Baked Potato


  • 4-8 russet potatoes (with skins on)
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoon(s) of sea salt or kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Rinse and scrub the potatoes, then dry them with a towel
  3. Put oil and salt in a bowl along with the potatoes
  4. Place potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet and pierce each potato with a knife or fork to allow steam to vent
  5. Put them in the oven and cook for 1 hour testing to ensure they are tender
  6. Remove from oven and serve with your favourite toppings

Optional toppings

  • margarine or butter
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • cracked black pepper
  • fresh chives, minced
  • bacon pieces