Italian Baked Potatoes
  • Medium sized baking potatoes - 1 per person
  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • Butter
  • Capers
  • Red pepper flakes
  1. Place the potato on a cutting board and lay the handle of a wooden spoon tightly against the bottom. This will act as a knife stop.
  2. Slice the potato from the top down, stopping when you hit the wooden spoon.
  3. Repeat all the way across the potato with slices at 1/3" intervals.
  4. It will creat a 'hinged' potato.
  5. Drizzle olive oil LIGHTLY between each slice.
  6. Sprinkle Italian seasoning LIGHTLY between each slice.
  7. Wrap in foil and bake in the oven @ 475 or on the grill over med. heat for about 45 minutes.(or till done)
  8. Just before potatoes are done, melt (per Potato) 1T unsalted butter, 1 tsp of capers and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  9. Unwrap potato, roll foil downward to make a dish - spoon caper sauce over potato and serve.
  10. Also try Curry - Greek - Old Bay - Lemon Pepper - Parsley-sage-rosemary-thyme (English) - Mexican with Jalepinos
From Barb and Ray, a couple I met while camping. She made them in the coals...