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Old 11-10-2007, 05:49 PM   #31
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Yes, but if you smear a potato with butter, wrap it in foil and bake it in the oven, it comes out entirely different than one simply pricked and set on the grate to bake...

Actually, when you wrap a potato in foil and put it into a hot oven, you are steaming it. The moisture within the potato is trapped inside the foil and steams it. That's why you get a thin, miost skin using this process.
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:06 PM   #32
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Next time I order a baked potato in a restaurant and I'm looking at a potato wrapped in foil on my plate, I will send it back then
I would like to see the look on the server's face when I tell them I did not order it steamed

I know what you're saying though.
But why wouldn't it be considered boiled in butter, since I'll bet the butter is bubbling beneath the foil? When I think steamed I think something that heats a medium that creates steam that surrounds, not something immersed in the medium already.

And all this is what the original poster was getting at.... Funny how the name of food and the cooking methods can vary when basically you are cooking the stuff the same way.... roast prime rib, baked ham
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:50 PM   #33
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LOL - if you play the semantics game and look for all the exceptions to the rules - you're going to be as confused as a dog with two tails!
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:04 PM   #34
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Baking/roasting is *completely* different from broiling/grilling. The former cooks via the hot air, while the latter cooks via heat energy transmitted directly from source to food.

Else I'm completely confused.
I'm confused too, but it's a fun thread.

If I put a roast on my gas grille's rotisserie and grill or roast or broil or bake it....Umm...does it matter if the cover is open or closed?
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:06 AM   #35
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I'm confused too, but it's a fun thread.

If I put a roast on my gas grille's rotisserie and grill or roast or broil or bake it....Umm...does it matter if the cover is open or closed?

YES! It absolutely matters!
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YES! It absolutely matters!
Thanks, I thought it might.
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