I love to bake unpeeled potatoes in the oven. Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, you get a perfect baked potato served cracked open and still steaming. You can have it with butter and salt, cheese, baked beans or chili sauce. Any filling is good, vegetarian or not.
You can baked them when you come from work. Put some potatoes in the oven and then just carry on with your after work routine.
The best potatoes for baking in the oven are Russets. The skin is thicker and the interior is starchy.
- Russet potatoes (the same size)
- Fresh ground pepper
Heat the oven at 200 degrees C. Turn on the oven while you are washing the potatoes. Sprinkle salt and pepper on each potato. Prick the potatoes in a few places with a fork. Bake the potatoes on the oven rack or place them on a tray.
Bake them for 50 – 60 minutes depending on how big they are. Flip them over every 20 minutes and check them with a fork to see when they are done.
If you want to have a soft skin, wrap the potatoes in foil before baking.
Serve them hot with any filling you like. Enjoy!
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I usually never peel a potato. Wash them carefully and they are good to go.
I always pop some potatoes in the oven when I have it on for any decent amount of time when cooking something else – ideal work lunch, just reheat and you are good to go with a little butter and some salad 😇
I halve them before baking. They take about a third of the time and you get an extra crispy layer along the cut surface too.
I like that idea!
I love baked potatoes. I could eat potatoes for every meal!
This really is one of the tastiest ways to prepare potatoes. I need to make some soon! 🙂
I must try this!!!
I agree, I LOVE a good baked potato! Have you seen my post about potatoes? They are even better smoke-roasted on a grill. Check it out here: https://foodallergydad.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/smoke-roasted-potatoes/
It’s a little more involved, but so tasty!
This can totally be done without bacon – it’s the smoke that really sells it. I just like bacon.
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Yum! Potatoes are always so wonderful aren’t they? This looks terrific.
They look delicious.
It looks so delicious! I love baked potatoes very much.
Bacon crumbles, sour cream and chives! Yum!
Baked potatoes are an easy supper around here too. We prefer red potatoes because their skins crisp up so nicely and the interior isn’t as mealy as russets, but I’ll take a baked potato any way I can get it.
Imagine how delicious it is, if you’re with friends at a picnic. In Russia eat potatoes in the forest and roast it in the coals from the fire when it loses little heat! and then happily grab the hot potato and throwing from one hand to the other, burning and laughing, eat it! This is a very delicious and romantic!
We do the same in Romania
Your post reminds me how much I loved a baked potato. How much I love potatoes! Must make them soon.
I LOVE Baked Potatoes for supper! I load it up with butter, cheese, real bacon bits, and sour cream, and serve with a tossed salad and French Bread. Yes, the meal is loaded with calories, but when we only do this once a month or so, it’s totally worth it!!
Oven baked potatoes are the best! But they take so long. I have to think an hour ahead. So yummy. Thank you for reminding me of this wonderful thing. YUM!
if you peel them and cut them in fours, it takes a fraction of the time to cook them. the skin is a bit different, but it is awesome too.!
I usually cut them up – like country potatoes – and roast them that way. I don’t take the skins off. Very yummy, but not the same as a baked potato. You reminded me of their yummy-ness!
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Oh they look yummy. A waitress st outback restaurant told me that if you lightly oil outside and sprinkle with kosher salt makes the potato fluffy inside, so I mine that way.
Good to know
I love to rub the skins with olive oil to make the salt and pepper stick before baking! Baked potato bar is one of our favorite go to meals for a large group.
The best baked potatoes are the ones baked in an oven! Great easy veggie option when we want something super easy for dinner.
They look great!
Baked potatoes have certain taste to them. You can wrap them in foil, or leave them alone. You can use “bakers” (number 1’s) or the stuff you get in a bag in the store. Always inviting. I’m glad to see someone put up actually baking them & not tossing in the microwave-great article.
I never cooked in a microwave and I am not gone do it
No foil? Pix look great. I like baked potatoes for being a simple side dish and tasting good with low cal and fat. Tonight I made au gratin potatoes which were yummy but fattening.
Baked potatoes are so versatile too! Gnocchi, latkes, hash browns, breads, dumplings!
Great idea to throw them in when you get home. I always think of this too late and then there is not enough time to cook them before the rest of the dinner is ready. I will definitely try your tip.
Like you they are one of my all time favourites. Real comfort food especially when the skin is crisp and crunchy, I lightly oil mine with olive oil which helps ensure a crispy finish. Last year here in the UK Albert Bartlett starting selling a variety of potatoes called Elfe if you haven’t tried them do look out for them; they are the stuff from which really great baked potatoes are made!
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Same here! Either a light coat of oil or rubbed in butter. Yum!
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I totally forgot that my Mom used to bake her potatoes like this – thankyou so much for sharing this!
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Simple cooking – healthy and delicious and takes so very little time. With all the people I come in contact with, so many say they have no time to cook . They are sooooo missing out . It’s not hard, takes very little time and is so much healthier than picking up something, AND ( big bonus ) you spend more time with family. thank you for posting something as simple as baked potato !!!!!!
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baked potatoes are always yummy… try potatoes baked in dying embers of a campfire…. 🙂
Already tried. Yummy!
Yum! A simple baked potato is so good!
I was just talking to my boyfriend about how every time I try to bake potatoes I mess up lol!
When I was in school we used to have baked potato day in our cafeteria and on baked potato day we also got chocolate cake…needless to say it was one of my favorite school lunches!
I haven’t tried baked potatoes with skin on before. We mostly have sweet potatoes here in Ghana. Will have to try this
Reading this made me so hungry! I know what I’m going to order at work for lunch tomorrow!
So simple to make and so yummy!
Not only are they yummy, they are so cute haha
Omg these potatoes look so good!
I never thought of baking them without the foil. I’m going to have to give that a try.
There used to be a restaurant chain around Myrtle Beach, SC called Rice Planter’s Back Porch that made pine tar potatoes. They wrapped russets in newspaper and dropped them in boiling tar. When they came out on your plate, you peeled the paper off and had a lovely, fluffy potato with a nutty flavor. They eventually had to quit doing it because the kitchen staff got hurt messing around with the tar. I didn’t want people to get hurt. But, I wished they could figure out a way to do it safely. It was the tastiest “baked” potato I had ever eaten.
This may amuse you. https://klparmley.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/baked-potato-day/
And if you don’t have time: (1) pre-heat your oven, (2) prepare your potatoes, (3) make cuts in potatoes (3) throw in oven dish safe (4) put in microwave for 3-5 min (depending on size of potatoes) (5) turn around and microwave for other 3 minutes (6) when soft inside, throw in the oven until outside is crispy. Saving 20-30 minutes (always good when in a hurry but craving potatoes).
Baked Potatoes are the BEST! They look so good when the outer skin shrivels and slightly wrinkles – just like the ones you’ve baked!
Cant wait to try this!!
Your potatoes look delicious, but baked at 200 degrees? Are those really tiny potatoes? I buy different kinds, but for a basic Idaho baking potato about the size of a toddler’s fist, say, I’d have to bake it at 350 for an hour. The large “baking potatoes” you can buy individually in the grocery store can take more like 90 minutes at 350. Have you tried “crash potatoes?” Bake small red potatoes until tender, cut an X and smash open, top with some butter, salt and pepper, and Parmesan cheese and put back in the oven for a bit until the cheese is golden. Easy and yummy! 🙂
Sounds yummy! Depends on the type of the potatoes. We have small potatoes here. I remember in England eating huge potatoes
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I forgot how easy & tasty baked potatoes are. A cheap, healthy, filling meal too…