Posted by tman104 on Apr 19, 2010
I’ve always loved baked potatoes. So I set out not long ago to make the best baked potato. If you want something really simple and absolutely delicious, then you've come to the right place. I’m going to share with you the best baked potato recipe that you and your family will enjoy for a long time. The most important part of this recipe is that you don't use any foil paper. Technically, wrapping your potato in foil is a form of steaming, not baking. And the flavor is altogether different. So, if you have been wrapping your potatoes in foil paper all these years, stop! Save your foil paper and make the best baked potato ever!
1 - 4 large Russet potatoes. Make sure the skin has a nice even brown tone and try to avoid a greenish tint to the potato. Also, try to find potatoes that are not bruised or have discolored spots, or sprouts.
1- Pre heat oven to 350
2- Wash the potatoes in cold water and scrub with a stiff brush
3- Poke about 8 – 10 holes to let the moisture out while cooking
4- Lightly cover each potato with olive oil
5- Sprinkle sea salt on potato
After 1 hour the skin should be slightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. To serve them, make a slight cut down the middle and squeeze from the ends and the potato should just pop open. Be careful because they will be hot and steam will come forth. The skin is the healthiest part of the potato and these will taste really yummy! Enjoy!