Ok so, it’s just a baked potato, right? Then why do some taste better than others? Sure, some of it has to do with the potato, but I discovered the cooking method is really important. The secret to the Best Baked Potato Ever is finishing the potato on the grill drizzled with olive oil and coated with salt.
I discovered this method as a happy accident. One day while rushing to get dinner on the table I realized I hadn’t baked the potatoes in the oven. Steaks just wouldn’t be the same without a baked potato. So I decided to stick them in the microwave.
My microwave has lots of buttons that I never touch. One of them was a setting for a baked potato – perfect I’ll push that button and see what happens. A few minutes later it beeped to let me know the potato should be turned. Then it continued to cook with no help from me. When it beeped again the potato was perfect but the skin was soft (we like the skin crispy) and my steaks were seasoned and ready for the grill. So, drizzled the potatoes with olive oil and coated them in salt, wrapped them in foil and finished them on the while the steaks cooked. They were perfect. Now it’s the only way we make baked potatoes.
Give this method a try. The skins cook up super crispy, so sometimes I scoop the flesh and use the skins for baked potato skins, or a crispy twice baked potato.
Best Baked Potato Ever
The combination of microwaving and grilling makes this not just the best baked potato ever, but a super quick and easy baked potato.
- 1 Idaho Baking Potato
- 1 T Sea Salt Fresh Coarse ground
- 1 1/2 t olive oil EVOO
Pierce the potato all over with a fork.
Microwave on high for 2 minutes then turn potato over microwave for another minute and check for to see if it is done. You should feel a slight give to the potato when you press it. if it is still firm continue microwaving at 1-minute intervals until the potato yields to pressure.
Or press the baked potato button - it's magic.
Place potato on a piece of foil.
Drizzle with olive oil to coat
Grind sea salt over potato
Wrap in tin foil
Cook on the grill directly on the grate or over coals for 5 - 10 minutes
Serve immediately or they will keep warm wrapped in foil for a while.
Top with salt and pepper and if you like, butter, sour cream.
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