Crispy Baked Potato Recipe

Chef Dan Catanio , On January 10, 2024


Crispy Baked Potato Recipe

Level: Easy

Time: 30mins

Serves: 2

Cost: Low

Crispy Baked Potato Recipe Overview

This crispy baked potato recipe is a fantastic accompaniment for a main dish such as braised short ribs. You can make this recipe more decadent by adding some butter or margarine, or keep it on the healthier side without them. Potatoes are gluten-free and suitable for those with celiac disease.

Ingredients for This Crispy Baked Potato Recipe

crispy baked potato ingredients

Crispy Baked Potato Ingredients.

  • Russet Potato – 2 Medium

  • Olive Oil – 2tsp

  • Salt – 2tsp

  • Pepper – 2tsp

Kitchen Tools For This Crispy Baked Potato Recipe

tools for cooking sweet potato gnocchi

Some of the Tools needed Crispy Baked Potato Recipe.

  • Fork

  • Roasting Rack

  • Measuring Cups

  • Pastry Brush

  • Cutting Board

  • Kitchen Timer

Cooking Directions for this Crispy Baked Potato Recipe:

  1. Wash the potatoes under running water. The water temperature should be ambient, but not warm. When the potato is clean, use the fork to poke holes about ½” deep into the potatoes. This will help the potato to cook more even and allows the heat to penetrate the core of the potato. If you are using a larger potato, make the perforations slightly deeper. Preheat the oven to 400º.

  2. washed potatoes on cutting board

    Use a fork to poke holes all over the potatoes.

  3. Brush the potatoes with olive oil. A light coat is all you need. After having brushed them with oil the seasoning will stick better to the outside of the moist potato. At this point you can generously season with salt and pepper. If the potatoes are little or if you are using a medley potato the seasoning can be more light.

  4. seasoned potatoes in oven

    Oil and season the potatoes before baking.

  5. Bake the potatoes for 40 minutes, until their skin is crispy and interior is soft. You can rotate the potato after 20 minutes. If you are baking a rack full of potatoes adjust the cook time by extending it for a few minutes. If you are cooking fewer potatoes reduce the cook time by a few minutes. Make sure you poke the potato or slice one in half to ensure they are cooked through.

  6. Cut an opening lengthwise in each potato, and add the seasonings of your choice. Dressings and seasonings that go well with this crispy baked potato recipe include sour cream, sliced scallions or parsley. You can drizzle some olive oil over them as well. Enjoy this with a protein of your choice.

  7. crispy baked potato plated garnished

    Enjoy your crispy baked potato.

In this potato recipe we used a Yukon gold potato. Other suitable types of potatoes include the red potato, the russet potato. If you are on a fitness diet or if you are carb-loading for a bodybuilding diet plan you can make a health-conscious version with slow-digesting carbs using a yam or sweet potato to make this recipe.

Chef Dan Catanio

A Culinary Institute of America graduate from the 1990s, Chef Dan began his career as a saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan under the Hilton Corporation. Over the years, he has held key positions such as Corporate Executive Chef Director at 5-star restaurants, country clubs, and Indian Casino Resorts.