One baking potato
Some vegetable oil
A little kosher salt
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Wash the potato with a vegetable brush and dry with paper. Use a
fork to poke holes all over the potato surface. This will allow steam
inside the potato to escape as it heats, which will result in a great
fluffy texture. Pour a small amount of oil into a bowl, add the potato
and turn until the entire surface is lightly coated. This not only
makes for a slightly crunchy skin, it will regulate the moisture inside
the potato. Sprinkle with the kosher salt.
3. Place the potato directly on the rack in the center of the oven.
It should be fully cooked in about an hour. To check for doneness, give
it a squeeze (wearing fireproof gloves). If the skin feels kind of
crunchy but the middle feels tender, time to eat.