Saturday, 16 August 2014


I like potatoes. You can do many things with 'em. You can boil 'em, fry 'em, bake 'em, roast 'em, mash 'em, saute 'em, (whatever that is?) You can grate 'em, chip 'em, and you can make hash browns with 'em. And bubble 'n' squeak 'em. You can make 'em into crisps too if you like.

Before we had potatoes in England, people used to eat parsnips a lot. Parsnips are all right, but there isn't the versatility, and they are an awkward shape.

I had potatoes this evening. First I boiled 'em, then I mashed 'em. There is some left over. I might have 'em fried for breakfast, with an egg, or I might eat 'em later tonight in a sandwich. You can make potato sandwiches. Did you know that? Delicious. Ever had a crisp sandwich? Give it a try. Lovely. Chip butty. Mmmm.

Sorry about the over use of  the word 'em. Probably would have been quicker to spell the whole word, what with having to stick the apostrophe in each time. Oh well, it's done now.

Yeah I like potatoes. Cheap, nutritional, versatile and filling. Whoever invented potatoes should get a medal. Bloody genius! Well done.

Thank you.