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(Nature World News)   Potatoes, once bad for you, then really bad for you, then instantly fatal, are now good for you. But not at In-N-Out cause those are just nasty   (natureworldnews.com) divider line 102
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2013-05-25 11:47:39 AM
Hasselback potatoes are best potatoes.

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2013-05-25 11:48:16 AM

Albert911emt: Notabunny: fta A medium sized potato has about 110 calories per serving and is a better source of potassium than a banana (620 g versus 450 g). Also it contains about half of a person's daily requirement of vitamin C and has no fat, sodium or cholesterol.

And prepared properly, a potato will provide your entire daily requirement of sour cream and bacon.

Well, when you put it that way, give me a large bacon and sour cream sammich, hold the potato.


Hold the potato?
 
2013-05-25 11:49:33 AM

Ennuipoet: Snarfangel: Ennuipoet: flucto: Notabunny: And prepared properly, a potato will provide your entire daily requirement of sour cream and bacon.

That would have to be a big potato.

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About the size of a garbage truck.

Is the sour cream truck behind the potato?

Actually, it was a French Fry truck...seriously.


That cracked me up more than it should. :)
 
2013-05-25 11:51:14 AM

AlanSmithee: Mashed potatoes (with the skin) made with whole milk and egg has all the nutritional requirements you need. Not kidding.


Or just go with the whole milk and egg and not be as fat.
 
2013-05-25 11:55:00 AM
Two words that will get you decent fries from In-N-Out:

"Well done."
 
2013-05-25 11:56:21 AM

eraser8: Hasselback potatoes are best potatoes.

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www4.images.coolspotters.com
 
2013-05-25 11:56:53 AM
United States Potato Board

potatoboard?  is that some new building material they are devising in idaho?
 
2013-05-25 11:57:58 AM
Agreed ---  In-N-Out burgers = good
                 In-N-Out  fries = not so good
 
2013-05-25 12:04:34 PM
Anyone got any good potato-eye recipes?
 
2013-05-25 12:08:48 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Sweet potatoes are terrible. They taste like clown poop.


Does clown poop
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Come from assclowns?


 
2013-05-25 12:14:27 PM

taxandspend: n-N-Out ?

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Agreed. Its burgers are small and greasy as hell. The fries are only bearable when they are well done and smothered in ketchup. The only thing worth getting at In-And-Out is its pink lemonade and milkshakes.


I am not alone in my confusion at all the hype this joint gets? At last, I have found my people!
 
2013-05-25 12:21:21 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: AlanSmithee: Mashed potatoes (with the skin) made with whole milk and egg has all the nutritional requirements you need. Not kidding.

Who puts egg in mashed potatoes?


I do. Tasty!
 
2013-05-25 12:30:05 PM

titwrench: Kuta: DIAF, subby. In-N-Out, including their fries, is da bomb!

/feeling the urge

The trick to In-N-Out fries is to ask for them extra crispy. They double fry them so they stay good longer. Their fries are good but you have to eat them immediately unless you get them crispy.


I'll one up you, the best way to eat their fries is to ask them to be cooked "light well." When you cook them well they turn into potato chips. Light well makes them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside :)
 
2013-05-25 12:41:09 PM

bmihura: AlanSmithee: Mashed potatoes (with the skin) made with whole milk and egg has all the nutritional requirements you need. Not kidding.

Or just go with the whole milk and egg and not be as fat.


Yeah, but then you're missing out on the nutrition the potatoes provide. If you keep your calorie intake the same as the expenditure, you won't get fat.
 
2013-05-25 12:48:53 PM

titwrench: Kuta: DIAF, subby. In-N-Out, including their fries, is da bomb!

/feeling the urge

The trick to In-N-Out fries is to ask for them extra crispy. They double fry them so they stay good longer. Their fries are good but you have to eat them immediately unless you get them crispy.


This.  In-N-Out has great burgers but limp, fleshy, pale fries.  Extra Crispy makes them more edible.
 
2013-05-25 12:55:42 PM

titwrench: Their fries are good but you have to eat them immediately


That's true of most fries in my experience.

In-N-Out has my favorite fries, no special requests needed.
But I'd also rather have a burger with no fries than fries with no burger.
 
