Can I bake a bunch of baked potatoes one day, eat one, then throw the rest in the fridge and eat them as the week goes on?
I remember a Julia Child show on potatoes, and she said something like cool them down after cooking to avoid their developing a weird flavor. (Maybe it was some other tip to avoid a weird flavor?) At any rate, I've never noticed a weird flavor with leftover potatoes. I usually steam a 8 or 10 at a time, or more if they're smaller poatoes (I steam any type). Definitely not the same texture as when they're freshly cooked, but they work great for all sorts of things: potato salad, fried potatoes (hash browns), diced into a soup, just microwaved and eaten plain, or whatever. Maybe it's pleb, but meh, it's time-efficient. I've read cookbooks that suggest different types of potatoes as better suited for different purposes (yukon gold for potato salad, etc.), but for non-autists, they're all pretty interchangeable.
The skin gets dry/crispy in a normal oven, and stays moist in a microwave oven, and I find the inside is mushier with a microwave (probably fixable if you get the microwave power setting/duration right), but yeah a microwaved potato can be fine.
Once refrigerated, baked potatoes taste better cold than they do reheated.
And they do taste pretty good cold, with a bit of salt, as long as you cooked them nicely in the first place.
You can crisp the skin in the microwave if you just remove it a little early and unwrap it then put it back in. I usually throw it in the toaster oven to melt some cheese on top because if you have time to eat a baked potato you at least have time to do that.
Oh I wrap mine in foil when I do it in the oven anyway, so it doesn't get crispy regardless. I just prefer it that way. But yes it is a bit mushier in the microwave I guess, doesn't really bother me though. Usually if I'm eating a baked potato I'm just being a lazy fuck anyway.
First of all I've only done it exactly two times. I did it because I did not give a fuck, and didn't want to wait an hour for my potato. For that purpose, it's fine. If every meal is a sacred newborn child to you, then whatever dude I hope they're good at least.
I frequently throw 3-4 potatoes in the microwave and eat one each day, cold, slathered in mayo and whichever hot sauce I'm in the mood for.
(It's pretty much the same as making potato salad.)
It's more of a snack/small meal.
In pic related I had one while cooking a pizza, and ate it with a couple pickle slices and some pimento stuffed olives.
It's honestly much better than having to look at disgusting jack shit, reposted to the point where you can't pull up /ck/ at any time of the day without seeing his ugly face on the first page.
The captchas are in Russian, my friend.
Why don't I ever see you posting in fast food threads, or picky eater threads, or family/roommate rant threads?
This is a thread about a food that some people make for themselves, and sometimes enjoy. If you're going to say nobody cares, direct it at people who don't enjoy food and cooking.
I just learned that eating cold cooked potatoes lowers your risk of cancer when combined with red meat.
This thread inspired that journey of discovery.