A few medium potatoes Olive oil Salt, coarse kosher works best Preheat the oven to 425. Wash and halve the potatoes. Oil the bottom of a cookie sheet or shallow baking pan. I often use a pie pan. Oil the potatoes as well and roll the skins in salt, set the potato cut side down in the pan. Dust them with fresh pepper and slide them into the oven. Bake for 30-45 minutes –the longer the better. Pull them out when they are golden on the bottom and the skin pulls away from the flesh.