2013-05-25 01:05:26 PM

eraser8: Hasselback potatoes are best potatoes.

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Hot damn.  I know what I'm having for dinner tonight.  Thanks!
 
2013-05-25 01:22:33 PM

hardinparamedic: Just don't base your entire population's food supply on the potato.

Or you'll soon be eating babies, as the Irish found out.


Eat your wheat, drink your potatoes.

Seriously, wheat has more protein in it than any other starch. The russkies figured that out.

Off to the bakery for some Russian onion black rye bread
 
2013-05-25 01:36:57 PM
Potayto potahto potayto potahto, let's call the whole thing off.
 
2013-05-25 02:02:51 PM

miss diminutive: The study was conducted by Dr. Adam Drewnowski and colleagues from the University of Washington and was funded by the United States Potato Board.

I knew this whole thing reeked of Big Potato.


That and the fact that the study was in PLoS One, where you pay to get your study published, and the definition of "peer review" is "Eh, looks good enough to me."
 
2013-05-25 02:21:10 PM

AlanSmithee: Mashed potatoes (with the skin) made with whole milk and egg has all the nutritional requirements you need. Not kidding.


I'll go with the potato skins on (I'm lazy anyway) and the milk, but eggs are for potato salad.
 
2013-05-25 02:42:09 PM
Potatoes aren't bad for you. They are an excellent starch/carb source.

It's pretty obnoxious how the media and medical "science" says this, that and the other is bad for you when the majority of it is perfectly fine. They are just catering to the gluttonous dildos who cram their faceholes every time they get a tiny little twinge of hunger in their belly. You aren't supposed to be full all the time. Hunger is natures way of keeping you motivated to do stuff which then keeps the machine moving and lean. The other major problem with potatoes is the way people prepare them. Bake or boil those f*ckers and you'll be fine. At the very least avoid frying them in unnatural oils.
 
2013-05-25 02:44:07 PM
Remember, in order to get the full nutritional benefit of the potato, you need to eat the skins. Which is good because they are tasty. Plus, peeling potatoes sucks.

Just cut out the eyes and green skin, or you will DIE. Or get a tummy ache. Maybe.
 
2013-05-25 02:51:35 PM

simplicimus: I'll go with the potato skins on (I'm lazy anyway) and the milk, but eggs are for potato salad.


Mash a turnip in with the potatoes.  You'll make friends or make stabby friends.
 
2013-05-25 02:57:26 PM

simplicimus: AlanSmithee: Mashed potatoes (with the skin) made with whole milk and egg has all the nutritional requirements you need. Not kidding.

I'll go with the potato skins on (I'm lazy anyway) and the milk, but eggs are for potato salad.


Well, you could scramble the eggs into an omelet and make two hash brown patties to use as a stand-in for bread.  Just add some cheese, maybe some mayo.

Hm, someone get KFC on the phone, they'd make it.
 
2013-05-25 04:10:46 PM

uncoveror: Potayto potahto potayto potahto...


You forgot the E.
 
2013-05-25 04:14:29 PM

Psychohazard: uncoveror: Potayto potahto potayto potahto...

You forgot the E.


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2013-05-25 04:24:35 PM
Green ones WILL Kill you. Look it up!
 
2013-05-25 04:26:12 PM

amquelbettamin: Green ones WILL Kill you. Look it up!


But are they good for making vodka?
 
2013-05-25 04:30:54 PM

amquelbettamin: Green ones WILL Kill you. Look it up!


Yes, if you eat a truck load of them, you're a dead man. If you eat a potato with some green skin on it, you might, maybe have an uncomfortable evening.
 
2013-05-25 04:49:16 PM
The healthiest kid on the planet:
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2013-05-25 04:57:44 PM

SpaceBison: The healthiest kid on the planet:
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That's Janik.
 
2013-05-25 05:35:35 PM
Our local farm grows some fantastic Yukon Golds, they're better for mashed than fried. I use a little milk & butter, roasted garlic & green chile (hey, it's New Mexico!), the perfect side dish.
 
2013-05-25 05:44:07 PM
 
2013-05-25 06:19:36 PM
Uh when were potatoes considered bad for you? The same time eggs were?
 
