Steakhouse Style Baked Potatoes

Monday, January 3, 2022
Restaurant Steakhouse Baked Potatoes are so easy to make at home and we even have some tips and shortcuts to get them cooked even faster with modern technology.

The crusty salt with olive oil on the outside does the job to crisp them up nicely and with just a few ingredients you have one tasty spud.

These potatoes can be done quickly by partially cooking in the microwave than in the oven or roasting the old-fashioned way and of course in an Air fryer.

Steakhouse Baked potatoes are usually made using a Russett variety of potatoes, and there are several varieties of potatoes out there but these are always recommended for making baked potato or french fries.

Russet potatoes are the most inexpensive and widely used variety of potatoes.

The potato market is dominated in the United States by Idaho Farmers and thrives particularly well in Eastern and Southern Idaho because of the Volcanic Ash Soil

They make the best salty crispy skins and fluffy insides that we all love in those local food chains.

Scroll for easy instructions on how to make the best Steakhouse Style Baked Potatoes.


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Easiest Baked Potato Side Dish



Back home in Upstate New York, we always had a grilled steak and baked potatoes with our meals, and in the summertime, we loved our corn on the cob.


These potatoes were always the quickest side dish to add especially after a long hard day at work, that's why we started the microwave baking method you can see below to cut the time down.


There are hardly any ingredients you need to make a delicious potato, and the nice thing about them is you can reheat them and make a whole batch for the week and just add some creative toppings with other leftovers you have in the fridge.


Again, Steakhouse style is not complicated and if you're a potato lover, this is a terrific basic recipe but be sure to read all the tips first.


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Steakhouse Style Baked Potato Steps

  1. Scrub the potatoes
  2. Pierce the potatoes with a fork
  3. Oil the and Salt them
  4. Roast in the oven, a combo of microwaving and roasting, grilling outdoors



scrubbed baked potatoes ready for oven


Tips and Suggestions

  • Do not buy potatoes with a green tint. 
  • Always pierce the potatoes to keep from exploding
  • Always rub them with the oil of choice and salt them with sea salt or kosher salt
  • Potatoes with a green tint are old, and they are past their prime. You should pick potatoes that are even in size, and those have that consistent brown skin
  • The size of the potato makes a difference in cooking time. To test for doneness, I pierce the potato with a metal skewer or toothpick
  • Skin will not get crispy if it is baked wrapped in foil do not use foil if you desire crispy skin to eat the whole potato
  • Bake these on a wire rack to get the air circulation under the potatoes
  • There are several toppings for baked potatoes and become a whole meal see our topping suggestions below and you can set up a serving topping bar for hosting a party
  • For faster cooking methods microwave first, then bake them on high heat in the oven and if  roasting or grilling place a metal skewer through the center of the potato before baking
  • Air Fryer Method:  Use the same ingredients and Instructions.Cook the potatoes in an air fryer at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn them with tongs and cook them for an additional 5-15 minutes depending on size. 



ingredients for baked potatoes


Toppings and Serving Suggestions

  1. fresh herbs on top are terrific adding some chopped basil, rosemary, and thyme, you can also add some red pepper flakes or chili powder on top
  2. leftover chili
  3. broccoli and cheddar
  4. your favorite pizza toppings
  5. taco meat and cheese salsaavocado or guacamole
  6. shredded barbecued pork or pulled shredded bourbon chicken
  7. leftover boneless buffalo chicken tenders chopped with blue cheese and shredded cheddar cheese
  8. caprese style with chopped tomatoes, basil and mozzarella


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Holiday Potatoes



Baked potatoes can be dressed up with herbs, spices, paprika to give them a holiday look and the perfect side dish for any dinner party.


You can even top them with chopped tomatoes, mozzarella bits and basil leaves for another topping idea!


Baked potatoes can be fun and exciting and not boring, just get some creative ideas and these can turn into the most loved side dish you'll ever make so easy with any meal!


