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Old 06-23-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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Baked Potatoes

How do you bake your paoatoes....in the microwave, in the oven or BBQ...sorry...grill??

Do you wrap them and if so what...tinfoil or saran wrap?

Do you stuff them before you bake?

What temp and how long do you cook them for using your method?

I ask this because I do all the above but I wonder what the best cooking time is for them. With out them ending up shrunk inside the skin. Doesn't happen all the time but last night it did...so wanted to know what others did or did not do.....

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Old 06-23-2004, 03:04 PM   #2
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If I do them in the microwave I just poke em all over and hit the potato button. If I am doing them on the BBQ I slice them horizontally about every 1/8th of an inch but not all the way through. I then toss butter and salt and pepper on and wrap in tinfoil. I do them about 1/2 hour on each side on the BBQ. They always turn out great for me. Good luck.
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K Alix....what if you don't a potatoe button. On the grgill...hehehe...I never have a problem but what of the microwave.....how many minutes does the potate button run for :o :D
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:59 AM   #4
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You would have to ask that wouldn't you. I think it is about 6 minutes for one potato and 17 for 4. I don't usually do other amounts so that is the best I can do. I think if you don't have a potato button you should maybe do the old 2 minutes on, poke check, two minutes on...etc until they feel done. Then you will know how long to go. Your wattage may be different than mine. Ooooo...that sounds a bit naughty! Heeheehee. Look out Tanis, if the boys get a hold of that one it could go far.
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Old 06-24-2004, 03:00 AM   #5
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I batter them in lard, sugar and salt. I deep fry them.... then dip them in butter. Im on that potato diet. :roll:
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That sounds like an EXCELLENT potatoe diet Sushi....

Alix....thanks for leaving that door wide open!

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Old 07-04-2004, 01:57 AM   #7
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If you don't have a potato button you can just poke a bunch of holes in the potato and put it in on high for about ten minutes. Mines comes out perfect. I slap the butter on it, sour cream, and I'm good.
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Potatoes

I usually "nuke" them for 7-10 minutes, depending on the size of the potato. Lately though I have been making Weight Watcher Oven Fries that are soaked in water and sugar and then seasoned and baked. We bought a french fry cutter from Bed, Bath & Beyond that is just awesome for cutting two sizes of fries... normal and thin. The healthy WW fry option is so much better than the deep-fried variation.
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Old 07-04-2004, 03:04 PM   #9
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Baked Potatoes

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I have a french fry cutter and potato slicer that my dad used when I was a kid..era 1940's or a little later. The dime store (Kresses or Woolworth'sI think) use to demo things at the front of the store like all the state Fairs do now. He loved to cook and always watched their demo's when he could.
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Old 07-07-2004, 01:00 PM   #10
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We do them in the wave and the cooker.
In the wave, we add just a touch of water. It depends on the size of tater as to how long we zap them. We turn half way through.

In the cooker, probably about 1 1/2 hours.
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