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Oven Temperaturre[edit]

What about oven temperature? I sugests the temperature of venus. Is this too hot? And in the grill is'n tthe temperature much more variable with the foil? 200C is a good oven setting. Spearing the potato with a metal skewer helps with both evenness and speed of cooking. (talk)

Restricted diets[edit]

Hi: does anyone know why someone on a restricted diet is told to eat only baked potatoes, but not to eat the skin it is baked in. I have searched many sites and cannot find a solution. Thanks for any help you can give me. yoe

Well I suppose if the skin is coated in oil it would be high fat. I personally don't like eating the skin.-- 18:04, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Should this be added to the article? Banime (talk) 19:28, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
Yoe, can you tell us about what kind of "restricted" diet you're on. What's the goal of the diet? Allergen avoidance? Weight loss? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:50, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Baking large quantity of potatoes[edit]

how long does it take and at what temperature do you bake 25 potatoes wrapped in foil ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:27, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

This is not a how-to guide, simply an encyclopedia. Try searching for recipes and instructions on baked potato cooking Banime 12:46, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

This article mentioned in the media[edit]

See [1]. Badagnani (talk) 21:11, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

tuna mayonnaise[edit]

Is "tuna mayonnaise" actually a single topping, or should there be a comma between these words? (If this does exist, it's one of the grossest things I've ever heard of.) -- Fyrefly (talk) 22:43, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Certainly exists as tuna mayo in the UK, Thon Mayonnaise in France. Thun salat in Germany and tuna salad here in the USA (well the east coast anyway) Phil aka Geotek (talk) 21:43, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Vitamins under skin[edit]

The claim that most vitamins, minerals etc. are under the skin is probably a misconception stemming from mixup with other items such as apples See thisStraight Dope article for an example. --Sarefo (talk) 20:47, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Quote - Despite the popular notion, the majority of nutrients are not found in the skin, but in the potato itself. Nonetheless, leaving the skin on the potatoes retains all the nutrients, the fiber in the skin and makes potatoes easier to prepare. From Washington State Potato Commission. Based on this I guess like you suggest there is some misconception about the skin. Geotek (talk) 23:43, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Cream cheese and cream[edit]

You keep deleting two of the most common ingredients that are traditionally added to a baked potato, cheese and sour cream. Besides that, you are inserting one or two new ingredients, cream cheese and sometimes also cream, and I can find no evidence that either of these is commonly applied to a baked potato.
In regard to cheese and sour cream, please stop deleting those. They are popular additions to a baked potato.
In regard to cream cheese and cream, neither of those articles mentions anything about them being used for baked potatoes. People add cream and sometimes cream cheese to mashed potatoes, but I’ve never heard of anyone putting cream on a baked potato. What evidence is there that cream cheese is a common addition? —Stephen (talk) 07:14, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
A google search for "cream cheese" "baked potato" (including quotes), gives over 700,000 results.
"Chili con carne" "baked potato" gives just over 36,000 and "tuna mayonnaise" gives just over 6000.
The last 2 are in the article, so why not cream cheese?, which is evidently very common. (talk) 19:22, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

burst? explode? rupture?[edit]

for describing what a microwaved potato might do. .burst is the most apt description. look in a dictionary and stop the edit war please. AAFTS (talk) 11:46, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

"Burst (verb) a. To come open or fly apart suddenly or violently, especially from internal pressure. b. To explode." That unpricked potatoes explode in microwaves is a myth. Potatoes simply do not hold that kind of pressure. They can, however, split or rupture - a far less violent process than "bursting." GwenChan 13:19, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Edit warring over Idaho section[edit]

Please discuss on the talk page the proposed removal of sourced material before removing it from the article. Please seek consensus before unilaterally removing content that other editors believe is sourced and relevant. Unsourced material may be challenged or removed at anytime, but there should be valid (policy, guideline, sourcing) rationale for removing properly sourced material. The section on Idaho has been restored and the article protected for autoconfirmed users only. --Mike Cline (talk) 14:53, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Lose Idaho[edit]

Idaho is a place where potatoes are grown but has no relevance to the baking of them.. This entire section should be deleted. (talk) 14:55, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

no--keep it. how baked potatoes are grown, marketed, promoted and advertised is highly relevant and Idaho & RR interests play major role. Rjensen (talk) 07:07, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Wikipedia is not your personal marketing platform! — (talk) 14:37, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Question top right photo interpretation[edit]

The caption states: Hollywood star Lillian Russell shows off the difference between the railroad's large potatoes (top) and the common varieties (bottom) in this promotional postcard." But if you look closely at the photo, I contend that the items in the top are bags of potatoes not LARGE POTATOES. They are not shaped like potatoes and you can the where the seam is in some bags. I don't know where that leaves the photo but I would welcome additional opinions to see if I may be right. If not, well, I still think I"m right. Thanks (talk) 08:57, 1 December 2013 (UTC)Modgod

I agree completely. The original eBay auction the image was taken from mentions nothing about two sizes of potatoes. Those are sacks of potatoes in the background. The image goes well with the "Idaho" section, but the caption needs correction. (this refers to the Lillian Russell postcard image) Huw Powell (talk) 20:58, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Baked potatoes in Sweden[edit]

I feel the section regarding Sweden should be removed or rewritten. As a Swede, I can point out that while baked potatoes are not unheard of in Sweden, they are far from common, much less so "very popular". Further, few restaurants serve baked potatoes, and in those few places it is served as a side dish. Potatoes in Sweden are served almost exclusively boiled. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:15, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Potatoes are NOT part of a “healthy diet”.[edit]

Despite the popular misconception that potatoes are fattening, baked potatoes can be used as part of a healthy diet.[3]

In actual reality, such dense short carbohydrates are the cause of the intestinal inflammation that causes obesity, including having any problems with fat in the first place: “Comparison with ancestral diets suggests dense acellular carbohydrates promote an inflammatory microbiota, and may be the primary dietary cause of leptin resistance and obesity

Whoever wrote that line seems to live behind the moon (of ignorance) since the early 60s, or works for a certain “lobby”, well-known for its sock-puppets.
The reference is fake, by the way. The book itself does not offer anything close to a credible source. (talk) 14:35, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

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