Preheat oven for 400 F.
Clean your potatoes very well and pat dry.
Start by slicing the bottom of the potato to make it stable. Then, chop the ends off.
Use chopsticks as a guard on each side of the potato to make small slices down each potato.
Mix olive oil, garlic, herbs and salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Generously coat each potato in the mixture ensuring enough gets into the cracks and crevasses.
Place on a pan and tent with tin foil. Bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of your potatoes.