2013-05-25 06:36:30 PM
In N Out likes to brag about its freshly cut fries, which is of course the whole problem (they need to be blanched or prepped in some other way to de-starch them before frying or they turn out...like In N Out fries).  I can't imagine going often enough to negotiate a code that works to make their fries edible (and worth all the calories).
 
2013-05-25 06:50:05 PM
My way to deal with the mediocre fries at In N Out is two just order two cheeseburgers and no fries.
 
2013-05-25 07:15:38 PM

Notabunny: fta A medium sized potato has about 110 calories per serving and is a better source of potassium than a banana (620 g versus 450 g). Also it contains about half of a person's daily requirement of vitamin C and has no fat, sodium or cholesterol.

And prepared properly, a potato will provide your entire daily requirement of sour cream and bacon.


Also, fat, sodium, and cholesterol are not bad for you.
 
2013-05-25 07:18:26 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Orgasmatron138: I like microwaving a potato, then slicing it like a hot dog bun and putting in sliced turkey (also heated), then covered with black pepper.  Tasty and it helped me lose weight.

Me too, and I like to wash it down with a big glass of flour because it's not nearly as dry as the turkato you describe.


I loled.
 
Ral
2013-05-25 07:27:11 PM

Mob-Doc: [i42.tinypic.com image 850x634]
Best of both worlds.

/this is why I'm fat.


Glad to see I'm not the only person who does things like this.  I've been known to get a chicken sandwich at Burger King and then stop at McDonald's for fries.  Because BK fries are disgusting.
 
2013-05-25 07:27:35 PM

Smackledorfer: Also, fat, sodium, and cholesterol are not bad for you.


As with everything else in life, moderation is key. Our bodies need all of those things and more but overdoing anything is bad for you. Hell, drinking too much water will kill you.
 
2013-05-25 07:28:25 PM

Smackledorfer: Notabunny: fta A medium sized potato has about 110 calories per serving and is a better source of potassium than a banana (620 g versus 450 g). Also it contains about half of a person's daily requirement of vitamin C and has no fat, sodium or cholesterol.

And prepared properly, a potato will provide your entire daily requirement of sour cream and bacon.

Also, fat, sodium, and cholesterol are not bad for you.


Very little is bad for you in moderation. The problem is, we Americans aren't very good at moderation.
 
2013-05-25 07:43:47 PM
Moderation is reduced to a meaningless buzzword when left undefined for any given substance.

Heavily processed food are fine in moderation when moderation means 'rarely'

Protein and fat should be a very significant portion of one's calorie intake.

Beyond that, there is the very significant question of WHY americans are bad at moderating caloric intake, which I believe is foolish to separate from what makes up those calories. I don't think I am an outlier in that a meal high in simple sugars and starches leaves me less full and craving more.

'nightshade: just fine if consumed in moderation' would be a ridiculous thing to say.

Meanwhile one would need a tremendous amount of salt (or water, as per the absurd example) to have it result in a negative change in one's health. I think it reasonable to distinguish water and salt as significant parts of a healthy life and nightshade as something to be avoided.
 
2013-05-25 08:19:22 PM

Smackledorfer: Moderation is reduced to a meaningless buzzword when left undefined for any given substance.

Heavily processed food are fine in moderation when moderation means 'rarely'

Protein and fat should be a very significant portion of one's calorie intake.

Beyond that, there is the very significant question of WHY americans are bad at moderating caloric intake, which I believe is foolish to separate from what makes up those calories. I don't think I am an outlier in that a meal high in simple sugars and starches leaves me less full and craving more.

'nightshade: just fine if consumed in moderation' would be a ridiculous thing to say.

Meanwhile one would need a tremendous amount of salt (or water, as per the absurd example) to have it result in a negative change in one's health. I think it reasonable to distinguish water and salt as significant parts of a healthy life and nightshade as something to be avoided.


Agree
 
2013-05-25 08:43:23 PM

Son of Thunder: miss diminutive: The study was conducted by Dr. Adam Drewnowski and colleagues from the University of Washington and was funded by the United States Potato Board.

I knew this whole thing reeked of Big Potato.

That and the fact that the study was in PLoS One, where you pay to get your study published, and the definition of "peer review" is "Eh, looks good enough to me."


