A Conversation for Baked Potato Toppings and Fillings

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Post 1

psychocandy

Although wrapping the potato in foil prior to baking will make the jacket crispier, it also makes the texture of the potato mealier. If you prefer a flaky potato, skip the foil and stick it directly on the rack, or on a cookie sheet with a layer of rock salt.

Some of my favorite tater toppings are:

salsa (perferably chilled)

chili, grated cheese, and a bit of chopped onion

plain yogurt, cilantro, and diced cucumber and/or red onion

sauteed mushrooms (this one seems quite popular)

pizza sauce and grated mozzarella

caviar


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Post 2

owlatronas

caviar heeehhhhhhhh

you must have a very expensive taste

i like things like tuna and mayo

cheese and beans

curry

chilli con carne


oh by the way what are cilarto's ?????????/


the owl smiley - bat


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Post 3

psychocandy

Cliantro is an herb- the seeds are called coriander. it's very yummy!


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Post 4

psychocandy

Oh, and yes, I have a refined palate. smiley - winkeye


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Post 5

owlatronas

i know corriander as a herb but i'd never heard of it called cilantro before


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Post 6

psychocandy

oh, sorry. Coriander is the seeds and Cilantro is the leaves. smiley - smiley


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Post 7

owlatronas

i'm still no wiser and i used to be a chef


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Post 8

kelli - ran 2 miles a day for 2012, aiming for the same for 2013

It sounds like one fo those zucchini/courgette eggplant/aubergine deals to me - in the UK we have Corriander and Corriander seeds and in the US the equivalent is cilantro and corriander.

That sound right?

My faves are brie, stilton or grated mature cheddar. Anyone notice the cheese theme? Also cheddar and beans - the king af all jacket toppings. Cheese and tomato relish is good too, or at its most simple - a knob of salted butter. When feeling healthy you can't beat cold cottage cheese with onion and chives, or lightly dressed coleslaw. Mmmmmm...... smiley - drool

They must have crispy skin too - best achieved by brushing with vegetable oil and cooking start to finish in the oven, but also possible by nuking the potato in the microwave until cooked then sticking it under the grill for about 10 minutes, turning it over half way through.

smiley - cheers

smiley - puffk


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Post 9

kelli - ran 2 miles a day for 2012, aiming for the same for 2013

Oooooh. I forgot sour cream and fresh chopped chives. It is not fair to get me this hungry at 10 am!


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Post 10

psychocandy


One of my friends has just recommended chopped leftover corned beef and horseradish.


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Post 11

JesterTygg

I once heated up leftover Macaroni and Cheese. Wasn't too bad, actually. I've tried leftover spaghetti, but it takes a lot of getting used to, and may not be to everyone's taste.


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Post 12

owlatronas

i suppose any heated up leftovers are ok depends what u like ?

the owlsmiley - bat


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Post 13

psychocandy

I tried one for lunch with some scrambled egg, tomato, and green pepper. Yummy- kind of like one of those skillets you get at a diner, but without the skillet. smiley - smiley


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Post 14

owlatronas

sounds interesting i see u like experimenting with ur food then

the owl smiley - bat


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Post 15

psychocandy

Yep! I actually enjoy cooking, and like to be creative. I get tired of having the same things the same way every time. Sometimes, my experimentation has had less than desirable results, but I usually wind up with something rather pleasant.


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Post 16

owlatronas

i applaud your experimentation with food to try different tastes as an ex chef i again applaud u

the owlsmiley - bat


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Post 17

owlatronas

any new fillings i could possibly try out !!!!!!!

the owl smiley - bat


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Post 18

psychocandy

Over the weekend, I went to a place that served stuffed baked potatoes as an entree. I had one with creamed corn (they had it with or without chopped fried bacon). It was good. One of my friends had one with curry sauce and pineapple, and they also served one with sauerkraut.


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Post 19

owlatronas

this talking of food is making me feel hungry , some of those fillings sound really tasty

yhe owl smiley - bat


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Post 20

Barneys Bucksaws

We eat a lot of baked potatoes at our house - too lazy to do them any other way! One of our favorites is: Take big potatoes, and cut into them cross-wise three or four times - almost right through. Fill the slits with butter, sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder. Wrap in tin foil. Bake in the oven, on the barbecue, or on the coals of a camp fire. Yummy!!

Micorwaving potatoes: Don't forget to pierce the skins if you microwave potatoes - they make an awful mess if you don't and they explode.


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