I got another potato recipe from Tommy the bartender. This one is for baked potatoes. Everybody knows how to bake a potato, right? Well, according to Tommy, if you take a little more care and a few extra steps you can make a really exceptional baked potato.
2 tbsp. salt (more for serving)
4 russet potatoes
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
Brine – 2 tablespoons salt dissolved in ½ cup of water.
Pre-heat the over to 400o.
Instead of poking holes in the skin, cut a long X across the top of the potato about ¼ in deep. Place the potatoes on a rack in a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour 45 minutes.
Remove the potatoes from the oven and cut the X a little deeper – about another ½ inch. Coat the skins with the oil and put the potatoes back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
Break them open by pushing in the ends and serve them simply with salt and butter or any way you like.
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