Oven-rack Baked Potatoes

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by William Uncle Bill

These sliced potatoes are so very simple to make and extremely tasty. This recipe originated with my Russian grandmother over 100 years ago, however, they baked them in an outside oven as they did not have the modern facilities of today.

Top Review by Marsha3

These were delicious. And not only were they delicious, they were easy to make. My daughters loved them... that says alot! Thanks Uncle Bill

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F degrees.
  2. If you are using young potatoes or potatoes with a clean skin, DO NOT PEEL, just scrub well; otherwise peel potatoes.
  3. Slice potatoes lengthwise to about 1/2 inch thick slices.
  4. Place in a large bowl; cover with cold water and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  5. Drain and pat slices dry with paper towelling.
  7. Place directly on middle rack in oven and bake for 20 minutes in preheated 450 F oven.
  8. Turn potatoes over and continue to bake for an additional 15 minutes or until cooked.
  9. Remove potatoes into a large bowl.
  10. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over potatoes; gently turn slices to coat.
  11. Serve with additional melted butter or margarine, a dollop of yogurt or sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped green onions or chives.
  12. If desired, you may wish to sprinkle sliced potatoes before baking with garlic powder or your choice of a spice.
  13. The slices will puff up and turn a nice medium-dark brown when baked.

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