Potato Boats

My obsession for throwing a fried egg on everything continues. This Power Breakfast baked potato is totally legit, and a face-stuffer—and if that isn’t enough, I also had to make a Meat Lovers baked potato and a Pulled Pork baked potato.

Power Breakfast Baked Potato via Real Food by Dad

Are you sensing a run, here? I figured I might as well swap the popsicle out for a new fun run of something, since Summer is now behind us.

Meat Lovers via Real Food by Dad

Well, sort of. If you live in Southern California, it’s not even close to Fall weather here. Nope. We are sweating it out in the mid-90’s and firing up the oven to 425 degrees. On a day like today that isn’t ideal, but the payoff is there.

Pulled Pork Baked Potato via Real Food by Dad

These taste great and my favorite part—they take no time at all to throw together. And these are the types of things where you can customize as you like based on what you have in the refrigerator. Naomi will call it a refrigerator clean-out, I call it  being resourceful. Because you cannot even imagine how many trips are made to the grocery store with two food bloggers in one home. It’s nuts.

Potato Boats from Real Food by Dad

The only recipe I’m providing for this is how to bake the perfect potato. After that, get creative and resourceful because between that crisp potato skin is a blank canvas for you to pile on as you please.

Power Breakfast Baked Potato from Real Food by Dad

Yield: 1

How to make the perfect baked potato

Power Breakfast Baked Potato from Real Food by Dad


  • 1 large potato
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • generous amount of kosher salt and pepper


  1. Preparation: Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Wash and dry potato. Rub with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. Place prepared potato on bake sheet and bake in the middle of the oven for 50-65 minutes, or until potato is tender when pierced with a fork.

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