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Can I Cut Blemishes Off of Potatoes Before Baking?

Q:

Can I cut blemishes off of potatoes before baking? 

A:

Trimming off small imperfections prior to or after baking will not affect any aspect of the baked potato. However, if you find that you’re having to trim off larger portions you might consider cutting into uniform cuts and roast instead.