This. I figured it out when they called potato a vegetable. It's true in the sense that humans are animals, but nutritionally wrong. Potatoes are nutritionally a starch.
 
2013-05-25 08:44:01 PM

Smackledorfer: Moderation is reduced to a meaningless buzzword when left undefined for any given substance.

Heavily processed food are fine in moderation when moderation means 'rarely'

Protein and fat should be a very significant portion of one's calorie intake.

Beyond that, there is the very significant question of WHY americans are bad at moderating caloric intake, which I believe is foolish to separate from what makes up those calories. I don't think I am an outlier in that a meal high in simple sugars and starches leaves me less full and craving more.

'nightshade: just fine if consumed in moderation' would be a ridiculous thing to say.

Meanwhile one would need a tremendous amount of salt (or water, as per the absurd example) to have it result in a negative change in one's health. I think it reasonable to distinguish water and salt as significant parts of a healthy life and nightshade as something to be avoided.


Potatos, tomatoes & peppers are all members of the nightshade family.
 
2013-05-25 08:54:30 PM

Frantic Freddie: Smackledorfer: Moderation is reduced to a meaningless buzzword when left undefined for any given substance.

Heavily processed food are fine in moderation when moderation means 'rarely'

Protein and fat should be a very significant portion of one's calorie intake.

Beyond that, there is the very significant question of WHY americans are bad at moderating caloric intake, which I believe is foolish to separate from what makes up those calories. I don't think I am an outlier in that a meal high in simple sugars and starches leaves me less full and craving more.

'nightshade: just fine if consumed in moderation' would be a ridiculous thing to say.

Meanwhile one would need a tremendous amount of salt (or water, as per the absurd example) to have it result in a negative change in one's health. I think it reasonable to distinguish water and salt as significant parts of a healthy life and nightshade as something to be avoided.

Potatos, tomatoes & peppers are all members of the nightshade family.


K.
 
2013-05-25 09:04:38 PM

Son of Thunder: miss diminutive: The study was conducted by Dr. Adam Drewnowski and colleagues from the University of Washington and was funded by the United States Potato Board.

I knew this whole thing reeked of Big Potato.

That and the fact that the study was in PLoS One, where you pay to get your study published, and the definition of "peer review" is "Eh, looks good enough to me."


This study was about the affordability of potatoes.  The nutritional information has been around for years...at least 30 anyway.

/Before the late blight crippled the potato harvest, the average adult male ate about 8 pounds of them a day

//For a lot of Irish peasants, the land laws and tenant farmer system had made potatoes the only crop that could feed a family.  Most of them lost the knowledge of how to make bread, because they didn't have enough land to raise grain.

//MS in potato, funded in part by the Idaho Potato Commission
 
2013-05-25 09:45:28 PM

Gough: Son of Thunder: miss diminutive: The study was conducted by Dr. Adam Drewnowski and colleagues from the University of Washington and was funded by the United States Potato Board.

I knew this whole thing reeked of Big Potato.

That and the fact that the study was in PLoS One, where you pay to get your study published, and the definition of "peer review" is "Eh, looks good enough to me."

This study was about the affordability of potatoes.  The nutritional information has been around for years...at least 30 anyway.

/Before the late blight crippled the potato harvest, the average adult male ate about 8 pounds of them a day

//For a lot of Irish peasants, the land laws and tenant farmer system had made potatoes the only crop that could feed a family.  Most of them lost the knowledge of how to make bread, because they didn't have enough land to raise grain.

//MS in potato, funded in part by the Idaho Potato Commission


How could you eat 8 pounds of anything a day? And I love potatoes. Not just because I'm an Idahoan. But I'm not eating 8 pounds.
 
2013-05-25 10:17:58 PM
At the start of the season, potatoes can be very cheap.  10 pounds for a dollar was not uncommon last season.  So what you do is get a bunch of cheap, 2 cup refrigerator/freezer storage plastic cups.

Then peel, pressure cook and mash *just* the potatoes, water and salt, and freeze 2 cup portions in the cups with lids.  After frozen, take them out of their cups, then you can then put them in vacuum bags for long term freezer storage.  While other mashed vegetables aren't as tasty as mashed potatoes, they store very well mashed, then can be added to augment other recipes.  Carrots, peas, turnips, squash,
 
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