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Subject: Baking Potatoes Researched
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: checkedmate[at]my-deja.com
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 21:47:25 GMT
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The San Francisco Chronicle of September 9 had an
article where they tested and tested different
techniques for baking potatoes.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1999/09/15/FD12830.DTL

It included this microwave technique that seems sensible:
"In a time crunch, you can microwave a potato for 5
minutes, then finish it in a 350-degree oven for 10
minutes. The oven helps crisp the skin and dry out
the flesh so it's not dense and gluey like the potato
fully baked in a microwave."

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From: cfb 
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 22:33:09 GMT
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This may sound good in theory, but a potato will not crisp up in 10 minutes,
it takes a good hour at a high temperature to do this.  :-))

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From: Steve C. 
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 01:51:07 GMT
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> "In a time crunch, you can microwave a potato for 5
> minutes, then finish it in a 350-degree oven for 10
> minutes. The oven helps crisp the skin and dry out

Sorry... don't believe it for a second... or 10 minutes... ;-)

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From: penmart10[at]aol.com (Sheldon)
Date: 30 Sep 1999 16:56:02 GMT
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Steve C. writes:
>Sorry... don't believe it for a second... or 10 minutes... ;-)

There is nothing to believe or to disbelieve... 'crispness' and 'dryness' are
both qualitative and subjective attributes, on a highly personal level...
tantamount to being able to accurately determine whose/which orgasms are more
intense and by what method.  Obviously MMV (Mileage May Vary).  Potato Head, 10
minutes is more than adequate, SteverinO! :::hehehe:::

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From: Naldo 
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 19:57:50 +0100
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>It included this microwave technique that seems sensible:
>"In a time crunch, you can microwave a potato for 5

I totally agree. I often cook very large potatoes in the microwave before
putting them on the BBQ maybe for 30mins turning regularly. You dont get
better than this for
a crispy skin and fluffy inside - and the flavour...


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