Steakhouse Baked Potatoes

Steakhouse Baked Potatoes

Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 55 MinTotal time: 1 Hour
Here is our favorite way to bake potatoes for a crispy, salty Steakhouse style spud!

Ingredients

  • 4 large russet baking potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil butter or canola oil for each potato
  • coarse sea salt or kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter or more
  • See topping suggestions for loaded baked potatoes below:
  • Sour Cream
  • Chives
  • Bacon
  • Shredded cheeses of any kind

Instructions

  1. Old Fashioned Baked Potato Cooking Instructions:
  2. Preheat oven to 450.
  3. Scrub potatoes under running water; dry them, and rub the skin of each with the oil and a little salt.
  4. Pierce the skin of each in three or four places with the tines of a fork.
  5. Place the potatoes in the oven directly on a rack or a wire roasting rack ( That's what I use for easy removal)
  6. Roast the potatoes for 45 to 55 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the potatoes,
  7. Split down the middle and add butter and toppings of choice.
  8. We like to set up a serving bar with various toppings for guests and a large dinner party when hosting.
  9. Quick Version for Baked Potatoes:
  10. Scrub, microwave for 5 minutes on each side.
  11. Brush with oil and salt, roast at 450 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes on a wire rack in the oven.
  12. You can also make these on a grill outside adding a metal skewer in the center and placing it on the grates until the skin crisps up.
  13. For a Christmas Themed Baked Potato for the holiday:
  14. Split the potatoes down the center, after baking and cooling then scoop out the potato into a bowl, add to taste butter, some sour cream, milk, salt pepper mix together, Stuff the sliced jackets, and sprinkle paprika and sprigs or rosemary, dill, or basil on top for a Christmas theme.

Notes:

Tips and Suggestions

  • Do not buy potatoes with a green tint. 
  • Always pierce the potatoes to keep from exploding 
  • Always rub them with the oil of choice and salt them with sea salt or kosher salt
  • Potatoes with a green tint are old, and they are past their prime. You should pick potatoes that are even in size, and those have that consistent brown skin
  • The size of the potato makes a difference in cooking time. To test for doneness, I pierce the potato with a metal skewer or toothpick
  • Skin will not get crispy if it is baked wrapped in foil do not use foil if you desire crispy skin to eat the whole potato
  • Bake these on a wire rack to get the air circulation under the potatoes
  • There are several toppings for baked potatoes and become a whole meal see our topping suggestions below
  • For faster cooking methods microwave first, then bake them on high heat in the oven and if roasting or grilling place a metal skewer through the center of the potato before baking
  • Air Fryer Method:  Use the same ingredients and Instructions.Cook the potatoes in an air fryer at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn them with tongs and cook them for an additional 5-15 minutes depending on size. 

Toppings and Serving Suggestions

  1. fresh herbs on top are terrific adding some chopped basil, rosemary, and thyme, you can also add some red pepper flakes or chili powder on top
  2. leftover chili
  3. broccoli and cheddar
  4. your favorite pizza toppings
  5. taco meat and cheese salsa, avocado or guacamole
  6. shredded barbecued pork or pulled shredded bourbon chicken
  7. leftover boneless buffalo chicken tenders chopped with blue cheese and shredded cheddar cheese


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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2015. It was edited and re-published in 2022.

11 comments

  1. I love the idea of adding salt to the outside. Yummy!

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  2. This is definitely very easy recipe to make, yet looks super delicious.

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  3. These baked potatoes are perfection! We will definitely be having them with dinner tonight!

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  4. This was amazing and such a treat! Thank you!

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  5. Such a perfect side dish! Quickly became a favorite at my house!

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  6. Now I'm craving a baked potato

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  7. These potatoes turned out fantastic! You're right, just like from a steakhouse!

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  8. Great tip to make these even faster by using the microwave! Yum!

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  9. I didn't realize these would be so easy to make! Great addition to my at home steak dinner tonight!

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  10. This is really good! I love the fresh rosemary! Thanks for the recipe!

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  11. I love baked potatoes. Looks delicious. I will give your recipe a try.

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