Best Baked Potatoes

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2016, America's Test Kitchen TV

We wanted a uniformly fluffy interior encased in thin, crisp skin—and we baked nearly 200 pounds of potatoes to get it.

SERVES4

TIME1½ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To produce perfect baked potatoes with an evenly fluffy interior, we figured out their ideal doneness temperature: 205 degrees. Baking them in a hot (450-degree) oven prevents a leathery “pellicle” from forming underneath the peel. To seaso...

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