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Starting trouble!!! Flame War!

Angie2BAngie2B Posts: 543
edited 3:39PM in EggHead Forum
OK I can't help it ........this has been eating away at me for months!!! Here goes..

I think putting EVOO on baked potatoes makes them taste "reheated". Use good ole butter instead.

Let the flames begin.

I know I'm a trouble maker... :woohoo:
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  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,359
    Oh boy! I'm gonna settle in with a beer and some popcorn for this one! 8 - ) I like mine with EVOO and salt and cook 'em on "hi" 'till the skin is nice & crisp..
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,486
    i use lard and salt before baking. then as much as a whole stick of butter when eating a big baked potatoe. evoo isnt for cooking.
  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Butter??? To paraphrase Monty Python "I wave my (baked potatoes) in your direction". Bacon drippings! Anything else is unAmerican. :whistle:
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,486
    i just really like butter, i even fry bacon in it. nothin better than dropping in egg into a quarter inch of butter and bacon grease, fried over easy on a sunday morning
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,359
    Now this is getting good!! 8 - 0
  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    Can't we all just get along - evoo AND butter! :P
  • ThrRoffThrRoff Posts: 169
    We are EVOO fans, as we also have a Cholesterol war to think about.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    Couldn't agree more fish......
  • Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
    Agree with the evo and sea salt then bake high to make real cripy. Sometime I get wondering and the skin turns a little black. Then load it up with good old butter. I sick or two....LOL....don't show this post to my DR. cause if the butter don't kill me he will. LOL....
  • evoo...a rub of chipotle seasoned salt...naked on a 400* egg direct for about 2 hrs or so...you will have the softest baked tater EVER!
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i wash mine and put it on the egg naked 400 degrees until it is soft... no seasoning or anything. i season it when it gets done. i don't eat the skin so no reason to season it!!!!!!!


    :whistle:

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,359
    Good point! Hey... Anyone ever try it on popcorn? Yummo!!!
  • Angie2BAngie2B Posts: 543
    OH NO.....that's crazy talk!!! Nothing on your tator!! Luke, Luke come to the dark side (uh I mean butter side)!! :ohmy:
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    now the inside is a diffrent situation. but i do not eat the skin no reason to waste seasonings.

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,486
    the skin makes a great pocket to fill with butter. best part of the potato imho
  • Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
    Wow dude thats the best part is nice crispy skin. But then I don't eat a lot of things to.
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    you might want to talk to my dad he was always trying to make us eat the skin it did not work to well cause he did not like to eat his and he kept on saying do as i say not as i do :blush:

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
    Wow I thought I was the only one that put the butter into the skin once the tater is gone. Butter salt & pepper. It don't get any better then that.
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    oh yea mom used to make mashed potatos and she would save the skins... when she would get a ziplock bag full she would get the deep fryer out and fry them and salt them tasted great. but by the time i have eaten a potato i have already consumed a steak, salad, and usuallly some corn, so why ruin all of that with eating the skin last makes me want to :sick:

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • Angie2BAngie2B Posts: 543
    Oh no......(slinking from room).......I don't put butter on my popcorn........(running away before the flames get too hot!)
  • milesofsmilesmilesofsmiles Posts: 1,342
    All of the above..or below??? Plus sweet tatters. Gotts love this thread..
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,359
    Hee, hee...
  • No trouble you are wrong
  • KCKC Posts: 91
    Gotta hand it to you Angie, when you start a food fight its a good one... :laugh:
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    What is "reheated"? Don't you eat everything the first time round? Leftovers? What the heck is that? :laugh:
    The Naked Whiz
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Here Here!!!!

    Add to that a country rib cook with some great Q sauce. Put those crispy spuds on a plate, some ribes. Butter the sput good then add more Q sauce to the ribs and spud.

    As Toni says Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!!!

    GG
  • BigTBigT Posts: 385
    Angie2B wrote:
    Oh no......(slinking from room).......I don't put butter on my popcorn........(running away before the flames get too hot!)

    As the late Ernest P.T. (Power Tools) Worrell (Jim Varney) used to say to the movie guy asking him if he wanted butter on his popcorn-

    "Butter? Why treat me special? Just give me the yellow grease you're givin' everyone else."
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    One of the best baked taters that I can remember is as a Boy Scout we pulled them out of the ground and just buried them under the hot coals.Just might have to try that again.What the heck you guys throw a steak right on top of the coals and rave about it.Seems like the tater might get another chance.Looks like I might have to do a side of them tonight along with the pizza cook.
  • DynaGreaseballDynaGreaseball Posts: 1,409
    This is exactly why God made Zocor. Butter is better.
  • Michael BMichael B Posts: 986
    Butter.
    But cut them in half and scoop the potato out before serving.
    Cut the skins in quarters, add a little chili, brisket, what ever is in the fridge that looks good, top with shredded cheddar cheese and put them back in the Egg 'till heated through and the cheese is melted.
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