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Old 12-29-2008, 04:07 PM   #21
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:08 PM   #22
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No, no, no!

Bake the potato, throw out half the white stuff, add butter and chocolate, with whipped cream on top.

There ya go!

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ps: some bacon??
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I like potatoes but only eat them in small amounts as part of something else.
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Now this thread is on the right track. Recipe so far: bake the potato, throw out the white part and fill the jacket with chocolate, add whip cream.
I was at my local hangout one evening for dinner back in the late 70's, and the somewhat smart@ss waitress asked me if I wnated gravy on my mashed potatoes. Knowing she was usually a smart@ss, I responded accordingly with "NO, I want chocolate syrup on 'em...whatdya think?!"

A few minutes later she reappears with a small side dish of mashed 'taters with chocolate syrup on 'em. Says if I actually eat 'em all up, she'd buy my dinner that night. Never make such an offer to a crazy person! I ate 'em all up, and then enjoyed a very nice steak dinner with all the trimmings...and dessert.....for FREE! She had to buy!!!
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No, no, no!

Bake the potato, throw out half the white stuff, add butter and chocolate, with whipped cream on top.

There ya go!

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ps: some bacon??

Can I then deep fry it?
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Can I then deep fry it?
I believe you have to deep fry it before you put the whipped cream on,
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I believe you have to deep fry it before you put the whipped cream on,
I don't know, some deep fried whip cream sounds mighty tasty.
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Hersey's, Dove, Lindt taken straight(it was a good Christmas) - plus Triple Chocolate cookie batter from the 9th grader's school catalog selling door to door.

For desert - baked potato's stuffed with cheese, chives, bacon bits and topped with sour cream and some bacon strips beer battered and deep fryed in Zatarain's Chicken fry.

heh heh heh - Plus a multi vitamin for a well balanced meal.
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Unclemick, I think you covered all major food groups except beer.

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Unclemick, I think you covered all major food groups except beer.

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Unclemick, I think you covered all major food groups except beer.

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Huh-uh! "....bacon strips beer battered and deep fried...."

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Hersey's, Dove, Lindt taken straight(it was a good Christmas) - plus Triple Chocolate cookie batter from the 9th grader's school catalog selling door to door.

For desert - baked potato's stuffed with cheese, chives, bacon bits and topped with sour cream and some bacon strips beer battered and deep fryed in Zatarain's Chicken fry.

heh heh heh - Plus a multi vitamin for a well balanced meal.
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Now this thread is on the right track. Recipe so far: bake the potato, throw out the white part and fill the jacket with chocolate, add whip cream.

Nah, our mom taught us the best way to eat the skins is with a big hunk o' salted butter inside. She loved them skins but would often sacrifice hers up to me and my sister, who would fight over them.

Bad thing about Italy: available potatoes are all thin-skinned.
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I try and avoid white potatoes as I read somewhere they are bad for you, but can't remember where. Instead I have switched to eating yams which are much healthier for you. Luckily we like the taste of yams.
My doctor told me to avoid white potatoes so we switched to sweet potatoes or yams. Much better for you. We do them in a steamer. Twenty minutes for two big ones. I like mine with margerine and salt. Wife puts honey on hers. We've also gotten away from "white" pasta.
All of that stuff now comes in whole wheat. We don't eat any of the white breads, potatoes or pasta anymore. Just special occasions like New Years Eve--couple big porterhouse steaks with sauteed mushrooms and of course a big 'ol baked potato with sour cream. Yummy!
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White potatoes turn to sugar in your gut. Not much good about that. Humans didn't eat a significant quantity of anything like modern potatoes until the evolutionarily insignificant interval of a few thousand years ago. As a traditional, holiday comfort food, why not? As a daily staple, not on my table.
Everything turns to sugar at some point in your body. It's not a problem unless it's combined with overeating, obesity, or a disease like diabetes. Which, unfortunately I have now. So I have to avoid them.

However, they also have a ton of potassium, which is one of the minerals we have a hard time getting enough of. National Academy of Sciences Recommends More Potassium, Potato #1 Source | Business Wire | Find Articles at BNET

Thereby proving my theory that in a few years the medical establishment will announce that lard and chocolate are the cure for all known ailments.
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For desert - baked potato's stuffed with cheese, chives, bacon bits and topped with sour cream and some bacon strips beer battered and deep fryed in Zatarain's Chicken fry.

heh heh heh - Plus a multi vitamin for a well balanced meal.
I didn't know they come any other way.
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My doctor told me to avoid white potatoes so we switched to sweet potatoes or yams. Much better for you. We do them in a steamer. Twenty minutes for two big ones. I like mine with margerine and salt. Wife puts honey on hers. We've also gotten away from "white" pasta.
All of that stuff now comes in whole wheat. We don't eat any of the white breads, potatoes or pasta anymore. Just special occasions like New Years Eve--couple big porterhouse steaks with sauteed mushrooms and of course a big 'ol baked potato with sour cream. Yummy!
So what is the difference in nutritional composition between white potatoes and sweet potatoes? The local farm grows a variety of sweet potatoes (which were apparently the largest crop in NJ before WWII, to my amazement), so we have been eating more sweet potatoes these days what with eat local and all that.
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I don't know, some deep fried whip cream sounds mighty tasty.
Y'all need to come to the Texas State Fair next year. If you can eat it, someone there will offer it deep fried...
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I try and avoid white potatoes as I read somewhere they are bad for you, but can't remember where. Instead I have switched to eating yams which are much healthier for you. Luckily we like the taste of yams.
We also love yams, and yesterday, after playing tennis, we splurged (calorie-wise) and went to our local Fuddruckers where you can now substitute fried yams for french fries, and they were very tasty indeed.
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We also love yams, and yesterday, after playing tennis, we splurged (calorie-wise) and went to our local Fuddruckers where you can now substitute fried yams for french fries, and they were very tasty indeed.
Yep, we had 'em when we went to Fuddrucker's on our trip to Texas earlier this month. They also serve the sweet 'tater fries at the Cruisin' Cafe at A1A & Main St. in Daytona Beach, FL. And we just had some the other night for dinner, that come from the grocer's freezer case....don't recall the brand...but they were most excellent (deep fried of course!).
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So what is the difference in nutritional composition between white potatoes and sweet potatoes? The local farm grows a variety of sweet potatoes (which were apparently the largest crop in NJ before WWII, to my amazement), so we have been eating more sweet potatoes these days what with eat local and all that.
There's not a lot of difference between the 2 of them, although a lot more carbs in potatoes. (data from here)

Baked Yams - 1 serving (136g)
Cals 158
Fat 0
Fiber 5g
Sodium 11mg
protein 2g
Carbs 37g

Baked Potato - 1 serving (139g)
Cals 128
Fat 0
Fiber 3g
Sodium 14mg
protein 3g
Carbs 29g
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