This is how I bake my potatoes. Since I rarely have time to do all oven, I compromise. Microwave and oven 🙂
Set the oven to 400 degrees. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a low rack to collect any potential drippings.
First, poke holes in the potatoes with a fork. Then rub down potatoes in oil (olive or basil or whatever) then salt with kosher salt.
Put the potatoes in the microwave for 3-4 minutes (depending on size).
Then place potatoes in oven directly on the oven rack.
Bake for around 45 minutes until tender when pierced.
*note… the time will depend on the size of the potatoes. For little guys, start checking them at 40 mins or so, but for big 4inch+ sized potatoes the 45 mins is pretty accurate.
*also of note… If you are using convection decrease the temp… so 375 for 45mins…