I just love baking potatoes using this method. So simple, so easy, so yummy.
- 2 baking potatoes, I use Russet potatoes
- 3 Tb Olive Oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced & mashed
- 1 Tb chopped fresh Basil
- 1 Tb chopped fresh parsley
- a pinch of kosher salt plus enough to sprinkle the baking dish with.
- a pinch of ground black pepper
Tip: to mash minced garlic sprinkle some kosher salt over the minced garlic, then smash the mixture against the cutting board with the side of the knife blade.
In a small bowl combine the Olive Oil, mashed garlic, basil, parsley, kosher salt and black pepper and set aside.
Thinly slice your potatoes almost completely through. Tip: I use 2 table butter knives butted up along each side of the potato to ensure I don’t cut them all the way through.
Place the sliced potatoes in the baking dish and brush the oil mixture over the potatoes. Tent with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and brush more of the oil mixture and continue to bake without the foil for 30 more minutes, basting occasionally.
Suggestions: Serve with a few thin pats of butter in a couple of the slices, a dollop of sour cream and some crumbled fried bacon and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.