How to Bake a Potato

Follow this step-by-step to get delicious baked potatoes that rival any steakhouse's side order.
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  • Step 3: Pierce & Salt Potatoes
    Pierce, Oil & Salt the Potatoes
    One by one, pierce each potato deeply all the way around with a fork's tines, about five or six times. This will allow the steam to escape while they are cooking.

    Next, lightly coat the potatoes in olive oil. Place a small amount of olive oil (about the size of a dime) on your hand. Roll one of the potatoes around in your palm to coat it evenly.

    Repeat with the remaining potatoes. Then, sprinkle the potatoes with sea salt.