The Best Baked Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 2mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 1 hr

This method of baking potatoes is truly the best. Found this method in an issue of Cuisine at Home magazine.


  1. Scrub potatoes well as skins are delicious. Dry well and stab to vent.
  2. Coat clean dry potatoes with olive oil and salt. (I do this in a plastic bag).
  3. Place potatoes directly on oven rack and bake at 450F for 1 hour or until done.


Most Helpful

I love this method (crispy skin). The only difference is I insert a skewer through the potato(s) to ensure quick easy cooking.

Janny S. August 19, 2013

Made these for our dinner to go along with beef tenderloin and a green salad...a wonderful and tasty side! This was sooo simple. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Tag game.

mama smurf August 28, 2011

These were great! I meant to put potatoes in the crockpot this morning before running errands, and forgot, so I searched for a replacement recipe and found this one. Great potatoes! My oven took about 1 hour and 15 minutes, and I put a cookie sheet under them to catch the oil. The skins were nice and crispy. Thanks for sharing!

megs_ June 04, 2010

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