Have you ever wondered why the Outback Steakhouse Baked Potato tastes so good? What do they do differently from you and me? The potatoes have a magnificent salt crisp crust with a moist, tender inside. You can make a baked potato just like they do. It takes just an extra step or two to make your everyday baked potato taste like it came from a steakhouse.
Perhaps you have seen this classic baked potato in the steakhouse for years and you may have wondered for a long time how to prepare this famous side dish. it is very easy to do. I really recommend using a russet potato. They bake up very well and are ideal for a baked potato. Your cooking time may vary, if you have an extra large potato you will need to be prepared that it will cook for a little longer. This recipe works best when using potatoes that are 5 ounces, for a 5-ounce potato you will need to cook it for 50 minutes. If your potato is larger, you will need to cook it longer.
Potato Buying tips
I have two major tips when it comes to buying potatoes. Do not buy potatoes with a green tint, potatoes with a green tint are old, and they are past their prime. Also, cut off the sprouts off your potatoes before cooking them. The sprouts are not tasty, and they are said to be poisonous. You should pick potatoes that are even in size, and those have that a consistent brown skin.
Outback Steakhouse Baked Potato
- 4 russet potatoes (about 1/2 pound each)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 to 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Wash and dry the potatoes and do not poke each potato once or twice with a fork. Again, do not poke any holes in the potato. Potatoes only explode when they are over cooked. Pour the vegetable oil into a small dish and dip a paper towel into the oil. Rub the oil all over each potato. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Sprinkle salt over the potatoes. Bake about 1 hour. Check the potatoes for doneness by inserting a fork into one. If it presses through easily, the potato has completed cooking.