This is what potatoes were made for. Select uniform potatoes of any size or texture. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 30-60 minutes depending on size of tuber. For a dry, mealy potato, select a high solids variety. Low solids or moist varieties will give you a delicious baked potato with a moister flesh. For a softer skin, oil or butter potatoes before baking.