• 6 baking potatoes (about 2 pounds total), scrubbed
• Olive oil for drizzling
• Seasoned salt (I prefer Tony’s Creole Seasoning)


Preheat the oven to 400°F. Put each potato on a cutting board and lay a wooden spoon next to it. Cut each potato into 8 to 10 slices three-quarters of the way through, bringing the knife down until you reach the handle of the spoon. This will leave the base of the potato intact.

Put the potatoes in a roasting pan, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until tender. Serves 6.