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Baking Potatoes for a Large Group
We are having an event where we will be serving baked potatoes. I will be cooking 30-40 medium to large Idaho potatoes in our oven. We have two ovens - one with two racks, the other with one. I typically wash the potatoes, poke them a few times, and place them right on the rack at about 400°F for 60 minutes. Considering the number of potatoes and their size I have a few questions below: (Answers are in red) What temperature do you suggest I use to cook them?
- What temperature do you suggest I use to cook them?
- 400°F (potatoes are done when internal temp reaches 210°F).
- Yes, use both ovens. Poke the potatoes a few times and then place them directly on the rack.
- 1 hour for the larger sizes, I would plan on 1 hour 15 minutes max.
- The altitude should not affect the baking time of potatoes.
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