Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Mark Bittman, The Best Recipes in the World. Aromatic and delicate.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Make a deep slit lengthwise in each potato, almost to the point of cutting it in half.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper inside the potatos and tuck in the bay leaves, 2 per potato.
  4. Put the potatoes in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil, smearing some on the insides as well as making sure the outsides are well coated.
  5. Push the potato halves back together; sprinkle their outsides with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for about 1 hour; the potatoes are done when you can easily poke a thin-bladed knife right through them; serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Made for Herb & Spice of the Month February -- Bay leaf. We totally enjoyed every bite...even if I cooked them a little longer than I should have. (Unexpected company) I did sprinkle a little fresh minced garlic inside the potatoe also, Served with Recipe#357368#357368 and snow peas, broccoli, and onions. Very good meal. Thank you!

mama smurf February 25, 2010

All I can say is WOW! Who would think that a bay lea could add such flavor. Since it was hot here I cooked them on my grill in my cast iron pan. I used garlic infused oive oil for a little more flavor and bc I like garlic. Made for Zaar's Chef Alphabet Soup Game. YUMMY!

Luvs 2 Cook July 21, 2008

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