I am probably the only person on the planet that can't for the life of me make rice. I swear to Superman that I can't. I even flub microwavable minute rice.
What the hell?
Baked Potatoes have been the bain of my [kitchen] existence (the rice has been the embarrassment of my kitchen prowess). I have just never been able to make them...well I've made them, I just couldn't eat them after. I think my problem may be consistent with my problem with a lot of the things I do: I rush and am impatient and assume I know what I'm doing.
This time, I took my time and actually looked it up and followed someone else's recipe. I didn't even think a baked potato would need a recipe.
Directions the way I ended up doing it:
Preheat oven to 350°
Wash potato (or potatoes) thoroughly and dry with a kitchen cloth. Poke holes in potato (it allows moisture to escape while it cooks). Put them in a bowl and coat lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea or kosher salt and place potato on the rack in middle of oven.
Put a baking sheet on the lower rack to catch oil drippings. Bake for 1 hour
Poke a line in the potato with a fork or cut a small line with a knife. Push the ends of the potato toward one another. The insides will pop up and allow for adding any toppings you want (try butter or salt or cheese and broccoli or bacon or whatever you want).