Perfect Baked Potato

By June 6, 2016
  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 1h 15m
  • Total Time: 1h 20m
  • Serves: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 Maris Piper potatoes (about 2½ lb.), scrubbed
  • Olive oil (for rubbing)
  • Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Unsalted butter, finely grated Parmesan (or your favorite cheese), and/or chopped fresh chives (for serving)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prick potatoes all over with a fork and rub with oil; season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Place potatoes directly on an oven rack and roast until very soft when squeezed and skin is crisp, 60–75 minutes.
  3. Cut open each potato; season with salt and pepper and top with butter, Parmesan, and/or chives.