Paddle Bit Baked Potato




Here is a simple way to hollow out a potato so you can fill it with desired ingredients and bake.

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Step 1: Gather Equipment and Ingredients


Paddle Bit ( I used a 1 1/4in, but the size of bit depends on the size of the potato)

Tin Foil





Bacon Bits

Sour Cream

This is what I use for my potato, but the ingredients can be modified to fit your taste.

Step 2: Core the Potato

Using the drill place the tip of the paddle bit into the top center of the potato.

Slowly drill out the center of the potato.

Caution when doing this. You do not want to get you hand while coring the potato.

Also, try not to go all the way through the potato. This will make a mess when baking and the ingredients will leak out.

This would also be a good time to start per-heating the oven at 350 degrees F.

Step 3: Fill the Potato

Fill the potato with the ingredients in what ever order you desire.

I like to put them in layers with butter on the top and bottom.

Step 4: Wrap in Tin Foil

Wrap the potato in tin foil.

Then take an extra sheet of tin foil to make a base. This is to hold the potato upright in the oven while baking.

Once wrapped place into the over for hour to hour and a half. Depends on the size of potato.

Step 5:

Removed from oven and unwrap and enjoy. Caution they will be hot.

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    10 Discussions


    5 years ago

    Since it sits upright for baking, what about mixing something firm/fibrous into the filling to keep the heavy stuff (bacon) from settling out of the lighter stuff(cheese, sour cream)? Bits of broccoli or cauliflower florets, perhaps? Fantastic idea by the way!

    2 replies

    5 years ago

    Finally, a reason to move my workshop into the dining room area. I am imaging the possibilities now.

    1 reply

    Easier to bring a small fridge, a burner/torch, and a electric kettle to the workshop. Then you don't have to leave.


    5 years ago

    You had me at paddle bit. I'll have to give this a shot. Good idea!


    5 years ago

    O WOW!! You are definitely a man's man. Love this idea because I tried it with spoons and it turned out as a mess. Lol...Awesome