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07-26-2006, 12:21 PM
Is it okay to eat the skins of potatoes after boiling? I have heard that some parts of potatoes are poisonous. I quite like the texture and the taste of it actually. It seems to have a lot of fibers. Osu!
07-26-2006, 01:34 PM
Absolutely its ok - in fact being Irish I always eat the skins.
07-26-2006, 01:35 PM
My parents have always told me that the a majority of the nutrients are in the skins of potatoes. So take that with a grain of salt. As for it being poisonous, i'd think that washing them would be enough. I don't think your local supermarket will sell potatoes grown in a field where they do nuclear bomb testings.
Besides, I love mashed potatoes with the skins still in them, EVEN THOUGH they are bad for you.
07-26-2006, 05:37 PM
I leave them on because prepwork already takes enough time, and I need to cook and eat immediately. I don't like the taste of them.
07-26-2006, 11:51 PM
Here is a link to some potato skin recipes http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,potato_skins,FF.html
And don't worry, it's not like Japanese Fugu - preparation is easy.
Some restaurants even have potato skins on their menu.
07-27-2006, 04:37 AM
I <3 Potatoes.... (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/taters.php)
07-27-2006, 08:10 PM
In most Japanese reciepes the skins of potatoes are taken off. I think I'm just accostomed to either peeling or, as in a baked potatoe, spooning out the insides.