Baked potato

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Baked potato
The perfect baked potato has crispy skin and a fluffy centre.

Baking potatoes (all roughly the same size)
A little olive oil or vegetable oil
Coarse salt or sea salt

Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.

Wash the potatoes and dry thoroughly

Using a sharp knife or a fork pierce each potato deeply

Massage each potato with oil and sprinkle generously with salt

Place in a roasting tin and bake for approx 45 mins

The potatoes are cooked when they are tender when pierced with a fork

Preparation Time
5 minutes

Cooking Time
50 minutes

Main ingredients
Vegetables

Recipe Type
Dinner, BBQ, Budget, Easy Recipes, Family Dinners, Healthy, Side Dish, Vegetarian, Classics

Level of Difficulty
Easy

Wrapping potatoes in tin foil produces a soft, steamed skin, which isn't a patch on these crispy, crunchy spuds. Serve with your favourite filling or just melting butter.

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