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Salt Crusted Baked Potatoes with Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Butter

These salt crusted baked potatoes with roasted garlic & rosemary butter are anything but basic. Simple and easy, yes! But elevated too, thanks to a couple of baking tricks and an amazing compound butter that melts all over the fluffy insides of a perfectly baked russet potato!

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Potato Type: Russet
Cuisine: American
Prep Method: Baked

Dish

Side Dish

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cook Time

40 Mins

Serving

Serves 4

Description

These salt crusted baked potatoes with roasted garlic & rosemary butter are anything but basic. Simple and easy, yes! But elevated too, thanks to a couple of baking tricks and an amazing compound butter that melts all over the fluffy insides of a perfectly baked russet potato!

Ingredients

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Salt Crusted Baked Potatoes

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 2-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-4 tablespoons kosher salt
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Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Butter

  • 8 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary
  • 1 whole head garlic, roasted

Preparation

Potatoes

  1. Heat oven to 425°F.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Scrub the russet potatoes to remove any dirt.  Dry with a paper towel.  Brush or rub each potato with olive oil, enough to completely coat them.  Sprinkle each oil-rubbed potato generously with 1/2-1 tablespoon of salt, rubbing it around to evenly coat the skin of each potato.  Place potatoes on the foil-lined baking sheet.  Do not poke holes in the potatoes!
  3. Bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes, turning halfway through cooking, until the potatoes are soft when you squeeze them with an oven mitt or a fork slides easily in and out.
  4. Create a slit down the center of each potato, starting 1/2-inch from each end, then squeeze the potato open to reveal the fluffy center.  Top with Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Butter.

 Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Butter

  1. In a medium bowl, add the softened butter, salt, and rosemary.  Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of the papery skin into the bowl with the butter, and stir or mash everything together until combined.  Line a plate with plastic wrap and drop spoonfuls of the butter mixture onto it before refrigerating until firm.

 

Never baked a potato before?  See How to Bake a Potato

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Recipe By: House of Nash Eats

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories

230

Fat

7g

Sodium

3789mg

Cholesterol

38g

Vitamin C

14.7mg

Carbohydrates

38g

Fiber

2g

Protein

4g

Potassium

888mg

Sugar

1g

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