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So I have a confession. I LOVE potatoes! I love french fries, mashed potatoes, potato chips, twice baked potatoes…you name it! Anything involving the word potato I like. Okay I lied. Potato salads not my favorite.. but then again I haven’t tried one in years. You know when you have one bad experience and then your scarred for life. Yup that happened to me!

There’s nothing I love more than a classic baked potato! And today I’m going to share with you how to make the perfect baked potato! Okay if it was “perfect” it would be loaded with bacon and cheese as well. ;) YUM!

Ingredients:

6 Baked Potatoes

2 Tb Olive Oil

1 Tb coarse kosher salt

Directions:

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First you’ll want to give your potatoes a good scrub! Once they are dry lay them on a pan covered in foil ( yes I ran out of foil…). But I promise the foil will save you a lot of time in the end and give you an easy clean up.

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Brush olive oil over the entire potato and then sprinkle with salt. Also don’t forget to stab the potato a few times with a fork/knife. Bake at 400 for one hour.

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The Perfect Baked Potato

Ingredients

  • 6 Baked Potatoes
  • 2 Tb Olive Oil
  • 1 Tb coarse kosher salt

Instructions

  1. First you’ll want to give your potatoes a good scrub! Once they are dry lay them on a pan covered in foil ( yes I ran out of foil…). But I promise the foil will save you a lot of time in the end and give you an easy clean up.
  2. Brush olive oil over the entire potato and then sprinkle with salt. Also don’t forget to stab the potato a few times with a fork/knife. Bake at 400 for one hour.
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Then add your favorite toppings. BUTTER, sour cream, salt/pepper, cheese, bacon, chives.. whatever you feel like. Some nights we do potato bars and add veggies and meat too. YUM!

I’m telling you the brushed olive oil and coarse salt really does create the perfect baked potato!

I could eat potatoes ALL day long. Oh but I really shouldn’t…

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25 Responses to “The Perfect Baked Potato”

  1. Mars

    That’s how I cook my baked potatoes too and I also looove every kind of potatoes (except potato salad yuck). Mmmm now I’m craving some!

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  2. Amanda

    I have brushed with the olive oil before but I need to try the salt. That potato looks so good. My husband is from Idaho so we love potatoes in this house. Thanks for the post.

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  3. Laurie@TheBakingBookworm

    You are one of my peeps! I too adore potatoes. Fried, mashed, baked, scalloped, perogied (sp?)… and yes potato salad. – btw I have a couple great recipes if you’d like to ease back into potato salad :). I come by my spud love genetically – my mom is deemed Queen of Spud around here. ;)

    Your baked spuds look awesome … and are now, at 7am, making me crave the mighty spud. :)

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  4. sue

    When I was a child, we had potatoes with every meal, since my dad worked hard, outside. I hated boiled potatoes and even today, they aren’t my favorite. I’m with you on baked, however. Girl, you have to try potato salad again. When I was married, my ex did not like boiled eggs. So, I had to give up my mom’s awesome, egg loaded potato salad. I now make a German type, where the spuds are marinated in oil, vinegar, garlic and onions. When my children lived at home, I had to hide the container if I had hopes of bringing it somewhere for a picnic or saving it for dinner. Funny thing, I made some for an end of school celebration and it was hardly touched. Think the people I work with (lovely fold, by the way) were totally confused by what looked like a very dull, bland potato salad. Well, BIG on flavor, for sure, pass the garlic, as my children would say.

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  5. Holly

    Oh girl…we could be BFF! I too LOVE potatoes any form any way. LOL..Thanks for sharing!

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  6. moominmom3

    we love spuds, too! but, i confess, i rarely think an hour in advance to allow time for cooking….we’ve always cleaned them, poked them, kept them wet (with water) and rubbed w/salt…then pop them in the microwave for 10 min. for big fatties (i’m referring to the potatoes) you might need a minute or two more. cooks ‘em up crispy on the outside and tender on the inside! :)

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  7. Three on Grove

    Oh yum! My husband is gone and I am just baking some french fries for myself. : ) I cook my bakers like you too, but use shortening instead of olive oil. mmmm!

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  8. Cindy Ammons

    My family loves them like this but they really like it when I add a little garlic powder as well. The course salt and the garlic powder together is a great combo. Plus…it makes the house smell great while cooking.

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      • Gelareh

        pottaoes, easy dig a trench row 2in. deep ad pottao seed ,water cover lightly with soil. add fertilizer on side of row. some 12-12-12 or organic equivalent cover with straw. don`t dig pottaoes just rake back straw. Potatoes should be 1-2in. size. Veggies to start July/ august beets, radishes,turnips, kohlrabi, cabbage, swish chard, cauliflower,garlic these will work in most cases. It all depends on location. but this should work for central states.

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  9. April

    I love potatoes too and I am just like you, no way on potato salad. Everyone thinks I am a little different but I love potato bar as a meal. Potato with taco meat, potato with pulled pork, potato just any way. With the taco meat you can mix sour cream with salsa and pulled pork I mix sour cream with BBQ sauce. Mix a little cheese and green onions YUMMY! Thanks for sharing this post!!

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