Baked Potato

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Wash and dry the potatoes. Poke several holes; I like to use a meat fork about 6 times per potato. Coat the potatoes with olive oil, then sprinkle with kosher salt.

I prefer to use a small wire rack placed on a half sheet pan; this makes it easier to get the potatoes in and out of the oven, especially if you're sharing the oven with something else that you are cooking.
baked_potato.jpgIt should take about an hour to cook the potatoes at 350°F; it may take as long as 1:15.

I've seen cooking temperatures as low as 300°F for 1:30 to 1:45, so there is some flexibility if you want to cook something else with your potato.