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Subject: Can I bake potatoes at 325 F ?
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From: Mitch 
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2007 17:06:33 GMT
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I'm making a pot roast for tonight, and I have 4 big bakers that I
want to use.

If the roast cooks at 325, how long will the potatoes need?  And will
they still ge a crispy skin at the lower temperature?

I usually cook then at 425 for 90 minutes.

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From: prfesser[at]hotmail.com
Date: 7 Jan 2007 09:16:31 -0800
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Hello Mitch:

I'm making pot roast tonight, too.  Suggest that you might try
microwaving the potatoes til they're just done (squeeze gently)---that
takes 10 minutes or maybe more depending on size of potatoes and
microwave.  Then bake at 325 for at least 20-30 minutes, though they
can go much longer.

Reasoning:  325 is a lot lower than usually used for potatoes, and if
it takes a lot longer, the roast may be sitting while the potatoes are
still half-raw.  Microwaving gets the inside done, and the oven gives
'em the crispy skin.

Best -- Terry

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From: Mitch 
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 01:45:36 GMT
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prfesser wrote:
>  Suggest that you might try
>microwaving the potatoes til they're just done (squeeze gently)---that
>takes 10 minutes or maybe more depending on size of potatoes and
>microwave.  Then bake at 325 for at least 20-30 minutes, though they
>can go much longer.

Hey, I wanted to let you know these came out perfect.  This is how I
will make them from now on.  Finishing in the oven gave them just as
crispy a skin as if they'd spent the whole time in the oven, and the
inside was perfect.

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From: Kate Connally 
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 13:36:54 -0500
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Mitch wrote:
> If the roast cooks at 325, how long will the potatoes need?  And will
> they still ge a crispy skin at the lower temperature?
> 
> I usually cook then at 425 for 90 minutes.

Yikes!  Usually 350 for an hour is more than enough for
a large russet.  I can't imagine 425 for an hour and a half!
I also like a nice crisp skin.  That's my favorite part.
I rub the potatoe with butter before baking.  Anyway,
there's now reason not to bake it at 325 - it will just take
a little longer to get done.

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From: Sheldon 
Date: 13 Jan 2007 18:14:33 -0800
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Mitch wrote:
> If the roast cooks at 325, how long will the potatoes need?  And will
> they still ge a crispy skin at the lower temperature?

Place the spuds on a rack at the very top level... they'll be done in
an hour.


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