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Transit98

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Re: How to bake potatoe fast
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2018, 06:42:03 PM »

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Im sure the house smell great. I love crisping tater slices in a small cast iron!


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Schaefd2

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Re: How to bake potatoe fast
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2018, 03:16:00 AM »
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HAHAHAHAHAHA Looks good! Save some for breakfast!!

I wasnít supposed to get a follow up question. Now youíre asking me to speculate. Which is, that because potatoes are dense, they can take being closer to coals. On the other hand, maybe itís hotter up on the cook grate. OR that the foil evens out the cooking in addition to amplifying it some. Corn on the cob probably works this way. Ribs, eh, donít know about that.
For what it is worth, the one time I did baked taters in the basement, they cooked for well over an hour and were nowhere near being done. We ended up slicing them and moving them upstairs so that we could eat at a reasonable time.
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addicted-to-smoke

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Re: How to bake potatoe fast
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2018, 06:18:06 AM »
Time out. This prompted a late snack in progress.
HAHAHAHAHAHA Looks good! Save some for breakfast!!

I wasnít supposed to get a follow up question. Now youíre asking me to speculate. Which is, that because potatoes are dense, they can take being closer to coals. On the other hand, maybe itís hotter up on the cook grate. OR that the foil evens out the cooking in addition to amplifying it some. Corn on the cob probably works this way. Ribs, eh, donít know about that.
For what it is worth, the one time I did baked taters in the basement, they cooked for well over an hour and were nowhere near being done. We ended up slicing them and moving them upstairs so that we could eat at a reasonable time.

OK that makes sense. So, cooler downstairs. The few times I've done it, I probably put them on EARLY while I futzed with everything else. Definitely you would not put anything down there that would need turning or tending to.

Wonder what would happen if they were foiled AND poked with a nail downstairs?
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hawgheaven

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Re: How to bake potatoe fast
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2018, 06:58:37 AM »
I use my Vortex a lot. When I'm gonna do taters, I wrap them in foil with some butter, SnP, then place them around the base of the Vortex ahead of time before cooking the meat. They usually take an hour or so... Gooood chit!
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JEBIV

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Re: How to bake potatoe fast
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2018, 07:18:43 AM »
I think the basement is an awesome place for additional cook area, next time you do a cook upstairs throw a temp probe in the basement and monitor then you know what you have temp and time wise just my 2 cents and I had to borrow one of those

LiquidOcelot

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Re: How to bake potatoe fast
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2018, 05:31:36 PM »
I do 1/4 inch slices only about 3/4 way through. Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, butter. Foiled only takes maybe 15-20 mins to get soft

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Vette10R

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Re: How to bake potatoe fast
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2018, 06:11:37 PM »
I do 1/4 inch slices only about 3/4 way through. Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, butter. Foiled only takes maybe 15-20 mins to get soft

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That sounds good too! I do like how I did it without the foil to get that crispy skin but I'll have to try it in foil too maybe with some peppers and onions!

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MacEggs

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Re: How to bake potatoe fast
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2018, 08:05:57 AM »

Why not try sous-vide ??  Maybe 5-6 hours, then 15 minutes on a 400 degree grill Ö
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