Last Updated on May 2, 2022 by Share My Kitchen
To go with my Roast Beef Sandwich, I made the baked potatoes in an oven. My Convection Oven is what I mean when I refer to “oven.” This feature is not something I use often, but I plan to do more so.
Keep checking for more Convection Oven Recipes.
Potatoes are my comfort food. And my favorite potato recipes include mashed potatoes and baked potatoes.
What is Convection Oven Cooking, you ask?
Most people don’t know they have a Convection oven. Look at the oven and check if you see Bake next to it.
It’s likely you haven’t noticed it because you are so used to setting the oven and controlling the temperature. However, this is the perfect recipe for users who have never tried their convection oven before.
On the chance that your oven does not have a convection oven switch, you can purchase it separately. You can get one for as low as $60 or as high as $280.
Let’s talk about what a convection oven is and why you might just want to use it. Here are some reasons I use my convection oven:
- It is closely similar to an Air Fryer. Yes, that is correct. Once the air in the oven heats up, the fan at the back circulates it evenly. This ensures that food cooks evenly.
- The convection oven can reduce the amount of cooking time. Because the convection oven blows air, it reduces the time to cook by approximately 25%.
- Because it makes a dry environment, convection ovens are more effective at browning foods. You should try chicken wings cooked in a convection oven. The wings are crisp and golden brown.
How Does It Take to Get The Perfect Convection Oven Baked Potato?
It takes 45 minutes to cook a baked potato in a convection oven. On the contrary, it can take approximately 60 to 70 minutes to cook a baked potato in a regular oven. This means that you will need to wait 15 minutes longer for the perfect baked potato.
How to cook the perfect baked potato in a convection oven
Preheat the convection oven to 425°F
For baked potatoes, I prefer Jumbo Russet Potatoes. Each potato that you plan to cook should be washed. You must remember that potatoes grow in dirt, so you should wash them off.
For each potato you are cooking, melt 1 tbsp of butter in the microwave for 10 seconds. I decided to make 3 potatoes, so I used 3 tablespoons of butter and microwaved them for 30 seconds.
Mix in about 1 tbsp coarse kosher sea salt to the butter. You always use table salt, it’s just as good. Place the Russet Potato on a skewer by piercing through the middle.
You may use a Corn on the Cob holder or a fork to poke holes in the potato. But, Corn on the cob holders are sharp and pointy, and they fit in the potato well.
Coat the entire Russet Potato’s skin with butter and salt. Place the potato on a shallow pan such as a brownie pan. Because we’re using the skewers, this allows the potato to be lifted from the pan.
Two things are being done by the skewers: one, they keep the potatoes from sticking to the pan and allow the skin to get crispy; two, the potatoes are heated from the inside due to the skewers also holding the heat.
Convection Oven Baked Potato Toppings Ideas
- Sour Cream
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Broccoli and Cheese
- Caramelized Onions
You can combine two ingredients in one recipe. Baked potatoes can be topped almost with anything! Get creative and give these a shot. Let me know your thoughts.
Perfect Convection Oven Baked Potato Recipe
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Side Dish
Servings 3 people
- 3 Russet Potatoes Jumbo Size
- 3 tbsp Butter Melted
- 1 tbsp kosher Salt or table salt
- Preheat the convection oven to 45°
- Use a brush to wash the Russet Potatoes.
- For about 30 seconds, melt 3 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. To melt the butter completely, use a brush or a whisk to stir it around.
- Mix in the butter with kosher Salt, or table salt, together.
- As best as you can, skewer the Russet Potatoes down the middle. Do this step carefully, mind not to poke your hands.
- Poke more holes in the Russet Potatoes by using corn on the cob holders and a fork at the top and bottom.
- Use the mixture of melted butter and kosher salt l to brush the skewered Russet Potato.
- To prevent the butter from dripping in the oven, place the skewer with Russet Potatoes onto a nonstick rectangle brownie pan.
- Cook for 45 minutes
- Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Cut open and enjoy your favorite toppings!