Olive oil-baked potatoes

Olive oil-baked potatoes

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(45 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition:

  • kcal187
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.53g
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Ingredients

  • 6 medium baking potatoes
  • olive oil, for drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • sea salt

Method

  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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morag4444
17th May, 2012
5.05
So easy and work well as an interesting way of presenting potatoes
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manyfaced
11th Mar, 2012
5.05
Will be making them again today - first time was just a couple days ago. We loved them!
crepello1957
25th Feb, 2012
5.05
Excellent & foolproof.
snavenasus
24th Nov, 2011
5.05
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
16th Jul, 2011
4.05
Easy and tasty!
cocovanilla
14th Apr, 2011
5.05
I make oven-baked potatoes all the time. Very tasty!
mirena10
28th Mar, 2011
5.05
Easy to make and sooo crispy. Even better with some sour cream and red onions.
notonadiet
7th Jan, 2011
4.05
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
18th Nov, 2010
4.05
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
10th Jul, 2010
An excellent alternative to roasties or chips. We didn't have sea salt so just used regular, which was fine. Will defiantly make again.

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