I had some potatoes in the cupboard that had been there a bit too long. The skin was a bit wrinkly and they’d started to sprout eyes. I wasn’t in the mood for making something complicated like mashed potatoes or scalloped, so I decided to see if you could bake a naked potato. They turned out really well. My husband loved the crispy edges where the butter pooled at the bottom after baking and I had some leftover for another recipe later in the week.
- 4 Large Potatoes
- 4 T. Butter
- Coarse Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Wash and peel potatoes being careful to remove any ugly spots. Place each potato on a square of foil and add a pat of butter. Sprinkle with Sea Salt. Wrap each potato being careful to see that all 4 edges come at least halfway up the side of the potato to ensure the butter doesn’t leak out while baking.
Bake on a baking sheet for at least an hour or until the potatoes can be easily poked almost to the center with a fork.
Allow to cool for several minutes and then serve with your favorite baked potato toppings. You might try some combination of cheese, bacon bits, green onions or chives, butter, sour cream and salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts: (1 Potato and 1 T. Butter)
- Calories: 392
- Protein: 8
- Fat: 11
- Carbs: 67