Skip to Content

Alton Brown Baked Potato Recipe

Could anyone imagine something as simple as a baked potato could taste like a restaurant-style dish? Altom Brown proved it could with the baked potato that requires ingredients you have on hand and takes no time to make. 

Potatoes contain a wide range of vital vitamins and minerals. Besides, they’re also low in calories and an excellent carbohydrate source, so they’ll keep you full and satisfied. 

If you’re looking for a delicious yet healthy meal to serve, make sure this Alton Brown Baked Potato recipe is on your menu. The texture will be irresistible. We promise that.

How to Make Alton Brown Baked Potato

Although Alton Brown is famous for his cooking shows, he also loves baking potatoes. So this is a go-to recipe that is nothing like baked potatoes you’ve made before. Alton knows his unique cooking style and uses unconventional ingredients and techniques.

This recipe is simple, classic, and perfect for any occasion. Crisp, skin-on potatoes are a must for every meal since they are versatile and go well on the side of everything from Chicken Chesapeake and steaks to fish, casseroles, and salads. 

The Alton Brown Baked Potato recipe is the best way to keep your health intact. And here’s what you’ll need for it.

Ingredients:

(4 servings) 

  • 4 medium-sized Russet potato
  • 2 tbsp butter 
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Scallions or green onion
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions

These baked potatoes taste so well that you might wonder if some unique ingredients exist. But there is just a lot of fun to make since Alton Brown has a way with food that makes it effortless.

The key is to use good quality potatoes and keep them in a cool, dry, dark storage place before baking. Russet potatoes will do the best, but you can choose any other. 

So, let’s give it a try.

Step 1: 

Preheat and over to 350°F and position the oven rack in the middle of the oven. Then line the baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil. 

Step 2: 

Wash potato under cold running water with a stiff brush. Dry them thoroughly on a paper towel and poke 12 small holes over each potato with a fork. It helps excess moisture drain.

Step 3: 

Rub each potato with butter generously and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the potatoes on the hot baking sheet, but make sure they are on the middle rack.

Step 4: 

Bake for about an hour and 15 minutes until the potato skin gets crispy golden brown, and the insides are tender. 

Step 5: 

Take the potatoes out of the oven and cut a small slit into one end of each potato to create a dotted line on the potato tops. 

Then pierce through the potato at intervals using a pairing knife until you reach the bottom. 

Step 6: 

Serve it immediately with optional toppings, like sour cream, butter, shredded cheddar cheese, cream cheese, bacon bits, or green onions.

Ingredient Substitution

Considering the number of ingredients for this recipe, is there any room for experimenting? There are some if you want to play with textures and toppings

Here’s what you can consider. 

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Russet is known for having tough and thick skin. The Yukon gold’s skin is thinner, making this recipe even better. Besides, Yukon Gold has a mild and unsweet flavor and is more buttery and less starchy.  

Still, they are both creamy, which makes them interchangeable for baking

Olive oil

If you’ve suddenly run out of butter, you can use any other oil for rubbing potatoes before baking. Olive oil works the best. The only thing to remember is the distinct flavor of the olive oil which adds a savory element to the perfect baked potato

Use ¾ the amount of olive oil of what the recipe calls for butter. But you will see how much you need to rub the potatoes.

What to Serve with Alton Brown Baked Potato

Alton Brown Baked Potato is better than the usual choice of mashed potato, french fries, or any other fried item. It is a healthy main dish that works perfectly well on its own, But when you serve it with any side, you get ultimate comfort food. 

And here’s why. 

Chicken Divan

Twice-baked potatoes are usually mild in flavor, buttery, and alluded with salty goodness. They make a perfect partner for something with extra flavor, which in this case is chicken divan

It bursts with vibrant and creamy flavors, from tangy sauce to savory chicken. You’ll love how this tender chicken and broccoli combination tastes against a fluffy potato.

