Perfect  Baked Potatoes



4 servings

1 hour 5 minutes

These Perfect Baked Potatoes are fluffy on the inside with a crisp, salty skin on the outside. Add your favorite toppings, serve it as a side, or enjoy this as a light meal that never disappoints.


– 4 medium russet potatoes – 2 tbsp. salt – ½ cup water – 1 tbsp. olive oil – 2 tbsp. vegan butter – salt and pepper to taste

Step 1

Wash and pat the potatoes dry. Poke some holes around the potatoes with a fork.

Step 2

In a shallow dish, mix 2 tablespoons of salt with ½ cup of water. Now submerge the potatoes in this salty brine.

Step 3

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake at 425°F for about 50-70 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes. To check if the potatoes and done, just use a toothpick and poke the potato. If it goes in easily, the potatoes are ready for the next step.

Step 4

Brush the potatoes with some olive oil and then return them to the oven for about 10 minutes.

Step 5

Take the potatoes out and slice them open (I keep one of my oven mitts on to hold the potato while cutting). Fluff the insides with a fork and top with a slice of vegan butter, salt, and freshly ground pepper.

How to Store

These Perfect Baked Potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.


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