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Windows 7: All Purpose Potatoes?

24 Mar 2017   #11
chefduane

Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1
 
 

Running nail through a potato serves two purposes: It does allow steam to escape to minimize the chance of explosion upon piercing the skin after cooking. Chefs do this by 'docking' the skin - poking holes in it with a fork. And when oven baking, the exposed portions of the nail will heat up through conduction (Newton's second law of thermodynamics) and transfer that heat into the inner portions of the potato supposedly cooking the potato quicker. If actually so, it would be negligible at best.

In all my years of professional cooking I have never seen this technique done by a Chef or a prep cook. Most just dock it and bake it. It can leave an unsightly hole and really annoys said tuber.
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24 Mar 2017   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
My favorite potato accessory is this



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My favorite potato accessories are my teeth.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chefduane View Post
Running nail through a potato serves two purposes: It does allow steam to escape to minimize the chance of explosion upon piercing the skin after cooking. Chefs do this by 'docking' the skin - poking holes in it with a fork. And when oven baking, the exposed portions of the nail will heat up through conduction (Newton's second law of thermodynamics) and transfer that heat into the inner portions of the potato supposedly cooking the potato quicker. If actually so, it would be negligible at best.

In all my years of professional cooking I have never seen this technique done by a Chef or a prep cook. Most just dock it and bake it. It can leave an unsightly hole and really annoys said tuber.


Truth be told, all I ever do is dock the skin.
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24 Mar 2017   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

warning   Warning
Please remove nail before cooking potato in Microwave


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24 Mar 2017   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
warning   Warning
Please remove nail before cooking potato in Microwave


Oopsie!
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24 Mar 2017   #15
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

If all this potato talk is making people hungry - I may have found a solution




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24 Mar 2017   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If all this potato talk is making people hungry - I may have found a solution







Curse you, Nigel! Until this, I wasn't hungry!
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24 Mar 2017   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
lol don't know about a nail but I always poke a hole in the middle I do not leave the object in though that would be a bad practice as shown since I have been using a microwave because it only takes about 5 minutes instead of 30-45 minute in an oven.

I've always liked au gratin but too lazy to cook it
Potatoes Au Gratin
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24 Mar 2017   #18
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Just have cheese on your baked potato, just give it 4 min 30.

cut and open up the potato add butter and cheese and give it another 2 mins.

You may need to adjust times to suit size of potato and personal taste
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24 Mar 2017   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not nearly the same as au grotin but is what I've been settling for only mom does it now now that is Texas chips
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24 Mar 2017   #20
chefduane

Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1
 
 

Doing au gratin is easy if you have a mandolin. Slice, lay taters in pan, cover with cream and cheese, bake till done. Garnish with chives. Charge $7.95 per portion. Oops!! (Didn't mean to include that tidbit!!!)
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