Olive oil, salt and foil are key ingredients, aside from the potato, on how to bake a potato.
I like to use a russet potato when making baked potatoes. The skin gets crisp and the center becomes very tender.
To bake a potato, first scrub the potatoes under water, pat the potatoes dry. It’s important to poke each potato with a fork, otherwise the potato will explode in your oven. Brush each potato with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt. Wrap each potato in a piece of foil. Bake for 50-60 minutes and out comes the perfect baked potato.
Sometimes I will bake a large amount of potatoes to have on hand. Other than eating a baked potato with my favorite toppings, I will also make fried potato with onions or twice baked potatoes.