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.


  1. My husband (Irish) loved potatoes. In the part of the country where we grew up supper consisted of meat, potatoes, and a vegetable. He would have been happy with nothing but potatoes. For dieters potatoes are high in carbs but the nutrients make them worth it. Your leftover mashed would be good with a few pieces of onion, a little flour, milk, and egg. I like to add a little basil too but that is me. Make patties and fry them in a little oil. They are good for any meal but excellent for breakfast with a bit of bacon. Actually you can mix that in too if you wish. You can make the mixture the night before and keep it in the fridge until morning for a no fuss meal. I'm hungry.

  2. Everything you said PLUS I just have to go out to the garden and pull a few as they grow so well with bugger all effort. I just love them. In fact I had mashed spud topped with cheese and cayene pepper and cooking the the oven till the cheese is brown and toasty. Yummo, delicious.

  3. As I read this I was reminded that I had put some potatoes on to boil prior to doing bubble and squeak (it goes really well with duck). I really should concentrate. They're okay though, ready for mashing. Spuds ... who can live without 'em (see what you mean about the apostrophe!).

  4. Another superbly interesting post. lol
    Keep em coming, notice the ...em.

  5. In other words, taters, spuds, or scraunchies (my dad's word for roast potatoes).

  6. I love potatoes too...had some stir-fried with okras and herbs on Sunday...delish!!

    1. This is something I had not thought of. Sounds good. I am going to try it.