Rub russets with a little oil, season with salt, and toss directly in the oven—the perfect baked potato is a snap. For something fancier, top with Salsa VerdeAioli, or Romesco.

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  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 10 mins

Ingredients (4)

  • 4 russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Butter and sour cream, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. With a fork, prick the potatoes all over about 6 times. Rub the potatoes with the oil and toss with the salt.
  3. Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack. Bake until tender, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving with butter and sour cream.