Awesome Simple Baked Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

These potatoes are so simple yet the flavor and texture is incredible. I have had friends say they will not bake a potato any other way after trying these!


  1. Scrub potatoes thoroughly.
  2. Do not dry them.
  3. Cut ends of potatoes so they will stand up straight on oven rack.
  4. Salt potatoes all over.
  5. Stand up on end in 400 degree oven (not necessary to preheat).
  6. Bake potatoes approximately 1 hour, or until tender.
Most Helpful

Awesome says it all! How can something this simple turn out such great baked potatoes?The potatoes were fluffy inside and altough there was salt on the skin it did not make the potatoe taste salty. I served these with a boiled ham, sweetpotatoes with apples and asparagus - oven roasted. All agreed that the potatoes are 5 star all the way Thanks wildhorse I'll be doing my baked potatyoes like this from now on 8 Oct added comments I just love the way these potatoes turn out. I just had to say thanks again for this simple but excellent way of roasting poyatoes

Bergy October 08, 2003

Yum! These potatoes were so good. They came out with a crispy skin & fluffy on the inside. This is the way I'll be making baked potatoes from now on. Thanks.

karenway June 26, 2003

Awesome! I have made these 2x's now and really like them. I make several extras just for the purpose of leftovers. TY for an easy and delicious recipe!!!

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