Perfect Baked Potato Recipe

The perfect baked potato recipe for crispy, golden skin and a fluffy, tender inside.

These go with many other dishes and are delicious topped with chili for a quick, casual meal.

– Russet potato – Olive oil – Kosher salt




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

Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and then coat each of your potatoes with about a tablespoon of olive oil per potato.


Coat the potatoes

Coat your potato with salt. Again, make sure to rub the salt all over each one. This usually takes about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per potato, depending on the size.


Salt the potatoes



You’ll also want to use a fork and prick each one about six to eight times to allow air to escape as they bake.


Then, arrange the potatoes on the parchment or foil-lined baking sheet that has been fitted with a wire rack. Set it on the middle rack of your oven.


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