Olive oil-baked potatoes

Olive oil-baked potatoes

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 6
Crispy, moreish baked potatoes cooked with just olive oil and salt, by Gary Rhodes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan


  • kcal187
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.53g
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  • 6 medium baking potatoes
  • olive oil, for drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • sea salt


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Scrub the baking potatoes, then pat dry. Slice lengthways into three. Drizzle olive oil over a large baking sheet. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, rub all over, then generously sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 40-45 mins (longer for extra crispiness) turning halfway, until golden brown and tender.

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Comments (45)

sfolega's picture

These were absolutely delicious!! I sliced the potatoes into 5 / 6 slices so they cooked a bit quicker & added plenty of ground rock salt & Rosemary with the olive oil.

Will definitely be having these on a regular basis.

Clinton26's picture

I've made these twice now and both times they were great, they're perfect as a super easy yet tasty potato side!

The first time I followed the recipe although not adding salt, turned every 10 mins like the comment below to avoid sticking, brilliant.

The second time rather than cutting into 3 I cut the potato into 5 and mixed some chopped garlic with the oil before putting them into the oven. Thin, crispy and garlicky baked potato slices!! Yum!

jayne b's picture

Very nice indeed, ☺ turned every 10 mins just to make sure they didn't stick to the tin foil.

CotswoldMummy's picture

Made these last night and everyone loved them. Will definitely be making them again. Great midweek side dish and think that, maybe with the addition of some rosemary etc, that they would be a super dinner party side dish too....easy peasy to make. I used up some large Charlotte potatoes and they worked brilliantly. Next time, I'm going to try using garlic infused rapeseed oil instead...

sionsi123's picture

Easy to make and very tasty although I was slightly over enthusiastic with the sea salt (it did say to be generous). Will make again with less salt.

tillyfloss80's picture

Impressed with this way of cooking the potatoes. Normally do wedges but these seem just that bit more special. Very easy and tasty.

baileybobbles's picture

a great alternative and much easier than roast potatoes. goes with anything and we make it with anything

junerooney's picture

Everyone loved them, will become a firm favourite in our house.

morag4444's picture

Did these for a dinner party. They made and interesting choice for simple potatoes. Worked really well.

morag4444's picture

So easy and work well as an interesting way of presenting potatoes

manyfaced's picture

Will be making them again today - first time was just a couple days ago. We loved them!

crepello1957's picture

Excellent & foolproof.

snavenasus's picture

Lovely and simple. I put them in the microwave for 6 mins then they only took about 25mins in the oven. Instead of olive oil I cut down the calories by using canola oil spray or you could just as easily use fry light.

clionaf's picture

Easy and tasty!

cocovanilla's picture

I make oven-baked potatoes all the time. Very tasty!

mirena10's picture

Easy to make and sooo crispy. Even better with some sour cream and red onions.

notonadiet's picture

I used foil to line the tin as suggested but found they'd still stuck to it when I went to turn them half way through, as the recipe states. I'd used plenty of oil, too much maybe as they didn't really crisp despite being in for the stated time? That said, once scraped unceremoniously off the foil we found they were scrummy none the less! Kids & hub even said they eat these over chips, normal jacket potatoes and mash from now on. Will try again next week!

emsmith's picture

Made these as an after-thought to go with the Italian Meatloaf (as per Good Food's 'Goes Well With' recommendation) and they turned out quite well. I sprinkled them with the tiniest bit of finely chopped fresh rosemary. Really rather nice!

helenew's picture

An excellent alternative to roasties or chips. We didn't have sea salt so just used regular, which was fine. Will defiantly make again.

tutty1's picture

So easy and delicious.


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