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!