Baked Potato
  • Servings: 4
  • 4 Idaho russet baking potatoes
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • garlic powder
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until very tender when pierced with a fork or skewer, about 45 minutes to an hour.
  4. When the potatoes have cooked, cut them down the middle and squeeze the ends slightly. Serve with desired toppings.
A great oven baked potato that tastes like it came from a restaurant kitchen.