Harvested by hand from the waters off Essex, England, Maldon sea salt crystals have a great crunch and a remarkably subtle, briny flavor. Uncomplicated foods, such as baked potatoes, show it off to its best advantage. Delicious, Quick Side Dishes
Preheat the oven to 450°. Pierce the potatoes all over with a fork. Arrange them on the oven rack and bake them for 1 3/4 to 2 hours, or until hard and crisp when tapped with a fork.
Using a serrated knife, split the potatoes without cutting them all the way through. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with Maldon salt and serve.
For the best crispy skin baked potatoes, wash, dry, pierce, and rub baking potatoes all over with EVOO and sprinkle with flake salt before baking at 400 degrees F. until the potatoes test done.