How to bake a potato

  There are 7 chapters. This is all about how to bake a potato.


Chapter 1, baking needs and the potato itself, a pan or you can boil it in a pot, broil it in an oven, steam it in a steamer, cook it in a oven or microwave oven with a plate and thats about it. Before you start cooking, boiling, broiling or whatever with the vegetable try to scrub the vegetable in water first. Discard the water and then try to cook, boil, broil or whatever. When you cook it in a pan then preheat the oven to 250 - 275 F. Proceed to cook it for 1 minute (convection oven) to 20 minutes (normal oven) until you think its done. Remove from oven and its done. To boil it in a pot, get a cookpot and fill with water and put the peeled or unpeeled potato in the pot to start and boil on medium heat for 5 to 20 minutes. To steam is the process of using steam to bake a potato so place in a steamer the potatoes and steam it for 5 to 10 minutes. To cook by a microwave, place on a plate and put in 3 to 5 minutes to start and bake it. To broil it, place oven at 500 and cook for 3 to 10 minutes.

A potatoThe baked potato

Chapter 2, stewed potato, basically an Irish stew that you boil or bake the potato, peel it and after you peel it to skin it you cut it up to stew it with water and spices in a pot on the stovetop or in a bowl in the microwave or mash it using a fork or a masher. The masher usually cost about 50 cents to 5 $. In actual truth it depends on where you buy it from. Thats for starters. In irish stew, however, take a beef stew like Dinty moore beef stew or some soup. And you mix it with the mashed potatoes and boil it in a microwave oven or the stove pot for 2 to 5 minutes. This ends chapter 2.

Chapter 3, the potato and oderbs, the potato you cook or boil by baking, boiling it or microwaving it. Then cut it a open an cut the inside of it and if so do place in the oderbs or cut the potato up after peeling it. The oderbs are of your choice, butter, onion stalks, chives or cilantro or any other part of the onion, bacon bits, salt, pepper, soup or chilly, sour cream, cheese and  the last oderb as of your choice. Now add any of those oderbs in. There are many ways you can do it but you can consider mashing it inside internally with fork and oderbs. If you add cheese then its au gratin potatoes and thats chapter three. 

Loaded baked potato

Chapter 3 note: Au gratin potato is good for a food and may work toward taste but don't overdo the effects in it.

mashed potato

Chapter 4, the mashed potato, To mash a potato bake it, cook it or boil it, or have you as you will to bake it and make it. Then peel it and mash it after cutting it up with a knife and a fork or a masher. You may add butter, salt, pepper and sometimes cheese to it to improved taste. You may even use a mixer for it. Now thats how you make mashed potatoes. You add cheese to not overdo but to call it Au gratin mashed potatoes. There is an alternative style to this called potatoe smash. Where you smash the boiled in water and then peeled  potatoe untill its like cream and eat it with rice etc. You can take potato chips and put them in water and boil them in a microwave or on the sove with a pot. Till thier like mashed potato consistency. The flavor of the potato chip can make the mashed potato taste different.

Sweet potatoesBaked sweet potato

Chapter 5, the sweet potato, as anything you need to do and possibly can do to a sweet potato. To mash it, which is too bake it or boil it, peel it and then mash it. You may mix it with milk and with or without brown sugar or other types. As its sweet enough, then theres the baking it after peeling it with 2 parts sugar 1 part water, and then theres baking or boiling it and cutting it open to cut up the insides and add oderbs.

Thus you know the potatoes sweet and often called yams. You can bake it or boil it and peel it. mash it with brown sugar, marshmallows, a little sage and the sweeter spices like cinnamon or other like nutmeg. And so you can make it a dessert casserole that you put with milk as with mashing it and bake it for 20 minutes at 350 to 375 F. You can also treat it like in Irish stew.

Sweet potato dessert

Chapter 6, fried potatoes. To make hash browns, which are cut up potatoes that are fried in oil or frind in a pan, use a potato and peel it then shred it by knife or use a shredder. Then mix an egg with it to hold it together or for loose hash potatoes don't add the egg. The egg keeps it together. Thus fry them in butter and herbs till they are browned on both sides using a skillet or put oil in a deep fryer and place the  hash into the deep fryer basket and fry it at 300 till it, the hash raise up to the top. Be sure to turn off the deep fryer and store the oil again. I would suggest Canola oil or Extra virgin green olive oil.

Hash browns
Fried potatoes

Butter and herb are for the fried potatoes. Slice potatoes up till it makes you happy or slice up a potato like vegetable. In a pan, put butter, oil or margarine Heat the pan to medium heat and put in the herbs and spices and then the sliced potato or vegetable. Cook on both sides till its browned not burned on both sides. Spices for this are thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, jalapeno pepper, habanero pepper, or what you think is best. You may use yams for this too.

French friesPotato wedges

French fries are the 'fries' of the potato in fry, round or wedge form. Cut up the potato into thin stalk size. Then you may substitute potatoes with sweet potatoes or a potato like vgetable. But whichever you use, place them in a deep fryer filled with oil and preheated to 375 to cook for 3 to 5 minutes or till they rise to the top. Remove from the fryer and turn off the deep fryer to let cool and store the oil. Place on a napkin the fries and use salt and pepper on them.  The best fries are without salt. Potato wedges and rounds are no different, sweet potato or otherwise. Instead of the stalks shape, its cut wedges shape or cut out round shapes.

Sweet potato friesSweet potato wedges

Turkish baked potato

Chapter 7, Extra potato styles. The oven potato with salad, the kumpir or the turkish baked potato. So in kumpir there's to put a big potato into oven cook it then you take it out. Slice it in the middle but not make it into 2 pieces as you slice it so theres a cavity in it. Put some cheese in there and slice the cheese and the hot potato in there: so they both mix.

Keep slicing untill the whole potato inside is cheese+potato, then you put salad in there and anything is ok like sausage or things like that with the salad. If you dont have salad then only ketchup+mayonase but NO MUSTARD. As it ruins the taste. Anything is good other than hard meat, and what's meant is like main meat food. Well if the oven is coal based than its all perfect.

Yogurts and potato, In yogurts and potato you put cooked and sliced potato into yoghurt and put olive oil and green spice in it and mix them together. Maybe salt too.

Potato soup, use water in pot and add the sliced potato, 1/2 cup milk and 3 teaspoons onion powder and cook till its creamy in consistency. Or put 1/2 to 1 cup mashed potatoes or 1 1/3 cup instant mashed potatoes, 1 1/2 cup powdered milk, 2 tablespoons chicken or beef boullion granules, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 1 teaspoon dried or ground parsley, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, 1/4 teaspoon dried or ground thyme, 1/8 teaspoon tumeric, 2 teaspoons seasoned salt. Mix it in a bowl and put it in a sealed jar or container. Place some mixture with boiled water. Stir until smooth consistancy.

Potato soup