Ask Dr. Potato
With 765 posts, chances are there's already an answer to your question. Please try searching below before submitting a question to Dr. Potato. Use multiple words to help narrow down the results. For example, search for "potatoes" and "group" if looking for an answer on cooking potatoes for large groups.
Eating Left-Over Potatoes
I have forgotten which episode and cannot find it on his website but Dr. Oz said not to eat leftover baked potatoes and gave the reason(s). Do you have any idea what he was talking about? I usually eat one-half of a baked potato one night and the other half the next night.
The old adage of baking once and eating twice can be very safe with just a few precautionary steps. I leave off things like rolling the potato in oil or other dairy coatings like melted butter so that there is no residual that could be a food safety issue when the left over baked potato cools off. Once the potato is baked, cut in half and let the un-topped portion you plan to use tomorrow cool slightly from the oven, then place into the refrigerator and cover with a clear plastic wrap or a towel. The food safety issues that can be a problem results in baking a potato in foil, adding something like butter and sour cream and then leaving that potato out or wrapping up in foil while still warm
Dr. Potato isn't a real doctor but a team of potato experts ready to answer all your potato questions.
Click here to submit »