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bonnie's perfect baked potatoes

★★★★★ 7
a recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

Anyone can bake a potato, right? Well, these baked potatoes are a little different, and a wonderful treat for those of us that love to eat the potato skin! The perfect baked potato with a fluffy white center is done in 45 minutes. Seasoned with olive oil and kosher salt. Enjoy! Photo is my own. Recipe adapted from wwitmom at

★★★★★ 7
serves 3
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bonnie's perfect baked potatoes

  • 3
    same size baking potatoes scrubbed
  • kosher salt
  • olive oil

How To Make bonnie's perfect baked potatoes

  • 1
    Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Bake 45 minutes. If you bake more potatoes than the 3, it may take a few minutes longer for them to get done. Scrub your potatoes. Prick several holes in each potato to release the steam. Take olive oil and generously cover each potato and sprinkle kosher salt over them on both sides. Place potatoes on a baking sheet, and bake. The inside of the baked potato is white and fluffy. You can eat the skins. They are especially delicious with my Simple Romaine Lettuce and Tomato salad with garlic dressing. Spoon the salad in the potato skin and eat like a taco. It is delicious! Enjoy!
  • 2
    Note: The original recipe listed the temperature of the oven as 450, but mine bakes perfectly in a 400 degree oven.