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Rosin/resin-dipped baked potatoes at Cracker Barrel?

....or did I just dream that? I worked a very short, unsuccessful stint there as a waitress in the early 90's and I remember a huge vat of syrupy pine resin and dipping potatoes in it.

I was told that the crackly coating sealed in flakiness and fluffiness and stuff. Surely I can't have just imagined something like this? Anyone?


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  • cyndicyndi Posts: 3,341Registered Users
    I have no idea, but I love their chicken & dumplings and their fried apples. So sad...no cracker barrel near me.... :(
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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    Yep you remember correctly!

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  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    I've never heard of this. Sounds interesting, not in a "I want to eat that" way but in a " okay interesting" way.

    What does it taste like?
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    goldy wrote: »
    I've never heard of this. Sounds interesting, not in a "I want to eat that" way but in a " okay interesting" way.

    What does it taste like?

    I remember that the potatoes WERE uncommonly good. Like a regular baked potato, just nice and fluffy and good. I can't recall whether they were cooked in the resin or slipped in after baking.

    The skin would be crackly and hard-glazed, and not edible. I just did some googling and read that CB stopped it because customers were eating the skins. Not sure if it's true or not but I can see it happening.

    I used to hide back where the vat was bc it was sooo warm and cozy back there. I detested being a waitress but I loved dipping and wrapping the potatoes.

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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    On what PLANET would any restaurant serve food that's partially inedible? smh
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    On what PLANET would any restaurant serve food that's partially inedible? smh


    Not even that it's partially inedible - that it's TOXIC? I mean, you usually eat the potato skin. So serving a baked potato with skin which will kill you? Uhhhh.... duh?
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  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,937Registered Users
    This sounded nuts so I had to Google it - apparently this is a pretty common method of baking potatoes, especially outdoors. Who the heck knew? I've found posts about about people eating them at Cracker Barrel and summer camp. I guess people will eat any damn thing.

    How to Cook Potatoes With Pine Resin | eHow.com

    You can make your own. One source even said FLW's Falling Water had a pot built in just for this purpose.