Thursday, February 3, 2011

Crispy Baked Potatoes

I love baked potatoes.  Especially those that are rolled in olive oil and kosher salt before baking. Oh my goodness... so good.  The only problem is that they take an awfully long time to bake.  Well here is a recipe that gives you that same wonderful flavor and creaminess of a baked potato in a shorter amount of time and also has an awesome crispiness to the potatoes that regular bakers don't have.

Crispy Baked Potatoes
2 baking potatoes, like Idaho or russet
olive oil
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat over to 425 degrees. Scrub the potatoes clean and pat dry.  Cut in half lengthwise and rub with olive oil and liberally sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven for about 15 minutes.  With tongs flip the potatoes and sprinkle with a little bit more salt and pepper.  Return to the oven for about 10-15 minutes more.  Serve with a dollop of sour cream and garnish with fresh parsley or chives.


  1. Amie
    My mom used to make these potaotes. We called them criss cross potatoes because after slicing in half, she would slice the tops of the flesh at an angle making lines in 2 directions to create a criss-cross affect, almost to the skin but not completely through. EVOO not the big thing back then so she smeared hers with Crisco shortening and baked at 425 until they were golden brown. I still make these once in awhile, Great for parties -- look so fancy and taste so good -- looks like you fussed --- yet so easy to make! Jackson may like them criss-crossed because when they are done each little potato square lifts out on its own!
    PS I miss you too!!!!

  2. I will try your way next, Kathleen! They kinda sound like Hasselback Potatoes, but not quite.... It's amazing how just cutting a potato a certain way will make them taste and look so yummy. Jackson asked me yesterday when you were coming to visit us again. I said hopefully once Neil is born and he said "No! that is too long to wait. I want her to come sooner!" :)

  3. Awe Amie that makes me more homesick!!! Tell Jackson there are lots and lots of yellow cars in Atlanta and he should come visit me so we can play!



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