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Baked potato debate

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NeedACLeverNN Sat 23-Apr-16 21:48:14

Me and dh are having a debate over a baked mundane I know.

I think a baked potato should be cooked in the oven. Takes longer I know but it's how you get that lovely crispy skin

He cooks them by whacking them in the microwave first then finishing them off under the grill. It's quicker and there not much difference in taste but that's not the point.

So wise ones....who is right?

please say me or I will never live this down. He is sat here with a smug look on his face

Blue2014 Sat 23-Apr-16 21:50:30

If you had only said microwave you'd have won me over, but microwave and then grill?! What kind of genius is that? Sorry, he wins (and thanks for the tip)

dementedpixie Sat 23-Apr-16 21:52:05

It's microwave and then oven for a shorter amount of time than just using the oven.

ghostyslovesheep Sat 23-Apr-16 21:52:15

I get frozen ones - they are nice and in between the 2

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 23-Apr-16 21:52:38

You are. Though if I'm in a hurry I microwave them and finish them off in the oven - not the grill. They aren't as good though.

PS baked potatoes are the food of the Gods.

PPS you're the only other person I know who says "baked" potatoes. Everyone else says "jacket" potatoes.

Pinkheart5915 Sat 23-Apr-16 21:52:54

Has to be cooked in the oven in this house

CaveMum Sat 23-Apr-16 21:53:28

Best thing is to pop them in the slow cooker in the morning (pierce the skins, wrap in foil and put a bit of water in the bottom of the cooker). Then in the evening put them in a very hot oven for 15/20 mins to crisp up the skin.

Cakescakescakes Sat 23-Apr-16 21:53:56

Oven! The best way.

NeedACLeverNN Sat 23-Apr-16 21:54:06

Glad you have a nice new tip blue but shame on you!! grin

And I chop and change. Sometimes I say baked sometimes I say jacket.

FaithAscending Sat 23-Apr-16 21:54:21

Microwave on the 'potato' setting. Then finish off in the oven. Quick way to do it but they are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Yummy!

starry0ne Sat 23-Apr-16 21:54:27

I do microwave finish in the oven.. I have also done in slow cooker..Cooker are the nicest however microwave and oven if don't want to spend an hour smelling potato cooking

Diamogs Sat 23-Apr-16 21:54:27

Neither of you, microwave to cooked then 15 minutes in a really hot oven. Inside nice and fluffy, outside lovely and crispy and takes much less time.

BreconBeBuggered Sat 23-Apr-16 21:54:40

My own method is a sort of compromise: I heat them up in the microwave to save a bit of time, but the oven does the actual cooking. If you cook them right through in the microwave the texture is wrong.

Dontneedausername Sat 23-Apr-16 21:54:45

Microwave, the into hot oven to crisp up the skin smile

Doobydoo Sat 23-Apr-16 21:54:55

If microwave owner. Use that then oven. If not oven. Love Baked spuds

BikeRunSki Sat 23-Apr-16 21:55:11

Aga, bottom oven for several hours is best by miles.
Then oven cooked
The oven/microwave combo
Then frozen ones
All these are fine; I often take the frozen ones for work.

Ordinary spuds, just microwaved are revolting and unacceptable.

chickenowner Sat 23-Apr-16 21:55:47

Microwave and then oven. :-)

Coconut0il Sat 23-Apr-16 21:55:47

We always microwave then use the oven to crisp up.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Sat 23-Apr-16 21:55:49

1st choice - wrapped in foil in a real fire
2nd choice - oven
3rd choice - microwave followed by oven
4th choice - microwave only (DD prefers soft skin so I do them like this for her).

MillieMoodle Sat 23-Apr-16 21:55:51

I do microwave then oven to crisp up as I don't seem to be organised enough to put them in the oven for long enough to cook properly. But they do taste better in just the oven!

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sat 23-Apr-16 21:56:00

Oven or camp fire in foil.

It seems so simple, you have to wonder how spud-u-like manage to charge so much for getting it so spectacularly wrong.

Defnotsupergirl Sat 23-Apr-16 21:56:46

I say baked potato, as did my Gran, as does my mum...... Oven is best-wrapped in tinfoil with a skewer through

FeelingSmurfy Sat 23-Apr-16 21:56:58

I don't like microwave potatoes, they taste different, oven all the way for me

5minutestobed Sat 23-Apr-16 21:59:59

Oven definitely, microwave is just not the same.

threestars Sat 23-Apr-16 22:03:21

Here, it's microwaved, taken out and brushed with olive oil & salt, then blasted in the oven to crisp up the skins.

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