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Pine Rosin Potatoes
« on: May 26, 2019, 02:46:49 am »
Mmm, fluxy potatoes.



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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2019, 08:37:02 am »
I remember reading about those in my mom’s 1976 edition of the Joy of Cooking.
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2019, 02:35:40 pm »
Emmy has a funny blog. Lots of prison food and MREs lol.
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2019, 02:41:35 pm »
I want to wash those in a ultrasonic cleaner so the skins can be eaten
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2019, 02:47:22 pm »
I want to wash those in a ultrasonic cleaner so the skins can be eaten
Just simmer them in acetone  :-DD
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2019, 03:02:46 pm »
you know, I figure with some kind of machine and 3d imaging software you can machine away the rosin if you freeze the potato, or at least most of it to a very fine layer, then it might be feasible to wipe it off with something without effecting the taste if its heated afterwards.

 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2019, 03:25:37 pm »
Oh no, where is her fume extractor?
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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2019, 05:51:37 pm »
I want to wash those in a ultrasonic cleaner so the skins can be eaten
Yes, for me one of the best things about jacket potatoes is the crispy skin, so I don't think I'll bother.
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2019, 06:12:18 pm »
I usually eat the skins because its claimed to have nutritional value
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2019, 06:33:02 pm »
I usually eat the skins because its claimed to have nutritional value
It's also where dirt and most of nerve toxin is located if potato was exposed to sunlight.
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2019, 07:10:59 pm »
I usually eat the skins because its claimed to have nutritional value
It's also where dirt and most of nerve toxin is located if potato was exposed to sunlight.
Dirt never did anyone any harm, just wash it properly and the amount of nerve toxin is tiny, unless the potato was exposed to a lot of light, which is less likely if it's covered in dirt. In my opinion, the benefits of the added dietary fibre and vitamins outweigh the risks, but I just prefer the taste and texture. I eat mostly eat potatoes jacket style, skin and all. I don't like sloppy mash and am not fussed about chips, but they're OK.
 
If you're really paranoid, then you could grow your own potatoes, but I don't think it's worth the bother.
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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2019, 08:56:42 pm »
Isn't pine resin carcinogenic?

I'm pretty sure I was taught that in school.
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2019, 10:02:54 pm »
Isn't pine resin carcinogenic?

I'm pretty sure I was taught that in school.
No, I don't believe pine resin is carcinogenic. I think people get mixed up with tar, which definitely is cancerogenic.

In any case, the resin isn't water soluble, sticks to the skin and paper and isn't eaten, so even if it isn't good for you, it's a non-issue.
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2019, 10:04:20 pm »
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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2019, 10:07:28 pm »
I usually eat the skins because its claimed to have nutritional value

Try no-clean flux.
 
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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2019, 04:05:49 am »
Emmy claims these don't have pine-sol taste, even so it seems like a lot of bother and expense just to get a baked potato. Local native Salish coastal tribes have a dish  called cedar plank salmon, where you BBQ a salmon filet on a cedar plank (duh). All kinds of folks rave about this. Don't try, it is a horrid waste of good fish. The terpenes  come out of the wood and ruin the taste, for me anyway.
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2019, 08:32:01 am »
Lots of these old cooking methods exist because of the lack of technology at the time. Cooking potatoes in pine rosin had nothing to do with taste. No doubt it was a way to preserve potatoes before the advent of refrigeration. The potato will be sterilised and hermetically sealed in a resin case, so should keep for years, without the need for refrigeration. It's no longer commonly done because refrigeration technology has made it obsolete.
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2019, 09:53:47 am »
Lots of these old cooking methods exist because of the lack of technology at the time. Cooking potatoes in pine rosin had nothing to do with taste. No doubt it was a way to preserve potatoes before the advent of refrigeration. The potato will be sterilised and hermetically sealed in a resin case, so should keep for years, without the need for refrigeration. It's no longer commonly done because refrigeration technology has made it obsolete.
Potatoes store reasonably well even without cooking in resin so maybe not the reason.

Possibly originally just convenient heat source for cooking for workers who worked around South Caroline pine forests and turpentine distillation wats.

Seem like it has been sort of local fashion food around fifties/sixties and at least one restaurant chain in US has been serving them until 1990's
1991 someone has left patent application for some pine rosin cooking method that reduces amount of rosin on potato.
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2019, 10:18:06 am »
Yeah im guessing it was the workers cooking the potatoes for lunch in the vats of boiling rosin that was left over from production.

Much like the so called "Pittsburgh rare" steak came from the workers in steel factories cooking there lunch on glowing hot metal since there was plenty of that all over the place.

They probably got used to having there lunch cooked like that from the years of working there that they continued to prepare it in a similar way.
 

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Re: Pine Rosin Potatoes
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2019, 11:41:02 am »
Isn't pine resin carcinogenic?

I'm pretty sure I was taught that in school.
No, I don't believe pine resin is carcinogenic. I think people get mixed up with tar, which definitely is cancerogenic.

In any case, the resin isn't water soluble, sticks to the skin and paper and isn't eaten, so even if it isn't good for you, it's a non-issue.
That must be it, can't find any reference to it now.
 


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