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What does it mean to boil potatoes in "jackets"?

Last post Mar 18, 2005 1:02 PM by csharris_LA . 15 replies.


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  • What does it mean to boil potatoes in "jackets"?
    I have never heard of boiling potatoes in jackets before, and I have a recipe that says to do that. Can anyone help?

    Thanks, Lisa
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    This means with the skin on.
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    i second they wear their skins..lol
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    When I was little, I would only eat potatoes cooked "in their jackets". I thought Mom did that just for me. Didn't know it was just a way to get a picky eater to cooperate. LOL
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  • RE: What does it mean to boil potatoes in
    I like mine boiled in their jackets, sometimes I will add their little mittens and stocking caps. LOL
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    Lisa don't forget to wash those taters little jackets before boiling.
    My grandaughter didn't and lands did she ever have dirty water. lol
    She even called me to ask if they was still any good.
    Sounds like you are making potato salad. Enjoy.

    Nancy
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    Tiny new potatoes, boiled in their jackets, are very good cut in half and fried. Used to have that as a child. Funny--because my mother doesn't like potato skins.
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    Lisa, you made my day. I got to send your qustion on to my daughter. She called me one day to find out how to cut butter into some flour she said the sissors wern't working to good with it. I got her to hand the phone to one of her daughters and told them to help their mom. she is 43 now and her DH says she is up to cooking about 5 things now. He does the cooking.
    melissa
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    In Great Britain, they call baked potatoes "jacket potatoes". lusi
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    My DH and I were at my moms house. We were talking about a recipe, and she mentioned potatoes in "their" jackets. He looked at me strange. On the drive home he asked, "What in the world are potatoes in their jackets? I told him. And he thought this was the cutest.
    pepsi
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  • RE: What does it mean to boil potatoes in
    First you get out a little pattern, then you sew a little coat for each potato. Or maybe not.
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    I got a big kick out of this. It's like the teenager that asked, "What constitutes a boil?"
    Menkus, no one was making fun of you. I hope you know that. We were just having sport. That is what this bulletin board is all about.
    Lynn in Cabot
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    You guys are the best! Thanks
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    I love this thread. I guess potatoes in their jacksets is a regional thing. I fix them all the time for my family. They prefer them over baked.
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    And the right size jacket is difficult to find for those little guys, too, LOL! Try finding the mittens and scarf. That will do you in, lol!
    Teasing along with the rest!
    Our American language is so funny sometimes and it amazes me how many words we use all the time and have no clue why! Why didn't we just say "skins" for pity sakes and spare all the stress for this person. LOL

    And another thing.....why in the world do we say peel the potatoes? If we are going to call them skins, why not say, well it is time to skin the potatoes. But no, we say peel the potatoes. We don't say, it is now time to take the jackets off the potatoes!!!!!It is getting a little warm in here for the little fellows!!
    Enough already, Mrs. Germanlady!~ Okay!

    LOL Germanlady
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