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Can someone tell me why my roast potato wedges are foaming???!! [shock!]

(16 Posts)
DANCESwithDumbledore Thu 02-Aug-07 17:14:44

It's the first time I've used a new baking tray to cook potatoes (have cooked biscuits on it already) it's metallic rather than non-stick tray. Is that anything to do with it?

MrsBadger Thu 02-Aug-07 17:16:27


no idea I'm afraid

raspberryberet Thu 02-Aug-07 17:16:41

What kind of oil are you roasting them in? Some oils foam.

DANCESwithDumbledore Thu 02-Aug-07 17:17:50

just olive oil....weird eh?!

DANCESwithDumbledore Thu 02-Aug-07 17:18:02

Mrs long now?

raspberryberet Thu 02-Aug-07 17:19:25

Yep - weird

Butter would foam, but olive oil shouldn't.

CountessDracula Thu 02-Aug-07 17:19:58

did you wash them in fairy liquid?

raspberryberet Thu 02-Aug-07 17:20:54

The tray hasn't got unrinsed washing up liquid or something on it, has it?

raspberryberet Thu 02-Aug-07 17:21:14


legalalien Thu 02-Aug-07 17:22:42

CD / rb - PMSL!

cremolafoam Thu 02-Aug-07 17:23:12

are they mc cains or a frozen type? sometimes these are coated in oil or butter which can foam up as they are cooking.

MrsBadger Thu 02-Aug-07 17:27:03

three weeks, dances, three weeks...

DANCESwithDumbledore Thu 02-Aug-07 17:28:57

Ah...well...I think I figured it out (washing liquid it was not...) I had them on the same tray as some sausages and I think the fat from the sausages (bleurgh) was what was bubbling round the edge of the potatoes. Honestly, I buy those 'nice' butchers choice sausages with the cheeky chappy Oliver promise of 'no knobbly bits' and then the damn things start foaming!

DANCESwithDumbledore Thu 02-Aug-07 17:30:15

THREE WEEKS! NO WAY!!!!! I can't believe it...

massages shoulders
makes cup of raspberry leaf tea
passes over mahoooosive bar of chocolate

MrsBadger Thu 02-Aug-07 17:31:16

[politely hands back raspberry leaf tea and refrains from mentioning it tastes FOUL]

DANCESwithDumbledore Thu 02-Aug-07 17:39:01

HA! Never tried it. I had jasmine tea (also utterly foul) on the monday I was 37 weeks and on the Thursday my waters broke...didn't wanted to presume ...just wanted to strengthen your uterus or whatever it does

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