Baked Russet potatoes, fresh out of the oven!
An inexpensive way to WOW your guests.
All you need is olive oil, salt/pepper, and sprigs of fresh herbs.
You can use any herb of your choice, (ex: rosemary, parsley, sage, basil, oregano and/or thyme).
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400°F degrees.
Wash and dry the potatoes, leaving the skin on; cut in half lengthwise.
Pour the olive oil in a glass or ceramic baking dish and add the salt and pepper; mix well.
Press your herb of choice on the cut side of each potato and position cut side down in the oil. Don’t crowd them; leave enough room in between each half.
Bake until nicely browned, about 45 minutes.
Check the potatoes after 15 minutes and gently move them with a fork or spatula so they do not stick. You can also brush the top skin side of the potato halves with a little olive oil to crisp them up.
Serve hot from the oven.