Perfect Baked Potato Recipe

The perfect baked potato recipe for a crispy, golden skin and a fluffy, tender inside. Learn how to make the best baked potatoes every time!

Perfect Baked Potato Recipe - The perfect baked potato recipe for a crispy, golden skin and a fluffy, tender inside. Learn how to make the best baked potatoes every time! // addapinch.com

 There is nothing like a big, fluffy, perfect baked potato and for years I thought they were only possible at my favorite steak restaurant. You know the ones with perfectly crisp skins and the fluffiest of insides? Yep, that’s the one.

Finally, after years of trying to get mine to turn out just as good as theirs, I nailed it! I’ve not looked back since! Thankfully, they really couldn’t be easier to make. 

Perfect Baked Potato Recipe - The perfect baked potato recipe for a crispy, golden skin and a fluffy, tender inside. Learn how to make the best baked potatoes every time! // addapinch.com

There are just a few essential items that you’ll need: good baking potatoes (I recommend russets), good olive oil, salt, foil, a fork, and an oven.

I like to gather all of my items together while my oven is preheating so that as soon as the oven is ready, so are my potatoes for baking!

Perfect Baked Potato Recipe - The perfect baked potato recipe for a crispy, golden skin and a fluffy, tender inside. Learn how to make the best baked potatoes every time! // addapinch.com

With a stiff brush, scrub your potatoes until they are very clean. Then, make sure that they are dry.

Perfect Baked Potato Recipe - The perfect baked potato recipe for a crispy, golden skin and a fluffy, tender inside. Learn how to make the best baked potatoes every time! // addapinch.com

Next, line a baking sheet with foil and then coat each of your potatoes with about a tablespoon of olive oil per potato. You’ll rub this all over the potato to make sure that it is really well coated.

Perfect Baked Potato Recipe - The perfect baked potato recipe for a crispy, golden skin and a fluffy, tender inside. Learn how to make the best baked potatoes every time! // addapinch.com

Next, coat your potato in salt. Again, make sure to rub the salt all over the potato. This normally takes about 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon per potato, depending on the size of the potato.

Perfect Baked Potato Recipe - The perfect baked potato recipe for a crispy, golden skin and a fluffy, tender inside. Learn how to make the best baked potatoes every time! // addapinch.com

You’ll also want to use a fork and prick your potatoes about six to eight times to allow air to escape as the potatoes bake. Then, arrange the potatoes directly onto the middle rack of your oven, leaving a bit of a space between the potatoes to allow air to circulate. Once all of the potatoes are arranged for baking, place your foil lined pan underneath them on the rack below them in the oven to catch any drippings that might occur. Bake the potatoes until the skin is crisp and then insides easily give when slightly pressed.

Perfect Baked Potato Recipe - The perfect baked potato recipe for a crispy, golden skin and a fluffy, tender inside. Learn how to make the best baked potatoes every time! // addapinch.com

 Here’s my Perfect Baked Potato recipe. I think you will love them!

Perfect Baked Potato Recipe
 
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Perfect Baked Potato Recipe - The perfect baked potato recipe for a crispy, golden skin and a fluffy, tender inside. Learn how to make the best baked potatoes every time! // addapinch.com
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Russet potato, scrubbed clean and dried
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Arrange baking rack in the middle of the oven. Line a sheet pan with foil and place on the bottom rack of the oven to catch any drippings.
  2. Prick potatoes using the tines of a fork about 6 to 8 times.
  3. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil, about 1 tablespoon per potato, and sprinkle with salt. Rub the potato to coat the entire potato with the olive oil and salt. Carefully arrange potatoes directly onto middle oven rack and bake until the exterior is crisp and golden brown and then interior gives easily when carefully squeezed using an oven mitt, about 1 hour.
  4. Remove potatoes from the oven, split open with a knife and gently fluff the interior of the potato with a fork. Top with your favorite toppings.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Perfect Baked Potato Recipe - The perfect baked potato recipe for a crispy, golden skin and a fluffy, tender inside. Learn how to make the best baked potatoes every time! // addapinch.com

 

6 comments on “Perfect Baked Potato Recipe”

  1. Hi, yum! We love baked potatoes. I have been doing some research on olive oil and noticed your bottle said georgia olive farms. Are you convinced there is only olive oil in the bottle? I’m buying cosco organic which rates near the top for pure olive oil. But if I can support a georgia olive farm I will. Who new they great olives in georgia? Thanks

    • I agree! If someone is not buying from an legitimate organic company, then that olive oil has been diluted, with junk that is not made for the human body.

      One way to test an organic olive oil is to put the “container” in the refrigerator either overnight, or for quite a few hours. When you take it out, is it solid, or still liquid? If it’s liquid, it’s not olive oil, but something that looks like olive oil, and probably has a tiny bit of real olive oil in it, to give it just a taste of olives. A lot of companies do this, to save THEM money, to dilute their product, while taking big bucks off of YOU!
      If it’s solid, then you have GREAT olive oil, that is REAL! Leave it out of the refrigerator, and it will easily turn back into the olive oil liquid you need.
      Always eat and drink ORGANIC, and your health will be perfect!
      I’ve got some wonderful organic potatoes to try this recipie on! Yum!

    • Hi June,
      I’m sorry I missed your question earlier. Olive oil is the primary oil that I use in my cooking. Over the years, I’ve tried so many different ones, but once I tried the Georgia Olive Farms, it has been the only one I’ve used since. I even pack it along to take on vacation if there is a kitchen where we’ll be staying. Ha!

      I’ll let you read about them yourself, but I feel very confident in this brand. They have no clue who I am other than that lady from Carrollton that is calling again to order more! 🙂

  2. I have never succeeded in preparing a good baked potato! Thanks to your recipe, I made the most delicious baked potato ever!

  3. I could not find the chewy cookie recipe! I love your menus and recipes!!!
    Marianne

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