• Go to you lumber yard and buy a few 60-penny nails,(these are large nails about the size of a lead pincil and about 5" long) Wash the nails. shopping list
  • Buy Red Skin potatoes such as the Pontiac potatoes,the red skinned potatoe is far better then the others today that is sold for baking potatoes. shopping list
  • Run the 60-penny nail through the potatoe lengthwise ,leaving the nail protruding out of each end. shopping list
  • The slice a patch of skin off from the side of the potatoe as big as a nickle. This patch lets off moisture from the potatoe when it first begins to bake preventing any toughness developing.After the potato bakes a short time this open patch seals over. shopping list
  • The nail causes the potatoe to bake from the inside and out,making the potatoe flaky shopping list
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes shopping list
  • Serve the potatoe with the nail in so as to keep the potatoe at the right temperature until opened. Remove the nail . shopping list
  • Enjoy shopping list

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    " It was excellent "
    pink ate it and said...
    *wink* love potatoes this way!
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  • hollymayb 10 years ago
    This is the weirdest thing I've seen in awhile! I love the presentation! Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    awesome and makes perfect sense
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  • magandab 10 years ago
    My mom used to have "potato nails" that were sold specifically to use this way. Haven't baked a potato this way in years.
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  • juliecake 10 years ago
    This is so neat! Can't wait to try it, can't wait to see the expression on my two granddaughter's faces!
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    We have done this... years ago.. with the cost fuel and elec... will have to do again.. save $..

    We use nails with a square of good.. wood.. not the treated.. for corn on the cob.. for a crowd.. smaller nait though!

    Great post!
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    I have heard about this a long time ago! Thanks for posting since I obviously forgot about it. Jett
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    " It was excellent "
    donman ate it and said...
    This is really cool. Thanks for sharing it with us. It gets a five from me :)
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