The Ultimate Baked Potato

by Dawn T in Rouxbe Recipes

These are the best baked potatoes you will every have — end of story!

  • Serves: 4
  • Active Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins

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Step 1: Prepping & Baking the Potato

Prepping & Baking the Potato

To start, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Note: For even crispier skin, the potatoes can be cooked in a 450°F oven. Just keep an eye on them, as the cooking time may be a bit less.

Next, poke the potatoes all over with a fork and rub with oil; season generously with salt and pepper. Note: Feel free to experiment with other spices, if desired.

To bake the potatoes, place them directly on the oven rack and bake for 60 to 75 minutes, or until a knife goes in very easily. When ready, the inside should be soft, yet the skin should nice and crisp.

  • 4 russet potatoes (approx 2½ lb), scrubbed clean
  • olive oil, for rubbing
  • coarse sea salt (such as Fleur de sel or Maldon)
  • freshly ground black pepper

Step 2: Garnishing & Serving the Baked Potato

Garnishing & Serving the Baked Potato

To garnish the potato, carefully cut open each potato; season with salt and pepper and top with your favorite toppings.

The cashew cream goes particularly well with these potatoes. Note: For a thicker "sour cream" texture, do not add as much liquid to the Cashew Sour Cream recipe.

Serve immediately. These potatoes are so satisfying that they can be served as a main meal with a nice salad.

  • sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • non-diary butter, to taste
  • Cashew Sour Cream, to taste
  • freshly minced chives or green onions, to taste

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