How to make perfect baked potatoes!
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Perfect Baked Potatoes

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Cooking perfect baked potatoes as simple as a slathering of olive oil, a generous sprinkle of sea salt, and a hot oven.

Cooking perfect baked potatoes as simple as a slathering of olive oil, a generous sprinkle of sea salt, and a hot oven.

Seriously.

No need to coat the potatoes with a bunch of butter (although…yum!) or wrap each separately in foil.

Who needs the extra fuss?

Just slather in olive oil, give a sprinkle of sea salt and then bake on a cookie sheet until they’re done.

Honestly, the hardest part of cooking perfect baked potatoes in the oven is waiting the fifty minutes for them to be done.

And you know they’re done when the outsides are crispy, but the insides give with a gentle squeeze.

Mmmm…

Cooking perfect baked potatoes as simple as a slathering of olive oil, a generous sprinkle of sea salt, and a hot oven.

Let’s not forget about toppings!

My favorite baked potato topping is the traditional (but not boring!) salt and pepper, butter, and sour cream. In that order.

On occasion I’ll top with salt, pepper, nacho cheese and steamed broccoli. Yes, jarred nacho cheese! So. Good.

My husband likes his baked potato loaded—all of the above, plus cheese, bacon and green onions if I have them.

My daughter is a traditionalist, like me.

And, my son gags at the mere thought a bite of potato. Any potato. Except French fries.

More for us, I say!

How to make perfect baked potatoes!

Perfect Baked Potatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

How to make a classic and perfect baked potato.

Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Poke each potato a few times with a knife. Coat the outsides of the potato with olive oil, sprinkle them with sea salt, and then set them on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake the potatoes for 50 minutes, turning the potatoes over once half-way through.
  4. Serve the potatoes hot with your favorite toppings!

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Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for another tattoo and time to finish my novel.

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