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

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

Level of Difficulty

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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