Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cast iron skillet baked potatoes - recipe

I have a feeling that I will be making a lot of potatoes in my new cast iron skillet in many different ways.  This is a super easy and basic recipe that you can use instead of having plain old baked potatoes. This gives the potatoes a yummy golden crunchy top. 

Cast Iron Skillet Baked Potatoes
WW points- 2 points for each potato half
4 medium sized baking potatoes (I used russet but I am sure almost any kind would be good)
4 tsp oil (I used olive oil)
Seasoning to taste (I used Old World Central from the Spice House.  It is similar to a seasoning salt but much better. :) Use any sort of seasoning you like that will go well with what you are eating.)

1. Scrub and dry your potatoes. Cut them in half lengthwise.
2. Add oil to a COLD cast iron skillet. 
3. Sprinkle whatever seasonings you are using evenly over the oil.  I didn't measure this.  I just sprinkled til it looked like there was enough.  I might even add more next time.
4. Place your potatoes, cut side down, in your pan.
5. Put your cold skillet into your cold oven and set it to 400 degrees.  After about 15 minutes, turn it down to 350 and cook for another 30-45 minutes until a fork goes easily into the potatoes.
6. Serve with sour cream, cheese, chili....or just eat plain alongside your main dish.  So yummy!



  1. These look delicious! I was planning to fix baked potatoes for supper but think I will try them this way instead!

  2. oh man - those look scrumptious!
    how much oil - just enough to cover the bottom? or more?

  3. Cassie, I used 4 was just enough to cover the bottom. I hope you like it!!


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