Outback Steakhouse Baked Potato

I have to admit I get a little board with baked potatoes. They go great with a lot of things but I thought I would look for a few different ways to make them so my family wouldn't get board with them so easy. One of the places I really enjoy the baked potatoes is Outback Steakhouse. So we set out to see what they do different to make them so good.


  • Russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons kosher salt


Preheat oven to 400°. Wash and dry potatoes.

Pour the vegetable oil into a small dish and dip a paper towel into the oil. Rub the oil all over each potato.

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Sprinkle salt over both sides of the potatoes. Bake about 1 hour. Check the potatoes for doneness by inserting a fork into one. If it presses through easily, the potato has completed cooking.

Serve the potato with butter, sour cream, cheese, or whatever you enjoy. These turned out great. The salt makes the potato skins delicious. So here is one more side dish to make amazing meals. 

Creamy Hash Browns (Funeral Potatoes)

We are having some friends over for dinner tonight for a little Christmas Party. We are having Spiral Ham, and nothing tasted better with ham that Funeral Potatoes. There are many variations of this dish and I have probably ten different recipes that people refer to as Funeral potatoes. This one is Corn Flake Free. Funeral Potatoes is a Mormon nickname for this type of potatoes because this is the type of potatoes that the Relief Society always serves when they help with lunches after funerals. I am sure the reason they are served is because they are so easy and so yummy. Real Confort food. I like this one because the whipping cream makes them creamy and so yummy. This is all you need....

1 1/2 packages of Shredded Hash browns

1 tsp Salt

1 Pint Whipping Cream

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

Grated Cheese

Thats it! Now grease a 9 x 13 pan. Put in potatoes and sprinkle with salt and garlic powder. Drizzle wipping cream on top. Bake, uncovered, 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Take it out of the oven cover with grated cheese and bake for 5 more minutes until the cheese is melted. See that is quick and easy.

My husband found this image and we got a good laugh. I thought you would like it. I am sure you all have a recipe for this type of dish. If you try it let me know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!