Steak and Shrimp

Some people shy away from cooking steak at home because they fear it won’t turn out right. It might not be the cheapest meal, but this steak and shrimp is something you must try for a lifetime experience.  

To cook a perfect steak and shrimp at home, you have to start with room temperature meat and cook it on a nicely heated pan for about 3 minutes on each side. 

Then cut the steak and pop the skillet in the oven for another 4 and 5 minutes. The result will surprise you, especially when paired with Alton Brown Baked Potato.

Meatloaf

No one can argue meat dishes perfectly match the crispy baked potato. Meatloaf and baked potatoes are a match made in culinary heaven. It is incredibly delicious, with an abundance of melted cheese inside or on top. 

But you can try to adjust the recipe as you like it best.

How to Reheat Alton Brown Baked Potato

Apart from being super easy to make, baked potatoes are one of those dishes that reheat well. But making them taste as if they’ve just come out of the oven is a fundamental trick.

Reheat Alton Brown Baked Potato in a Microwave

The microwave won’t yield the results you expect since it tends to try the potatoes out. But it is the quickest method if you don’t have the time. To reheat baked potatoes in the microwave, cut them in half and cover each half with a damp paper towel.

Put it in a microwave-safe dish and heat on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes.

Reheat Alton Brown Baked Potato in an Oven

To reheat baked potatoes in the oven, start by allowing potatoes to come to room temperature if you’ve stored them in the fridge. Preheat an oven to 350°F and pop the potato on the baking sheet. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until the potato is piping hot.

How to Store Alton Brown Baked Potato

If you’ve had nice and crispy baked potatoes for dinner, you can have them for lunch the next day. But to enjoy them on day one, you must store them properly

The first thing is not to leave them out on the counter. Then there is a suitable storing method. 

Store Alton Brown Baked Potato in the Fridge

Using airtight plastic bags to store baked potatoes will help you ensure they’re still good to eat after storage. Airtight containers work too. But make sure you don’t let too much air. 

You can enjoy your baked potatoes for 2-3 days if stored in the fridge. 

Store Alton Brown Baked Potato in the Freezer

If you bake potatoes and want to use them later, it’s best to go with the freezer. First, place baked potatoes on a tray and push them into the freezer. After a few hours, take them out and transfer them to the plastic bags

Alternatively, use plastic wrap for all your potatoes and ensure you don’t leave any air bubbles inside.

alton brown baked potato

Alton Brown Baked Potato Recipe

Alton Brown Baked Potato is a delicious and filling side dish that is super easy and fun to make. These bakes potatoes are far from blunt since we make them the Alton Brown style which is versatile and bursting with flavors.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 223 kcal
Equipment
  • baking sheet
Ingredients
  
  • 4 medium-sized Russet potato
  • 2 tbsp butter 
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Scallions or green onion
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
Instructions
 
  • Preheat and over to 350 and position the oven rack in the middle of the oven. Then line the baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil. 
  • Wash potato under cold running water with a stiff brush. Dry them thoroughly on a paper towel and poke 12 small holes over each potato with a fork. It helps excess moisture drain.
  • Rub each potato with butter generously and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the potatoes on the hot baking sheet, but make sure they are on the middle rack.
  • Bake for about an hour and 15 minutes until the potato skin gets crispy golden brown, and the insides are tender. 
  • Take the potatoes out of the oven and cut a small slit into one end of each potato to create a dotted line on the potato tops. 
    Then pierce through the potato at intervals using a pairing knife until you reach the bottom. 
  • Serve it immediately with optional toppings, like sour cream, butter, shredded cheddar cheese, cream cheese, bacon bits, or green onions.
Nutrition
Calories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 44.26gProtein: 5.24gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 0.31gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.11gPotassium: 1021.58mgFiber: 3.18gSugar: 1.52gVitamin C: 13.96mgCalcium: 32.19mgIron: 2.11mg

Do you like this recipe or these cooking tips?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Sharing is caring!

DMCA.com Protection Status