Mock Baked Potato

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Dustbunni

I tried this technique for cooking potatoes when I'd intended to make twice baked potatoes. I put the potatoes in the oven, got sidetracked, and forgot to turn the oven on. Ooops. Turned into a delicious accident. My husband loves these and calls them fried baked potatoes.

Top Review by Montana Heart Song

Excellent fast dish.Perfect after a long work day and you want a hearty meal in a short period of time. You can add cooked crumbled bacon, cheese, and sliced olives if you wish! Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 medium potatoes, skins on
  • 4 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • garlic salt (to taste)
  • Mrs. Dash seasoning mix or your own favorite seasoning, mix
  • sour cream (optional garnish)
  • chives (optional garnish)


  1. Scrub the potatoes.
  2. Score each potato lengthwise on one side, you'll be cutting them in half along this line after pre-cooking.
  3. Microwave the potatoes 4 to 6 minutes to start the cooking process.
  4. Do not fully cook them.
  5. Slice the pre-cooked potatoes in half lengthwise and make 1/2" deep cross cuts on the open face of each half.
  6. (Like tic tac toe marks).
  7. Sprinkle the potatoes generously with garlic salt and your favorite seasoning to taste.
  8. Place face down in a skillet with butter or olive oil.
  9. Cook on medium heat about 6 minutes until lightly browned.
  10. Turn and cook another 3 to 5 minutes to crisp the skin a bit.
  11. Enjoy.

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