You can quote me on that.
Okay, I was going to try to tweet the recipe on Twitter and realized it was just too much trouble...the whole 140 characters bit.
So, here you go. This is a "Gram Original", so you can thank her for that...I just didn't cook them with her this time.
Now...here's something new...food blogging via iPhone camera!
Grab your potatoes. You'll probably want to over-estimate the amount you'll need, otherwise you'll run out and your family will give you dirty looks because they want more of that magical deliciousness that you just served them.
Cut those bad boys in half length-wise:
Then, cut a cute little "star slit" in them (look closely to see the star...you know, like an X with a line through it top to bottom):
Next, put them cut side up on a cookie sheet, put a big glob of butter on top, with a generous sprinkle of season salt:
And put them in a 450* oven for 10-15 minutes, then flip them, reduce heat to 375 and cook for another 45. I like to crank up the temp for a bit at the end...when the bottom side (cut side) is dark brown and crispy?
Choirs of angels will sing.
You will declare your undying love and gratitude of me.
You may even cry a few tears of total and utter bliss.
For the record, I used 12 potatoes tonight. And it wasn't nearly enough.
Gram's Half-Baked Potatoes
Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Cut a "star slit" in each potato half. Place cut side up on baking sheet and top each half with a big dollop of butter (a pat, perhaps?) and a generous sprinkle of season salt. I don't have amounts because it will always vary on the # of potatoes and the size of the potato, but you'll want to "coat" each potato half with season salt. (See above photo.) Bake at 450* for 10-15 minutes, flip cut side down, reduce head to 375 and bake for 30 min. Or until bottoms are dark golden brown and crisp. You can bump the heat back up near the end of baking to really get the bottoms delicious!