Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tell Me: Taters for you?

I like my taters. A lot. At least when using the good ol' Russet. I mean seeing as how there are over 4000 varieties I really had to narrow it down for ya.

Baked, fried, mashed, au gratin , chips, scalloped, hash browned, etc and so on. There's a huge one out there that I just dont care for. Perhaps I just have never tried a good recipe. Potato salad and I just aren't friends. I think it has to do with the texture thing.

Tell Me: What's your favorite way to eat potatoes?

22 comments:

Victoria said...

I am a new red potato, or Yukon Gold fan. Why? Because I am too lazy to peel them... and my favorite recipe is for skin-on mashed potatoes, with butter and cream and caramelized shallots. Mmm!

Kristina P. said...

I will eat them anyway. Although, scalloped potatoes aren't really my favorite. I think the times I've eaten them, they haven't been completely cooked.

Olivia Carter said...

Hummm... this is a tough one....

I like french fries an awful lot but I'm a huge skin-on garlic mashed potato fan (lots o' butter, please) & I like funeral potatoes a lot too. But really I'll take them how I can get them.

Scott on the other hand doesn't like most potatoes. French fries that don't taste like potatoes & garlic mashed potatoes that I make are about it. He'll tolerate some & won't even touch others. SO weird.

Barbaloot said...

Ew-I could totally live without potato salad!

My favorite is either red mashed potatoes with some of the peels left on, or cut up in cubes, mixed with Lipton Onion Soup packets and baked in the oven for a couple hours. So good---and perfect when you have steak and so won't have gravy!

Rochelle said...

I love potatoes too! Potato salad included, not the store bought stuff, yuck! But I love my mom's homemade stuff!

Kim Coates said...

I have to agree, potato salad is probably my least favorite way of eating potatoes. I love baked potatoes, with chili and cheese and sour cream on top. I love mashed potatoes. I love french fries. I love potatoes!

Jenni Elyse said...

My favorite way to eat the potato is in hashbrown form or mashed potato form, both with a healthy helping of ketchup. ;)

I'm not a fan of the baked potato. For some reason, the potato is just too strong for me. I'm okay with potato salad as long as the potatoes are small and not overwhelming, and there's a generation portion of eggs in the salad.

Mandi and Adam Galovan said...

I love potatoes, though I don't cook with them much. French fries are probably my favorite. I love potatoes left over from pot roast fried in a pan for breakfast. I definitely don't like potato salad of any kind and baked potatoes aren't my favorite (but I'll eat 'em). I won't eat fake mashed potatoes either. They've gotta be real.

bedelia said...

Oh man, I love potatoes any way except potato salad. Its the mayo/miracle whip for me. That stuff is sick. My favorite way is either baked or fried. Now I'm craving a baked potato.

Violet said...

Yum! Potatoes are probably my favorite food on the planet! French fries, mashed potatoes, hashbrowns,... I don't think I can choose a favorite. I do agree with everyone who mentioned potato salad as their LEAST favorite way to eat potatoes.

Kayla said...

I have had two potato salads in my life that I've liked. When they're done right, it's like heaven in my mouth. When they're done wrong, just steer clear!
Mashed with a good gravy and lots of pepper is my favorite way to eat them.

Victoria said...

Oh, and... .the best cinnamon rolls I ever had were made with leftover mashed potatoes... :)

Erin said...

My mom has a potato roll recipe that is to die for. It is the only homemade roll I ever make.

During the entire first trimester of this pregnancy, I craved potatoes of any kind every single day. It was crazy! Even now, I keep frozen hashbrowns on hand for when the mood strikes.

stewbert said...

I LOVE potatoes ... prepared almost any way. Love sweet potatoes too. Am missing them right now. *sniff*

H.K. said...

I'm like you, I like them in any form!

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

I am a fan of anything with cheese. I don't cook, but it is the only way I eat/make potatoes.

Susan said...

I HATE POTATO SALAD!!! I really really don't like eating it. Bryan's family LOVES it... so it's always hanging around the holidays. Blech.

I love red potatoes because the skin is much thinner. I like them roasted. I also love mashed potatoes and french fries of course! I love scalloped too! I guess I really like potatoes more than I ever sat down to think about it! ha ha.

Brodi Ashton said...

Potatoes are my absolute favorite food. Makes me want to drive out to Draper and get some fries at In-n-out. Yum...

Me (aka Danielle) said...

YUM! I am a potato nut! They ARE my favorite food. Mashed, Fried, Baked. My least favorite is probably anything cheesy. Not a fan.

Jill Hunt said...

I have a HUGE weakness for potatoes! I pretty much like them in any form. That is why I could NEVER do a no carb diet!

Rachel@MyPinkFlipFlops said...

This just reminded me of the Lord of the Rings quote

"Po-ta-toes Boil 'em. Mash 'em. Stick 'em in a stew"

I'm craving anything potatoes right now....I'd love some potato wedges right now....mmmmm....

Jana said...

I love mashed potatoes with a passion. I literally could eat them everyday and I did when I had morning sickness pretty bad. I totally understand the whole potato salad thing. Most of them are yucky to me too. The only one I like is here at this link: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cheesy-Potato-Salad/Detail.aspx
It tastes like a loaded baked potato so it's really yummy!