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Obsessed With Finding a Better Potato

If there's one thing that I love in this world, it's potatoes.  I love my husband, I love my dogs, I love wearing comfortable shoes – but above all this, I REALLY REALLY LOVE POTATOES.  So when I saw this:


I think my heart literally stopped for a moment.

At Quicken Loans, we're obsessed with finding a better way.  It's one of our ISMs and it's what inspired Dan Gilbert to start carving his pumpkin from the bottom:

"Gilbert obsesses about finding better ways, and he drives that mentality into his people by asking a simple question: How do you carve a pumpkin? The traditional approach calls for cutting the lid off the top and scooping out the insides through that hole.

But by cutting the hole in the bottom instead, the insides come out easier, you can still carry it by its stem, and then you just place the pumpkin over a candle or light instead of reaching inside."

When I came across this recipe featuring a potato that was part baked potato, part french fry and part potato chip I thought to myself, "This is it.  I've found the ultimate 'better way'." A little further digging revealed this wondrous creation to be a Hasselback potato – the Swedish version of a baked potato.  Leave it to the Swedes.  First they give us IKEA.  Now they give us the greatest potato of all timeĀ®.

I can't wait to try this.  I'll let you know how it turns out.  Actually, I don't need to actually eat it to review it – I know it's going to be amazing.  That is my official opinion on this subject.

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  1. Do the right thing and make that potato.

    Posted by: Clayton | October 18, 2010
  2. Yummy potatoes

    Posted by: Doughboy pools | October 19, 2010
  3. I love potatoes, and I love may too

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