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So the directions say to cook at 400* F. I need to cook them at 350*F, how long should they be cooked for?

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Until they are done. Seriously, cook them for however long it says to cook them for at 400, and stick a fork in them every five minutes until they are soft. –  James McLeod Jan 10 at 4:33
    
Just to be clear, are you speaking of whole, baked potatoes of average size? If so (or not), it would be a good idea to edit your question with that information. –  Jolenealaska Jan 10 at 5:48

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Whatever your book told you about cooking time, forget it. It will only work if you use the exact same size and shape potatoes as the book author, in an oven which has the exactly same deviation from the temp on the dial as the author's (I have to yet see an oven which doesn't deviate).

If you have a baking thermometer, set the alarm to 96 celsius, stick it into a potato and bake until it peeps. If you don't, you will have to check for doneness as James McLeod suggested. Luckily, you won't have much trouble if you overbake them, they will still be good. They will start breaking down if you hold them way too long, maybe half an hour after they got ready. But this means that you have a half an hour window of error.

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Cooking time is going to vary by size. At 350*F, just put it in a little longer (maybe 10 minutes) than you would at 400*F. Check if it's finished by poking it with a fork.

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