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delicious baked potatoes
This post is part of the Panem Thanksgiving series.

Masonry workers in District 2 live a hard life – however, this work makes them hearty and strong: the perfect Career tributes. A military District situated high in the mountains surrounding the Capitol itself, the citizens there must feed on hearty meals. The potatoes served at a District 2 Thanksgiving reflect the surrounding landscape.

By Samantha (admin) Published: November 12, 2013

    • Yield: 4 Servings
    • Cook: 2 hrs 20 mins

    This post is part of the Panem Thanksgiving series. Masonry workers in District 2 live a hard life - however, this work makes …

    The Ingredients.
    The Method.
    1. Add potatoes to a pan and cover with water. Bring them to a boil and cook until they are soft throughout when pierced with a fork.
      potatoes in a pan
    2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    3. Remove the potatoes from the water and place on a parchment-lined baking tray.
    4. Cut an x-shape in each potato, then mash them down, leaving as many peaks and crags as you can. Do not make mashed potatoes on the tray - texture is wanted here.
      potatoes mashed on a tray
    5. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil. This is a personal taste (and health may be a factor), but remember that the more oil you use, the crispier they will get. Season with pepper and salt.
    6. Place in the 400 degree oven until the potatoes turn golden. If desired, finish under the broiler for a few minutes as we have done to crisp them further. (Keep an eye on them if you do this, however, so that the oil does not catch on fire.)
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