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)

sybbie's picture

Really tasty! And so easy!

cupcake4711's picture

Really lovely, and easy to do- definately a new family favourite.

cduggan's picture

I started using this recipe about year ago, now a staple. To reduce cooking time I zap for a couple of minutes in microwave. Also I find they don't stick as much. I add some spices to add flavour.

charlottevv's picture

I make these but I substitute the olive oil for cold pressed rapeseed oil. I'm a recent convert after reading about the health benefits......half the saturated fat of olive oil, 11 x more Omega 3, more vitamin E.......it also has a lovely nutty flavour which works really well with recipes like this.

Sometimes, I also dice up the potatoes so they are much smaller in size - about 1-1.5cm all round - it makes them really delicious and sweet!

clairemcbride's picture

Yummy. Put plenty of oil on baking tray so they didn't stick and also sprinkled with plenty of black pepper for an extra kick!!

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odettesproat's picture

Really loved these! I dusted mine in cajun spice as well and they turned out delicious, they weren't very crispy though, don't think I left them in long enough but it didn't really matter though as they still tasted good!

vickpole's picture

so easy, tasty and makes a welcome change from chips or wedges. I served this with James Martin's one pot chicken chasseur with veg for my in-laws and everything went down a treat.

jeanporth's picture

I added some sliced talagio cheese two minutes before they were ready. Delicious or what!

francesca87's picture

Made these last night, my boyfriend and I both loved them! Delicious!

steeldolphin's picture

I loved this, it was so easy and absolutely tasty. I also used a spicy humus as a dip for these, and it was great. :)

womble5's picture

Very tasty, but dont forget the foil
Can be served with just about any dish to add a lot of flavour

tiree50's picture

Whole family love this dish. Very easy to prepare and very tasty. I do slice into 4 or 5 slices. Make most weeks now.

lyndnt55's picture

great the kids loved them and so did i

nuskin's picture

So easy, I make them every time they are always crispy if you keep turning them

santiagoj94's picture

I made this as a snack for some guest and i got amazing results.

lkrc87's picture

These are so tasty. I used foil to make sure they didn't stick to the tray

clairejprice's picture

Great! easy, quick, tasty! My fella likes hot so I sprinkled them with some spices, YUMYUM

loustar14's picture

So quick and easy to make, they make the perfect side with nearly any meal! However make sure you get a good non stick tray or put foil down first... otherwise they will stick!!

girlwiththemostcake's picture

Really easy recipe. I sliced my potatoes into 4 though as they were still nice thick discs of potato! Unless you've got a really good, trusty non-stick baking tray (I haven't and keep meaning to invest in one) it's a good idea to use some bake-o-glide or similar because if the potatoes stick the crispy coating comes off and stays welded to the tray. Turning the potatoes regularly can help. The reason I mention all this is because I've followed so many recipes like this and been disappointed that lovely golden potatoes failed to tip out!


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