Basic Baked Potato

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basic baked potato
  • 4Servings


  • Four 6- to 8-oz. potatoes
  • Olive oil


Pierce four 6- to 8-oz. potatoes all over with a fork. Place on a baking sheet, rub with olive oil and season. Bake at 425° until tender when pierced with a fork, 50 to 60 minutes. Split the top of each potato, being careful not to cut all the way through. With a fork, fluff potatoes until flesh is airy; season. Add toppings.