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Old August 12th, 2005, 01:58 PM
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It seems like more and more resturants are mashing potatoes with skin pieces mixed in them or are making fries with the skins on. Perhaps this is supposed to be trendy or healthy, however I believe the main reason is that it is flat cheaper not to peel the potatoes. .
I like my fries and mashed potatoes sans skins, but I still love old fashined baked potato skins.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 02:09 PM
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I like the skins because it is subtle proof that the mashed potatoes aren't canned or processed. Skins on fries also give the impression the food is fresh rather than from "Sysco."
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Old August 12th, 2005, 02:11 PM
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Paul,
The majority of nutrients are in the skins and it's far healthier for you to eat the potato skins.

Isn't that nice. <VBG>

I'm with you. I want my mashed potatoes without skins. I really dislike "smashed" potatoes. Most of the time they are lazily cleaned, poorly cooked and the skins are boiled to the cosistency of well.........skin. I have quit ordering them. It's also a lot less labor intensive.

If I want this I will order tiny whole or red potatoes and do it myself.

I also love the skin of a well baked potato. I always wonder how well it was washed but unless you can see dirt or taste grit you have to have faith.

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Old August 12th, 2005, 02:14 PM
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Chuck:

Old restaurant trick. Take half real mashed or smashed potatoes and half mix. Customer still thinks their getting the real thing and you use less product. Tastes better than full instant or powdered but it still isn't very good.

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I came from a house, where my Mom made potatoes every night, and for a little woman,she ate a mountain....all without skins....I was over a friends house one day, and she asked me to get her a CAN of potatoes for her from the cabinet..I was flabergasted! How, and why, would potatoes be in a can! It just amazed me!

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I love skins on mashed taters! add some cream cheese and blue cheese and it's perfection
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Now you're talking, CA. YUM!!!!!

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Old August 12th, 2005, 07:26 PM
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I love them with and without skins.......as the mood strikes.

And Phyll......He makes the BEST!!! The blue cheese is the secret!

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What are you all talking about????? Skins play in Washington I think!

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Old August 12th, 2005, 11:01 PM
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What skins?

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I have not eaten a potato in a very long time. I used to mash them with skins, cream and sharp cheese and garlic. As for french fries I used to just like them without the skins.

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If I want skins, I'll order a baked potato. Or I'll order stuffed skins. But in with the mashed? I think not, nutritious or not. And as for my fries, I take them with malt vinegar and salt every time. Ooh-ahh! None of that ketchup for moi.

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