Introduction:I NEVER MET A POTATO I DIDN'T LIKE!
Baking a potato is the easiest way to fix potatoes. Once you have cleaned and pierced or wrapped your potato in foil, all you have to do is pop it in the oven and leave it until it's done. Baked in its skin is also retains the potato's higher nutritional value.
Though this will blow anyone's diet, to me there is nothing better than a huge volcanic mountain of fluffy white potatoes with a pad of butter placed on top and melting down the sides. Children generally love mashed potatoes and seldom change, even when reaching adultood.
Sometimes referred to as "stuffed" potatoes, the twice baked potato takes a bit of time to make, but is well worth the effort. When making twice baked potatoes, the first baking is best done the day before. This reserves more time for other cooking prep the actual day of the meal.
Whether you start with frozen shredded potatoes, or do it the old way by simply cutting up a potato from scratch and frying it in a skillet, there is a time and place for cooking potatoes this way. For most people, fried potatoes are reserved for a large breakfast treat. This will make the dieter cringe, but hey...not everyone is on a diet. Right?
I'm throwing this one in as an added treat. It's a Swedish baked potato and perfectly beautiful. Follow the recipe link below and you will see a picture of a potato cooked the Hasselback way. I guarantee you will want to try it. You'll be the talk of the town after serving Hasselback baked potatoes to your guests!
In rich countries dieters tend to stay away from potatoes because of their high caloric count and starch. It is, however, for this very reason that people in poor countries eat them as often as they can. They are rich in potassium...especially in and just beneath the skin. Natural potatos are known for their large amounts of vitamin C, and also contain calcium, iron, and phosphorus.
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