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

These creamy, fragrant baked potatoes will perfume your entire house when served. Simple and wonderful. From Rozanne Gold, a favorite cookbook author.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°; dry washed potatoes and toss with 1-3 T olive oil.
  2. Place bay leaves on the bottom of a heavy, shallow casserole with cover; sprinkle with 1 T coarse salt; place potatoes on top and sprinkle with remaining 1 T coarse salt.
  3. Cover tightly, using aluminum foil if necessary and bake 1 hour; remove potatoes, cut in half and drizzle with remaining 1-2 T olive oil; season with salt and pepper and serve hot.


Most Helpful

The flavor of the bay leaves so nicely permeated the potatoes. I used plain old white potatoes so the end result may have been a bit different than with russets, but still very good.

iris5555 March 23, 2008

Oh, Sugarpea! These were SO excellent! I just loved the flavor of the bay leaves -- Wish I'd have thought of that! So easy to make and so special-tasting! Truly a "gourmet" recipe in my book! TY for posting -- I'll be making this so many more times!!! Stacy :)

Stacky5 June 21, 2005

I made a half recipe of this, but still used about a dozen bay leaves-mine were smallish. The potatoes soaked up the bay flavor and were very good! I'll make this again definitely-it's a nice, easy variation of the potato. Thanks~

Kaarin April 25, 2005

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