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Subject: Baked Potato Blues
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Scott Brundage 
Date: 4 Feb 98 06:44:20 GMT
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O.K. There are baked potatos with butter and salt and pepper, baked
potatos with bacon bits, baked potatos with sour cream.

But there must be more! My happiness does not depend upon finding
some innovative ways of making or eating baked potatos but it would help!
Any suggestions?

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From: Bob Y. 
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 04:28:34 -0600
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Well, you can top them with shredded cheese, chili, salsa, darned near
anything you can think of.

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From: mardi[at]wctravel.com (Mardi Wetmore)
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 03:12:48 GMT
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My favorite addition (and it can be low in fat depending on the amount
of cheese) is a mixture of fat free sour cream and gorgonzola cheese.
Sometimes I also add diced green onion tops.

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From: Becca 
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 08:05:09 -0600
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At work one day, I put nothing but lemon-pepper on my baked potato, and
I loved it.

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From: Becca 
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 08:59:10 -0600
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For baked potato ideas, here are a couple of links from my bookmarks:

http://www.panix.com/~donwiss/potato/
http://www.ajlc.waterloo.on.ca/Recipies/Baked_Potato.html
http://www.primenet.com/~andspud/ 

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From: Charlie Liam 
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 00:32:15 -0800
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Becca wrote:
> At work one day, I put nothing but lemon-pepper on my baked potato, and
> I loved it.

Have you tried Penzey's "Florida Seasoned Pepper"? That stuff is
awesome.

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From: stan[at]thunder.temple.edu (Stan Horwitz)
Date: 4 Feb 1998 15:13:27 GMT
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A baked potato with any meltable cheese on top makes for a nice dinner.

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From: antispam[at]ucs.indiana.edu (Mimi W. Tzeng)
Date: 4 Feb 1998 16:38:35 GMT
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Unless I'm really lazy, I usually saute some onions, garlic, and mushrooms
together (in olive oil) and put that into the potato. Then I add things 
like garlic salt, black pepper, paprika, red pepper, (not necessarily all 
at once!), chives, butter, sour cream/plain yogurt, grated cheddar. I
recently tried some black olives in this mix and it worked quite well 
also. If I'm really ambitious, I steam or boil some broccoli, too. I
imagine that the cheese sauce from macaroni and cheese would work well,
but haven't tried that yet. 

Think of it like any other starch that you would add things to (pasta, 
rice, etc.) Basically, it's limited by your tastebuds and imagination. ;) 

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From: dabluez 
Date: 4 Feb 1998 16:58:30 GMT
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I like chili on my baked taters.... especially the last few months of this
pregnancy...all I want is SALT SALT SALT!

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From: malfdn[at]aol.com
Date: 4 Feb 1998 17:23:10 GMT
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There is a bulletin board which can answer your potato question.  The BB can be
found at http://www.homenfamily.com.


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