs. Russet are the best for this.
Rub the outside of the potatoes in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and lay them on a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides) lined with foil. Poke them with a fork. (Do not wrap the potatoes in foil, they taste better this way!)
Crack fresh salt and pepper on the outside of the potatoes, and then bake at 350 degrees for about an hour, more depending on the quantity and size of your potatoes.
While baking, prep the following toppings:
Bacon, cooked and crumbled
Broccoli & Cheese Sauce: (quick and easy!)
I buy the Ragu cheddar cheese sauce in a jar (in my store, it's by the spaghetti sauces)
Steam or cook your broccoli until almost soft. Add the cheese sauce, and heat through.
Sour cream, butter, salt, and pepper.
Once potatoes are soft, remove from oven, cut open and top as desired!