Have you ever wondered why restaurant baked potatoes taste so much better than the ones you make at home? I know why…..they aren’t baked in the microwave! Yes, I admit it, I am guilty of tossing potatoes into the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes because I am impatient. If you have the time, these restaurant-style Crispy Baked Potatoes are so worth it…..
They are crispy on the outside, with a nice sea salt and pepper shell, and tender on the inside…like butter! Oh, and speaking of butter, when you bake your own potatoes at home you get to add as many toppings as you would like without all of the additional charges. 😉
These restaurant-style Crispy Baked Potatoes may take some time to bake, but they couldn’t be simpler to prepare!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slide a metal skewer through the center of each potato. Rub each potato with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper…..
Poke holes in each potato with a corn-cob holder, onion holder, or fork…..basically anything that will make holes!
Place potato(es) on the center rack of oven. Place a baking sheet on the rack below to catch any drips…..
Bake potato(es) for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until potato is cooked through…..
Remove skewer from potato and serve with your favorite toppings.
- Extra large potatoes will require a longer cooking time.
- You can make as many baked potatoes as you like, or that will fit in your oven.
- The metal skewer is placed in the center of the potato to help it cook more evenly.
I can’t believe I forgot the chives!!!
I served my Crispy Baked Potatoes with these delicious Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Ribs that were/are in desperate need of new images…..
They would also be perfect served along side a delicious Santa Maria Style Tri-Tip…..
I have a slight obsession with potatoes; baked, fried, roasted, or mixed into a salad all taste good to me. 🙂
Crispy Baked Potatoes
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||1 hour, 30 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour, 35 minutes|
|Meal type||Side Dish|
- 1 Large Russet Potato (per person)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil (per potato)
- course sea salt and ground black pepper
|Preheat oven to 400 degrees.|
|Slide a skewer through the center of each potato.|
|Rub each potato with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.|
|Poke holes in each potato with a corn-cob holder, onion holder, or fork.|
|Place potato(es) on the center rack of oven. Place a baking sheet on the rack below to catch any drips.|
|Bake potato(es) for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until potato is cooked through.|
|Remove skewer from potato and serve with your favorite toppings.|
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