Perfect Baked Potato: Tips

Perfect Baked Potato: Tips

It is difficult to find a perfect baked potato. The exterior is crisp and brown, with a sea salt crust. Once the skin is pierced, your fork will reveal a soft and fluffy interior. Although it might be challenging to resist the temptation to immediately eat the entire thing out of the oven, if you take the time and top it off with butter or (cashew sour cream), you’ll be able to convince yourself that it was worth it.

How To Bake A Potato?

Russet potatoes are our favorite choice. Their skin puffs up in the oven and turns crisp. This baked potato in oven recipe requires only olive oil and salt. These are the steps to follow once you have all your ingredients.

  • Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Prepare the potatoes while the oven heats up. Wash the potatoes and dry them with a kitchen towel. To create small holes in the potatoes’ surfaces, use a fork to poke them a few more times.
  • Season the potatoes. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Rub olive oil all over them. To bake, sprinkle them with sea salt or kosher salt.
  • Bake the potatoes for 45-60 minutes until they are crispy and puffy. To remove the baking sheet from the oven, use oven mitts.
  • Finally, get in there! Let the potatoes cool down for a while before cutting them open and fluffing their insides.

Baked Potato Recipe Tips

Don’t use foil! Crispy skin is the key to a great baked potato. The potato skins will shrink and become soft in the oven if you wrap them in foil. The best results are achieved if the potatoes are left unwrapped

Salt is essential. Do you like potato skins? This baked potato recipe will make you happy. Salting the potatoes makes them extra crispy and delicious. You don’t have to season the potato flesh by adding salt to each bite.

Be aware that cooking times can vary. The recipe below suggests that you bake your potatoes for between 45 and 60 minutes. The size of potatoes will affect the cooking time. When they are fork-tender and the skin is crispy, you can take them out of the oven. Larger potatoes will bake for longer than small potatoes.

Oven Baked Potato Serving Suggestions

This oven-baked potato recipe can be served with butter, salt, and pepper. But, a few carefully chosen toppings can elevate it to the next level.

This baked potato recipe can be enjoyed as a main dish or paired with your favorite protein. This recipe is also delicious with a hearty salad such as my Caesar salad, broccoli salad, or kale salad or with roasted cauliflower, broccoli, or Brussels sprouts.

Perfect Baked Potato

The potato will be crispy on the outside and soft inside thanks to the olive oil & salt coating.


  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet using parchment paper.
  • You can poke some holes in the potatoes with a fork. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Rub olive oil all over. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until the potato is tender and the skin is crispy.
  • Each potato should be cut in half.