I Heart Baked Potato

by Sarah on August 2, 2011

Today I was feeling the need.  The need for carbs.  Starch.  Comfort.  Love.

I thought about making mac and cheese but didn’t really feel the need for all that grating, cooking, fat, calories, etc.

Sometimes simplicity is just what the doctor ordered.  A little olive oil, kosher salt, a hot oven.  It’s a crisp-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside hunk of happiness.

Garnished with a sliver of butter, a couple of tablespoons of sour cream, salt, pepper and a few snips of garlic chive and onion chive.  I didn’t miss the steak one bit.

I Heart Baked Potato


  • Potato(es)
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher or sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 375*.
  • Rub clean potatoes with olive oil and salt. Place in the center of the oven, directly on the rack. Bake for approximately 1 hour to 75 minutes, until the skins are crispy and they look a little puffed. The potatoes should squish easily and/or a fork will insert into the skin easily.
  • Garnish with butter, sour cream, salt, pepper, chives, cheese or whatever else you wish.

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