4 Idaho russet baking potatoes
extra-virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Scrub the potatoes and pat dry. Using a sharp paring knife, poke several deep holes all over the potato.
Drizzle each potato with a light coating of olive oil and rub over the entire potato. Season each potato on all sides with some salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until very tender when pierced with a fork or skewer, about 45 minutes to an hour.
When the potatoes have cooked, cut them down the middle and squeeze the ends slightly. Serve with desired toppings.
Pairs Well With
A great oven baked potato that tastes like it came from a restaurant kitchen.