How do you like them Spuds

Joined Jul 31, 2000
Mashed, smashed,baked,broiled, boiled, roasted,
I love these little (or big) guys.

whats your favorite way to prepare the spud?
Joined Jan 9, 2002
Idaho potatoes- unpeeled, cut up, boiled, mashed by hand so there are lots of lumps. Mix with cream/sour cream and lots of real butter, salt, and pepper. Sometimes I like to throw minced onions in too, just for pizazz.

Mmmmm. :lips:

Gravy is optional.
Joined Aug 11, 2000
Fingerlings sauteed with wild shrooms
Twice baked or Crispy on the outside soft on the inside loaded with pig and dairy onions, shrooms, tomatoes good too
Boiled red B's in crab boil eaten by hand with butter.
hash browns...either shredded or chuncked with onions, garlic, and Tony chachere
My kids think potatoes are "the" vegetable of choice, can't imagine where they would get that.....
Oh yeah if you notice each potato variety is used in it's own way.
Russian Banana Fingerlings are GREAT!!! if you see um try um, you won't be disappointed.
Joined Apr 30, 2001
Evil little bringers of high blood sugars potatoes!

Personally....I never met a potato I didn't like! I especially like sweet potatoes sliced, pan fried in butter and sprinkled with brown sugar.

Those were the days.
Joined May 26, 2001
As long as they're cooked, I'll eat them!

When I was little, being sick meant getting mashed potatoes with American cheese melted into them. Maybe that's why I had tonsilitis so much???
Joined Nov 20, 2000
I'm with Suzanne on this one.
Every method in Larousse Gastronomique, boardwalk fries, McDonalds fries, tater tots, oven baked, baked, twice baked, cottage fries, potato chips, mashed, salt potatoes with butter!!!
I'likes me taters!:bounce: :bounce:
Joined Jan 21, 2002
must be the Irish in me - I also never met a potato I didn't like.
any shape, color style of cooking, I love them all.

I once made a potato soup that got me a marriage proposal...

Joined Dec 6, 2001
I have always thought I could live the rest of my days subsisting solely on spuds. I love them any way you prepare them, except INSTANT mashed or made into fatfree chips, what a waste of potatoes! Fave ways include:

Fresh cut fries

mashed tatoes with real butter and sourcream

twice baked with cheddar and parmesan

parmesan oven fries, cajun seasoned

hashbrowns with fried eggs

loaded potato skins

cheesy augratin with chopped ham and peas stirred in

creamed new potatoes and peas

skillet-fried in bacon drippings with sweet onion and bacon pcs

redskinned potato salad

grilled in foil packets with olive oil and sweet onion

potato pancakes with sourcream and chives

browned potato wedges roasted with potroast

ok and dont laugh, but I do love Ruffles chips and Tator Tots on occassion :)
Joined Aug 29, 2000
Pommes Anna! As Nancya said, potatoes can be evil... but boy, are they good. Especially drenched in butter. Pommes Anna is a major reason I bought my Matfer mandoline.
Joined Apr 19, 2001
Calico - Have you ever tried Utz's potato chips? Maybe they're just local here - but to die for!!!

Do sweet potatoes count? Baked, or sweet potato fries, or parboiled, sliced, then roasted with drizzled maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, and toasted pecans!

From my childhood - 'parsley potatoes' - baby potatoes, boiled, then loaded with melted butter, chopped parsley, salt, and peas!


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Joined Oct 7, 2001
mashed potatoes are number 1 in my book!! But I can't discount, french fries, or pan fried potatoes in bacon fat. And don't forget twice-baked dripping sour cream and cheddar.
Joined Dec 4, 2001
I think there is no such thing as a bad spud. There are only degrees of good.
I peel the cloves from a head of garlic and add them to cream. I heat the garlic/cream for 10 minutes and let it infuse while the spuds cook. Mash the potatoes with lots of butter and the cream (cloves removed), salt and pepper. Best garlic mashers ever.
Or how about mashed with pecorino romano or parmesan or maybe a little truffle oil. Comfort food at it's best.

Joined Sep 21, 2001
Oh! No! Don't slay that potato
Let us be merciful, PLEASE!
Don't boil em' or dice them
Or even deep fry them
Don't slice them or flake them
Don't shed the blood
Of a poor helpless spud (its the worst kind of thing you could do).
Oh! No! Don't slay that potato!
It never did nothin' to you!

I always liked that song.
Joined Oct 13, 2001
I agree with Nancya , so good but tough on the blood sugars .
Here is a easy recipe that I get requests for all the time . I have a
small mixer now so I mix my potatoes in about 25 pound batches .
25 lbs redskin potatoes washed , 2 lbs real butter , 2 oz ladle salt , 2 tablespoons white pepper . 1 1/2 to 2 qts 1/2 & 1/2 .
Steam or boil potatoes till just done , add butter to mixer , than the potatoes , salt , pepper , and 1 quart of 1/2 & 1/2 . Mix on low till just broken up then turn to medium high and adjust consistency with 1/2 & 1/2 . do not overmix , leave some lumps .
Always a rave on this recipe .
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