Potatoes With Bay Leaves

(from saymyname’s recipe box)

Source: Mark Bittman

Serves 4 people

Categories: Mark Bittman, Potatoes, Side Dish


  • 4 baking potatoes
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 8 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (or melted butter)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Make a deep slit lengthwise in each potato, almost to the point of cutting it in half.

  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper inside the potatos and tuck in the bay leaves, 2 per potato.

  4. Put the potatoes in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil, smearing some on the insides as well as making sure the outsides are well coated.

  5. Push the potato halves back together; sprinkle their outsides with salt and pepper.

  6. Bake for about 1 hour; the potatoes are done when you can easily poke a thin-bladed knife right through them; serve immediately.

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