A nasty little stomach bug knocked me down this past week and now that I’m up and eating again, the only food I can stomach is a crispy baked potato. I top it with a blend of olive oil and greek yogurt then sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and lots of chives. It’s my come-back-to-life meal.
Steakhouse Baked Potato
1 russet potato
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt, to taste
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Scrub the potato under cold running water to remove any dirt. Pierce several times with a fork or knife. Drizzle with olive oil and lightly salt all over. This extra step guarantees a crispy skin.
When your oven reaches temperature, place your potato directly on the rack. No foil needed! Bake until the skin is crispy and the insides soft and fluffy, about 1 hour 25 minutes. Top as desire.
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Tell me, what’s your favorite get better food?
VanessaMarch 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm (11 years ago)
Reading this, I’m horrified that I’ve only ever “baked” potatoes in the microwave! and a couple of times in the warm coals of an outdoor grill/fire . . . This might inspire me to do it right before it gets too warm to use the oven.
lkafkaMarch 22, 2012 at 6:41 am (11 years ago)
I love homemade chicken noodle soup. My special ingredient is toasted sesame seed oil.
I too crisp with olive oil. Cut soft corn tortilla shells into fours, spray olive oil on both sides, salt one, bake for 15 min @ 400 degrees. Serve with pine nut/basil/garlic pesto. Voila’ tortilla chips. Great for when the crunchy munchies hit, without guilt.
Thank you for your tip, am going to try this weekend!
LydiaMarch 24, 2012 at 10:45 am (11 years ago)
Now I’m craving one…
SarahMarch 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm (11 years ago)
Ikafka, that sounds amazing!
@Vanessa, where did you have potatoes in the fire? Camping? I’ve always dreamed of that particular Farmer Boy experience, preferably without one bursting and burning my eye : )