We Tested And Ranked 8 Celebrity Chef Baked Potato Recipes

March 6, 2024

I struggled with where to rank  recipe. From the perspective of time and amount of effort required to make this baked potato, this recipe ranks dead last. From a textural perspective, this recipe ranks toward the top. As far as flavor is concerned, this recipe has some issues.

This spud is brined in a saltwater mixture for two to eight hours before the potato gets seasoned with more salt, garlic salt, seasoned salt, and pepper. The potato bakes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about one hour. Unlike all the other potatoes, this potato is not pricked and bakes on a wire rack to encourage air circulation. The finished potato is garnished with a delectably spicy condiment of and sour cream.

I brined my potato for six hours before seasoning it. Full disclosure: I did not use the amount of seasoning the recipe calls for. The salt seemed excessive, and I was concerned the potato would become inedible. 

The potato was soft in one hour, and while the texture was melt-in-your-mouth tender, the crust was not as crisp as some of the other top contenders. More importantly, even with adjustments, this potato was too salty. It was edible, but barely, leaving my mouth dry and my lips tingling from the salinity. With the brine, this recipe also requires way too much forethought for my liking. As such, I give it an overall grade of B.

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