There are a zillion ways to make a baked potato.
I have finally found one that I love. 🙂
You need a single russet potato (I imagine this works with others, but these are my standard tater), or more.
Split potato(s) in half lengthways.
Put a bit of butter in a pan and heat the pan (medium to medium warm).
Set potato(s) in the pan with innards/guts down, and cook until they start to get a nice crisp/gold look.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350F. Once the potato(s) are cooked, set on a pan innards/guts side up, and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Place in pan and cook for 40 minutes, or until potato is soft.