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~^Angel's^~ Perfectly Baked Potatoes!

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Why I Love This Recipe

Learned how to make these "perfectly" while I worked back-of-the-house at the Cracker Barrel- my first job with some of the best people!

** You can also use a Toaster Oven, which I usually just place aluminum foil over the wire rack, instead of cooking on a pizza pan.

*** I use metal grilling tongs to flip each potato and use the "squishing method" to see if I need to cook the potatoes longer. Basically, if the potato is still firm they should stay in the oven longer. Or, if you cut a slit into the potatoes, the knife should cut through like butter!

Ingredients You'll Need

Potatoes for baking (Russet or Idaho will do), scrubbed clean, with any eyes "dipped" out
Olive Oil of choice
seasoned salt
black pepper
garlic salt (or a substitution of salt and garlic powder)


1) Preheat **oven to 350°F.

2) Using a fork, poke holes into each potato from end to end, as deep as you can push the prongs in.

3) Pour a small amount of oil into the palm of your hands, and rub it well onto each prepared potato.

4) Lay onto a clean plate, and sprinkle each side of the potato equally with seasonings. Be careful not to over salt the skin.

5) Place on pizza pan to cook in conventional oven. Then, bake 30 minutes on one side. Flip, and bake for another 30 minutes. ***Bake time will depend on the size of the potato so additional baking may be needed.

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