baked potatoes Etiquette

eating etiquette (how to eat...)

Baked white potatoes and sweet potatoes can be eaten in more than one way.

Table manners for eating baked potatoes. The most common is to slit the top lengthwise with a knife, push on each end of the potato to open it wide, and mash some of the flesh with a fork.

An alternative is to slice the potato clean through and lay the halves skin-down side by side.

Add butter, salt, and pepper (plus extras like sour cream, cheese, or bacon bits. if desired) and use your fork to mash the additions lightly into the flesh before taking a forkful from the shell.

Another method is to slice the potato in half lengthwise and use your fork to scoop the flesh of both halves onto your plate. Neatly stack the skins together on the edge of your plate and mix butter and any other condiments into the flesh with your fork.

If you like to eat the skin as well as the flesh, cut the potato into two halves and use your knife and fork to cut the potato and skin into bite-sized pieces, one or two at a time.

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