Place potatoes on a sheet pan, pour 3/4 cup water over potatoes and cover tightly with foil.
Bake on bottom rack of oven till tender, about 30 min. Remove from oven , pour off water . Let sit 8 min
Drizzle 3 tablespoons of oil over potatoes, coat evenly. Space potatoes evenly on sheet pan and using potato masher, flatten potatoes to about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle remaining 3 tabl. of oil on potatoes and bake on top rack of oven for 15 min. Remove from over sprinkle on cheese and return to oven bottom rack until golden brown about 20 min. Remove from oven top with sour cream nd scallions or chives and serve
BYOC think of your favorite baked potato items...bacon , cheddar cheese, broccoli....How about serving for breakfast with a poached egg on top