Originally posted by brittneal
For those of us who enjoy the earthy flavor in the skin, Beware. In a restayrant dont eat it if it is foil wrapped! Working in different pllaces I learned one important fact. If they are wrapped in foil they may not be washed. I have found mud in thae skin before.
Baked with oil and S&P you see what you eat.
Britt, you're right. I used to work in the kitchen of Ryan's Steakhouse and was often in charge of wrapping bakers for the day:
Step 1 -- dump a 40 lb. box into the utility sink and fill up with tap water.
Step 2 -- drain the sink and start wrapping each potato in foil.
I'd have to wrap for hours and couldn't stop to clean a spud more thoroughly than that. Sometimes there were some dirty ones, but does a 500-degree oven kill everything anyway? I don't know. I often ate potatoes at work and of course would eat the skin, but only if
I washed the skin myself. Coincidentally, my friend worked in the kitchen at a smaller restaurant in town, known for their spuds, and he always complained about being the scrubber (he'd scrub boxes of spuds at the sink for hours)! And their potatoes were great