Restaurant Style Baked Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

I have always wanted light and fluffy baked potatoes like I would get in nice steakhouses, but NEVER could do it at home! I found this recipe and holy cow.. IT WORKED!! :D Who'd a thunk? Key is to start with a mealy fleshed potato - Idaho is best I find. And the salt draws the moisture out of the potato while baking, making it light and fluffy!! It really works! Ingredient amounts are just there because they have to be, but use however many potatoes you need.


  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Wash the potatoes well and while still damp, rub it with plenty of salt.
  3. Pierce the potatoes with a fork all over.
  4. Bake at 400º for 40- 60 minute or until tender. When a knife inserted into the center of the potato comes out with no resistance, they are done.
  5. The result is a crispy exterior with a fluffy interior.


Most Helpful

This was wonderful and very fluffy. I only wish my photo could show that better. Loved the salt coating. I too used kosher salt. Thanks for sharing. Made for the "Let's Party" 2010 Event

Diana #2 December 05, 2010

Great recipe- I served these with sour cream --as a side with Meatloaf. I never knew how to make these-thanks SKinnyminnie

petlover December 04, 2008

Potatoes are a winner at my house no matter how they are made, but this method results in a great potato peeling on the outside with a nice fluffy inside, that really appealed to us all! I don't know which I liked better, the inside or the outside, and you can bet I ate both :)

FoodieFanatic November 13, 2008

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