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English Baked Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

English Baked Potatoes

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"My former college roommate came from England and we would love the English Baked Potatoes she made for us. It's fast, it's easy, and it's delicious! Eaten as a side dish or with plain ketchup."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, toss potato wedges and olive oil until the potatoes are coated. Spread the wedges out on a large baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, turn over, and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender. Serve plain, with vinegar, or dip in ketchup.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 02, 2006

Don't you love it when a recipe (like this one) tells you to season "to taste" and then some bright bulb reviews it as "too bland". If you season it *to taste*, then it can't be too bland unless your taste is bland, and then you shouldn't be complaining! People are a riot, aren't they? This is a perfectly serviceable recipe for roasted potatoes. Just make sure you salt and pepper "to taste".

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 07, 2009

They turned out dry and tasteless. My husband did not like them, and he NEVER tells me that!


54 Ratings

Dec 02, 2003

My family and I really liked this recipe. I will have to try it again a few more times to work the kinks out, but had a good start tonight. I must have cut my potatoes too thin, because they only took about 20 minutes to bake. I just flipped them over and placed under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp them up. I also used too much oil. I didn't bother to measure. Next time I will use just enough to coat the potatoes. I also used season salt rather than regular and I like them. I think next time I will try some powdered ranch.

Jun 23, 2006

I have allowed myself to add some BBQ spieces which made it sensational. One mistake though, added more oil than needed. not fatal but less oil, better.

Feb 15, 2005

This recipe is great! Like some of the other reviewers, I also added a couple of ingredients. I used onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and seasoned salt. I mixed all of the ingredients in a ziploc bag and threw the potatoes in there to coat - this was much easier than using a bowl. I will definitely be making these again.

Jan 08, 2014

So simple and so delicious! I love it when a few ingredients you have in the kitchen come together to create something so good. I opted for a little kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Although you may feel tempted to add additional herbs or spices, this is really wonderful due to it's simplicity.

Dec 16, 2009

This is nice for "on the fly." Definitely don't use too much oil and I added garlic salt, which added a nice flavor. I sliced them fairly thin and cooked about 15 minutes, turning over half way through.

Nov 18, 2010

Can't even fathom anybody criticizing this recipe - it's as basic as a "pure potato" recipe can get, and that's not a bad thing. EVOO, salt & pepper shaken up in a zip-lock w/ the potatoes - wonderful! Just as good w/ the addition of paprika and garlic. But really, this recipe is the potato equivalent of the grilled cheese - Simple. Good. Yum. Season to your heart's content, but at the core of this recipe is a moist hunk of potato. Repeat. Yum.


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  • Calories
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 5.4 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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