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.