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03-14-2007, 12:09 AM a small baked potato 1 starch or 2 starches?

03-14-2007, 12:44 AM
1/2 a baked potato is one starch

03-14-2007, 09:10 AM
Which is also about 4oz (or 1/2c). Since the size of potatoes varies so widely, I go by ounces. I saw that the serving size for the mashed potatoes in the LA cookbook was 1/2c so I just followed that through with that measurement whenever I have potatoes.

03-14-2007, 06:36 PM

You just made my day! :D I've been measuring out the poatos at 2 ozs. This is after my anal rentetive self weighed a bunch of potatos and decided that I would underestimate and go with 2! I thought that was low, but figured better safe than sorry. :D

03-14-2007, 08:34 PM
Thanks for that! You are right, spuds vary in size so I noticed that a restaurant potato is two and they are usually huge. Just to be save I had a 1/2 of a small and I think it was about 3 oz. I usually don't eat them at all because I am such a pasta queen that I normally go for that.