Potato preparation poll

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How do you like your spuds?

Chips
8
29%
Boiled
1
4%
Roast
6
21%
Mash
4
14%
Crisps
0
No votes
Rosti
2
7%
Baked
7
25%
 
Total votes: 28

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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby Toby » 23 Oct 2018, 14:55

Dauphinois!

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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 24 Oct 2018, 07:47

You all know the answer is chips.
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby pcqgod » 24 Oct 2018, 16:57

I'm surprised mash isn't doing better.
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby Sneelock » 24 Oct 2018, 17:17

you know why I didn't choose mashed? because I'm lazy. all I had to do was move the cursor and click the box but I get tired just thinking about making mashed potatoes. boxed don't come close.
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby Jimbo » 24 Oct 2018, 17:36

My friend boasted about how his favorite pizzeria piles french fries on top of their pizza. One day he took us and there is was, a perfectly fine New York style large pie laden with fries. Not good. Not good.
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby Flower » 24 Oct 2018, 20:39

What! No potato pancake/latka option?

My write in vote is for latkas. After that, baked, then mashed potatoes.
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby Hightea » 24 Oct 2018, 21:54

Flower wrote:What! No potato pancake/latka option?

My write in vote is for latkas. After that, baked, then mashed potatoes.


damn how can we forget Latkas. Yes that would be my vote also.
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby Minnie Mincepie » 24 Oct 2018, 21:58

I love latkas as much as the next reasonable person but over chips? Be off with you!
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby Snarfyguy » 24 Oct 2018, 22:08

Sneelock wrote:you know why I didn't choose mashed? because I'm lazy. all I had to do was move the cursor and click the box but I get tired just thinking about making mashed potatoes. boxed don't come close.

My assumption was someone else would be doing the preparing. :?
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby Bent Fabric » 24 Oct 2018, 22:14

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I'm not claiming that the almighty tot is necessarily superior to the chip, the mashed, or the baked, but...there's definitely a time and place where no other starchy side will do.

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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby sloopjohnc » 24 Oct 2018, 23:25

Bent Fabric wrote:Image

I'm not claiming that the almighty tot is necessarily superior to the chip, the mashed, or the baked, but...there's definitely a time and place where no other starchy side will do.


I just bought some at the supermarket last weekend because I feel a hankerin' coming on.
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby Bent Fabric » 24 Oct 2018, 23:29

Spicy brown mustard is an underutilized tot dip.

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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby The Red Nosed Heifer » 24 Oct 2018, 23:29

mentalist (slight return) wrote:You all know the answer is chips.


Just knocked off some chips with gravy and chicken salt, the answer is easily chips.
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby Snarfyguy » 24 Oct 2018, 23:32

Tater tots have an interesting origin story: https://www.eater.com/2017/8/28/1615971 ... da-history
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby GoogaMooga » 24 Oct 2018, 23:44

The Red Heifer wrote:
mentalist (slight return) wrote:You all know the answer is chips.


Just knocked off some chips with gravy and chicken salt, the answer is easily chips.


This. 8-)
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby sloopjohnc » 24 Oct 2018, 23:50

Bent Fabric wrote:Spicy brown mustard is an underutilized tot dip.


I'm with ya.
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby sloopjohnc » 24 Oct 2018, 23:52

Snarfyguy wrote:Tater tots have an interesting origin story: https://www.eater.com/2017/8/28/1615971 ... da-history


I don't know why they don't put the inventor's quote on packages.

“These were all gobbled up faster than a dead cat could wag its tail,” Nephi Grigg would write 35 years later. The golden potatoes had been cut into bite-sized pieces and fried, and they were a hit. Tater Tots were born.
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby martha » 25 Oct 2018, 13:30

You really can't ruin potatoes any which way they are prepared.

My favorite potato dish is my mom's niedernauer kartoffeln. She took my great grandma and grandma's recipe and tweaked it by adding bacon fat and parmesan. I took her recipe and tweaked it by switching the cheese to Asiago and Gruyere, adding cloves of roasted garlic and a pinch of Coleman's dry mustard. But basically just cook potatoes by steaming or boiling them, then slice and pan fry them in bacon grease. When they are brown on one side you flip them over and then add the roasted garlic cloves, grated white cheeses like Asiago, Gruyere etc, some sour cream, a pinch of Coleman's mustard and a beaten egg. The result is half mashed, half fried, all good.

The other dishes I love are my mom's potato salad, her potatoes au gratin, her cabbage and potato mash, twice baked potatoes, salt potatoes and potato terrine. All delicious. You really can't go wrong with spuds.

Lately I've become fond of baked salted potatoes with beef brisket burnt ends and bbq sauce, butter, sour cream, cheddar and baked beans. Diabetes inducing but great.
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby sloopjohnc » 25 Oct 2018, 16:22

martha wrote:The other dishes I love are my mom's potato salad


As much as I was raised on potatoes and love them, I cannot stand potato salad for some reason.

I always reach for the cole slaw, given the choice.
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Re: Potato preparation poll

Postby The Modernist » 25 Oct 2018, 17:23

Minnie Cheddars wrote:Isn’t it weird that everyone is dissing boiled potatoes yet mash,which is a joy, is only boiled potatoes, mashed?

Perhaps it’s a textural pleasure more than taste.


Well it isn't really is it, because surely you'd mash them with milk and butter?