Recipe: Fancy Baked Potato

As you know, I love potatoes. I’m always looking for new and delicious ways to prepare them. When I saw these potatoes making the rounds on Pinterest, I was inspired and this recipe was born.

Domestocrat’s Fancy Baked Potato (serves 2)
2 medium white potatoes
5 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
2 tsp. EVOO, divided
1 tbsp. butter, divided
Salt & pepper to taste


Wash each potato and carefully cut thin slices throughout without cutting all the way through the potato. If you slip up and cut through a piece it’s ok, I have it covered – keep reading.


Thinly slice the garlic as well.


I created a little tinfoil boat for each potato (to hold them together, especially if you slice all the way through by accident, and to keep all the garlic/oil/etc. inside). Insert a slice of garlic into each potato slice.


Next, drizzle each potato with 1 tsp. EVOO and sprinkle with salt and pepper.


Roast on 450 degrees for 50-60 minutes until the potatoes are browned and fork tender.


When you are ready to serve, top each potato with 1/2 tbsp. butter.

Basically these potatoes are nothing but a simple baked potato. However, I think the partial slicing and garlic slivers make it fancy.

We had these fancy baked potatoes for Easter dinner on Sunday with a Veggie & Egg Tower of Power. So good!


About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, cereal, going to shows, scarves, kettlecorn, Gwen Stefani, yoga, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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