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How many potatoes do I need for a baked potato bar?

How many potatoes do I need for a baked potato bar?

Here are a few things to keep in mind when setting up your own baked potato bar: Plan for 1 potato for most, and 2 potatoes for more hearty eaters. Pick at least 6 toppings – having a wide variety of toppings is super important!

How do you make a large group baked potato?

You can cook more than one baking sheet of potatoes at a time, so place as many potatoes in the oven as you have room for. Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes on one side and then turn them over and bake them for 30 more minutes. The potatoes are done when you can easily stick a fork into them.

How do you keep baked potatoes warm for a party?

Once the internal temp is 185°F or more (210°F is ideal) pull the potatoes from the oven, and with one hand using a mitt, place each hot potato in foil and wrap. Ideally store in a heated bread warmer drawer.

What other food goes with a baked potato bar?

Decide on Toppings Editor’s Tip: Our favorite toppers include roasted red peppers, blanched broccoli, diced, onions, diced ham, shredded cheese, sour cream, diced avocado, fresh herbs, crumbled crispy bacon, sliced hot peppers, sliced olives, roasted chopped asparagus, and crushed tortilla chips.

How long does it take to bake 20 baked potatoes?

The temperature to bake 20 large potatoes is 400 degrees F (204° C) for about 1 hour or until the potatoes are tender. For crispy skins just rub the potatoes with olive oil and a little bit of salt before baking.

What is good on a baked potato?

What are some good baked potato bar toppings?

  1. Diced onions or green onions.
  2. Chives.
  3. Cheese.
  4. Salsa.
  5. Broccoli.
  6. Crumbled Bacon.
  7. Black Beans.
  8. Chili.

How long does it take to bake 15 large potatoes?

Place the potato directly on the oven rack in a preheated oven. Place a baking sheet (I put a piece of aluminum foil) on the lower rack (below the potatoes) to catch any drippings. 45 minutes at 375 degrees F. 60 minutes at 325 degrees F.

Can I keep baked potatoes warm in a crockpot?

If you’re doing potatoes for a crowd (for, say, a church Halloween potato bar or a chili cook-off), this is your answer–you can pile them into the crockpot and then keep them warm until ready to serve. You can also use regular olive oil, it just won’t infuse that flavor into your potatoes.)

Why do they put salt on the outside of baked potatoes?

Why is it common to salt the exterior of a baked potato? A: Chefs started doing this years ago to allow the salt to absorb or draw out the moisture of the potato while baking, which results in a dry, fluffy potato. They used to do something similar with prime rib, sometimes baking it over rock salt.

What dessert goes with a potato bar?

Dessert to Go With Baked Potato Bar A few other easy desserts that we enjoy with baked potatoes are: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake, No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies, Chocolate Delight, Peanut Butter Caramel Bars, Heath Bar Cake, or our famous Chocolate Cake from a Box Mix.

How many baked potatoes can you bake at once?

How many potatoes can you cook at one time in a regular oven? A regular (30 inch) oven will hold up to 24 – 25 average size potatoes per shelf (3 rows of 8 each) x 2 shelves for a total of 48 – 50 potatoes per oven. NOTE: If you’re cooking 16 ounce potatoes, plan on 17-19 potatoes per rack or 34-38 potatoes per oven.

Is it better to wrap baked potatoes in foil?

Prick potatoes with a fork before baking to shorten the baking time and to keep them from bursting. Bake at 400° F for about one hour, or until tender. Do not wrap potatoes in aluminum foil for baking. Foil holds in moisture and steams the potatoes, resulting in a “boiled” taste and texture.

How to set up a Baked Potato bar?

Set up the baked potato bar so that your guests can serve themselves efficiently. For a large crowd, stack plates and heaps of baked potatoes on opposite ends of a table. That way, you can have two lines of guests dressing their potatoes instead of one.

What to put on baked potatoes for a crowd?

Rub the oil all over each potatoes using your hands. Sprinkle a moderate amount of kosher or sea salt on each potato. Move the potatoes around as necessary.

How long does it take to bake a large group of potatoes?

Baking Potatoes for a Large Group. First of all, don’t bake in aluminum foil. This steams the potato, traps the moisture inside, and the inside of the potato will be soggy. The potatoes are fully baked when the internal temperature is 210°F (this will take about 1 hour at 400°F). Try to place the potatoes directly on the oven rack,…

Do you have to wrap potatoes in foil?

While many people wrap the potatoes in foil, this is not necessary and prevents the potato skins from crisping up. Instead, place the oiled potatoes directly on your oven racks to bake. To keep the potatoes warm on your potato bar, heat up a ceramic platter in the oven and place the potatoes on it just before serving.