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The Perfect Baked Potato

by Laura

I love a good baked potato. Now, I especially love it when I can eat the skin! I have been to restaurants before and loved how they have the skin nice and crisp and salty. I recently tried to make them that way at home and this is now how I like to make baked potatoes. They are the best! They really are the perfect baked potato.

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The Perfect Baked Potato


  • large russet baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • pepper, if desired


  1. Preheat oven for 425 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Wash potatoes well and dry completely with a towel. (I like to use my flour sack towel for this)
  4. Place potatoes on the foil lined baking sheet.
  5. Pick each a few times with a fork.
  6. Drizzle a little olive oil over each potato. Rub the oil over each potato and sprinkle each side with salt. Sprinkle with pepper also if desired.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees for 45-60 minutes until soft.
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Recipe adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up.

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Johannah November 14, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Ok, this is how I do mine –
I wash and roll them in kosher salt (same russet type potatoes) — then I place them in a dutch oven, pierce and cook for approx. 45 minutes either on the stovetop or in the oven at about 350-375 degrees.
The only drawback is that the salt/bottom of the potatoes sometimes get black from the stovetop method. My kids however request them done this way.

Kari @ daileysbread.com November 7, 2013 - 5:57 pm

I use non-stick spray with olive oil because it makes less mess and place the potatoes directly on the oven rack. Baked Potatoes are one of my staples and this recipe makes the best !

Sunny Drohan November 7, 2013 - 5:47 pm

From another site I have made fantastic baked potatoes with crispy skin and soft interior.
Scrub russet potatoes, no need to to prick, rub with Olive oil and I add kosher salt. Put in 350° oven and bake for (3) three hours. Only way I do it.
I think it was from veggie venture.com

Amy November 7, 2013 - 1:19 pm

I will have to try this next time – I just barely put my baked potatoes for dinner tonight in the crock pot.

bimbim0302 November 7, 2013 - 10:04 am

It really is a dish that I need. I really difficult disease targets being tortured for weeks without anything to eat or drink for just the mouth. Moderate or have found this menu. I can not ignore it. It’s great


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