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  • Writer's pictureTamara Berry

Oven Baked Potatoes


4 large Russet potatoes,

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon salt


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry the potatoes. Pierce the potato 2-3 times with a fork. Rub oil all over the potatoes. Rub salt all over the potatoes. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes. The exact baking time will depend on how large the potatoes are. The potato should be tender inside if you poke a fork into it.

Reheat the leftover chili and top your split potato with it. Add chopped onion if desired.

Good to Know:

Potatoes are not unhealthy. They become unhealthy when we fry them. A baked potato is a healthy food, especially when it is consumed with its fiber-rich skin. But because its nutrient profile and composition is different from other vegetables, it has more starch than leafy greens.

As Dr. John McDougall says, “the potato has served as one of the pillars of nutrition for billions of powerful, handsome people throughout history.” 


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