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The Skinny on Taters

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Growing up, my mom never let me eat the skin on russet potatoes, and I never understood why. Fast forward to now and I notice some restaurant will mash them right in the skin, but only if they are *******. I've also observed that an exception are tiny yellow nugget potatoes. My question is that since the skin is my favorite and I've read the healthiest part, is it safe when the potatoes have yellow skin but are large?

I'm hoping someone will tell me this is ok for all potatoes so mom quits throwing them out.
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All skin on all potatoes is good. You've never eat then skin on a baked potato? You are missing out! Wash your Idaho potato in water with a scrubby brush. Then rub a little olive in it, salt and pepper and wrap it in aluminum foil before placing in the hot coals while you BBQ. Unwrap when it's cooked and enjoy, the skin is the best part.
Oh, don't get me wrong. Baked tater skins have always been my very favorite of all skins. I'm just not allowed to eat them in front of family and have to keep it a dirty little secret. I wanna cry as I see people scooping the inside of their stuffed tater skin and tossing what they consider the debris. I also have friends who will not eat mashed unless every hint of flesh has been peeled. People think it is poison or something, but no one will explain why.
All this depends on your age but if you're over the age of 12 you certainly have the right to eat what you want and spud skins are fantastic. There are tons of articles on the internet about how healthy potato skins are, print them out and show them to your family. You have the facts in your favor so use them but please look the other way and don't judge your friends and loved ones if they don't want to eat them.

I really do not want to get into the organic vs. not argument here, there are obvious benefits to organic but I also understand that the cost of eating organic is a real issue for most people. There are obvious benefits to owning a mansion too but not everyone can afford one so no point in making people feel bad if they don't have one.
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