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Old 03-05-2015, 10:28 AM   #1
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Do baked potatoes need refrigerated?

I baked two large potatoes last night and forgot to take them out of the oven. Do I throw them out or are they OK to be eaten today?

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Old 03-05-2015, 10:51 AM   #2
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I believe the correct answer is throw them out.

I myself would probably fry them up for lunch!

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Old 03-05-2015, 11:24 AM   #3
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If they were wrapped in foil absolutely throw them out. They are a botulism risk.
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:33 PM   #4
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I did that once. Well, more than once. Scrubbed them clean, then threw them on the rack alongside something else I was baking. Took dinner out, turned the oven off, and planned to leave the potatoes in to finish baking with the residual heat. Remembered them when I went to get them out of the refrigerator for the next evening's dinner. Used them, ate them, we're both alive. Never did get as much as a burp from them. That was our experience. You might have a different one, so use at your own risk.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:39 PM   #5
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I'd probably use them too. I'm a lot more cautious with meats.
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:22 PM   #6
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I'd probably use them too, maybe twice baked.
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:59 PM   #7
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I'd toss them. Taters are cheap. A hospital visit is not.
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:53 PM   #8
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Googled, and found this: Do Potatoes Need To Be Refrigerated After Being Baked?

So I guess now I'd toss 'em!
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:59 PM   #9
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Yep, toss them.
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:27 PM   #10
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I am somewhat surprised by the number of members who do not read who is posting the question and how long that person has been a member.

Having said this, .....

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