There’s nothing more satisfying than a simple baked potato. Baked to a perfect crisp and sprinkled with the finest sea salt, it’s the easiest comfort food. With only 3 ingredients, all you have to do is bake and wait.
2 pounds small red or Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 inches in diameter), scrubbed
Extra-virgin olive oil
Maldon sea salt
Preheat the oven to 450°.
Pierce the potatoes all over with a fork.
Arrange them on the oven rack and bake them for 1 3/4 to 2 hours, or until hard and crisp when tapped with a fork.
Using a serrated knife, split the potatoes without cutting them all the way through.
Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with Maldon salt and serve.