Thursday, October 11, 2012


"Naked Bakers" - It's NOT What You're Thinking
Don't worry - this is a family friendly blog and rest assured I was fully clad while baking these potatoes.  Recently I have seen & heard of dietary studies showing that potato skins are actually toxic.  Not only are most of the pesticides stored in the skins (that is if you are not using organic potatoes) but the skins also contain toxins like "glycoalkaloids."  There are 2 "glycoalkaloids" that are most prevalent in the skins - they are "alpha-solanine" and "alpha-chocanine."  I was always raised with the philosophy that the skins are the most nutritious part of the potato - I'm still not sure which side I believe - the verdict is still out.

In the mean time my husband came up with this brilliant idea - he calls them "NAKED BAKERS" - He's really been the genius this year with the idea of planting potatoes in a compost pile (see link below) and now these!

Simply peel and wash the potato - place in a preheated 375 degree or 400 degree oven and bake until done.  They will look like the picture below when they are done baking - they do have a crispiness on the outside even without the skin - Now I actually prefer the "naked bakers" to regular baked potatoes.

Other Potato Ideas on this blog:
Preparing Seed Potatoes for Planting
Planting Potatoes in a Compost Pile
Harvesting Potatoes
Leek & Potato Soup
Baked Potato Dinner
Kale & Bacon Potato Patties
Ham, Asparagus & Potato Pancake stacker


  1. Hi Angie: Congrats to your husband, and to you for having him, lol! We'll try those potatoes. Your pics are great. I also like your new signature. Beautiful rose. Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Sandi! - I followed the "signature" instructions that you posted on your blog - so thank you very much!

  2. That does look pretty good! I like that they'd be crispy, without having to fry them or coat them in anything!

    Blogging Buddies Team

  3. I grew up not liking to eat the potato skins, and yes, my parents told me it was the nutritious part! Well, I certainly do like this Naked Bakers idea, and I'm going to have to give it a try. =0) (Two thumbs up for your hubby with the name.)
    I'm off to check out your post on Planting Potatoes in a Compost Pile, because I missed that one.
    from Blogging Buddies

  4. Oh dear another nutritional controversy, wonder if they'll ever get things straight. Once it was eggs were wonderful for you; then it was oh no, don't eat eggs, they're loaded with deadly cholesterol; then it was, so sorry, we were wrong, eggs aren't really that bad for you . . . the same went for shrimp ! :)

    But I do like your skinned potato idea as sometimes the skins look like they've been through the war and don't look appetizing at all.

  5. What an interesting idea. I almost never eat the skins myself, but I agree, I always heard that's where the vitamins are. Maybe there are vitamins and toxins. There's no reason one should exclude the other.

  6. Interesting way to bake them, I did hear the same, we do use organic only potatoes. I hope to grow my own next year. Thanks for stopping by A Girls Gotta Nest!! Following your blog too. :o)

  7. This is a good idea. It's true if you don't use organic that the skins hold most of the pesticide chemicals. Cute name for them, too :) Found you via the Everyday Harvest hop, now following :)


  8. Interesting theory. I'll think I will try it next time.

  9. I learned something new! Even though I do not like to peel potatoes, I will now. Can't wait to make "naked bakers" (of course a man would think up that title - teehee)!

  10. Hi!

    Will definitely try this. It's so easy and I know I'll love it. I love potatoes! It's like big fat fries.

    I found your blog on the blog hop. I'm a new follower! :)

    Rushing for Bagels

  11. this looks delish! have to try it!
    great post!

    new follower!

    i'm having a giveaway, come and check it out! :)

  12. Found you through the blog hop, and I'm definitely following! Such a yummy blog you have! xx

  13. Cool that they can be baked without the peels. I never heard the skins were bad for you...
    Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble!


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