The Fluffiest, Most Perfectly-seasoned Baked Potatoes

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The simple secret to roasting perfect potatoes.



Cover the bottom of a baking dish with a layer of coarse salt. Nestle in washed potatoes, skin on. Bury the potatoes in more salt, using water to make the salt moldable as necessary, like with a sand castle. Bake at 400 until fork-tender, about 40 minutes.

The salt can be blitzed in a food processor to break up any chunks and reused.