Scrub potatoes well with a brush so that the skin may be eaten. For a soft skin, rub with a little salad oil or butter before baking. Bake in hot oven (400°). Insert aluminum nails in medium-size potatoes, lengthwise, and bake 45 to 50 minutes. (Use nails and not aluminum foil. When foil is used, the potatoes are steamed and not baked!) Potatoes are usually done if they feel soft. Remove potatoes from oven as soon as they are done and serve at once.
Red River Valley Potato Growers Association and Auxiliary