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ELLEN'S KITCHEN
Baked potatoes for a crowd
Ady
09/27/10
Hi Ellen,
I want to bake approximately 40 lbs. of large potatoes that will be sold at a football game. I need to bake the potatoes in the late morning and keep them warm until the game starts at around 5:30 p.m. I also will be selling potatoes for the remainder of the evening, so I need to keep them warm. I have been wrapping them in foil and baking them, but I understand this isn't a good idea. What would you recommend to be the best way to bake them and keep them for warm for up to 9 hours? I could really use a response in a few days, if possible. Thanks!!
ellen
09/27/10
See the article called baked potato bar, which discusses this in detail.
Ady
09/29/10
Thanks, Ellen, for your reply. I will try the Cook and Hold method. I'm assuming that once the potatoes have been baked for 30 minutes, I DO NOT wrap them in foil and place them in the cooler unwrapped? Is this correct? I do roll the potatoes in an olive oil/garlic salt mixture prior to baking, so what happens to the potatoes on the bottom of the pile? Do they soak up all of the oil mixture from the potatoes on top of them? Thanks so much for your help.
ellen
09/29/10
NO FOIL!!!
There is not enough oil to drip. If concerned, put them on end instead of flat.
 
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