I don't like Potatoes Grandad!

Roast potatoes! YUM!!
@garymarsh6 (11913)
United Kingdom
July 16, 2017 3:38pm CST
OH my goodness gracious me. My grandson declares today that he does not like potatoes. I can't believe it. He must be a genetic freak! Everyone loves potatoes don't they? They can be boiled, mashed, fried, roasted, among a few ways of cooking them. Popped in stews and casseroles to make them more hearty. They can be made into soups too. Potatoes are a staple part of British cuisine. How could anyone not like potatoes. I love them although I must admit I only like them done in a certain way. I am not keen on chips, I am not keen on Mash although with the addition of cheese they become more palatable. I love Lyonnaise potatoes I love Dauphinoise Potatoes I like Duchess potatoes. Herbed potatoes. Potato cake. Saute There are so many different ways of preparation. The strangest way I have ever eaten potatoes was when my wife made something. She served a delicious cake with a dab of rum in it. Ok a bit more of a dab but that's just being economical with the truth. After I had finished it she asked me if I had liked it. I told her it was delicious then she dropped the bombshell telling me the main ingredient was potato. I couldn't believe it you would never have imagined. So my question to you is do you like potatoes and what way is your favourite. My first is Roast potatoes followed by Dauphinoise.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
16 Jul
Those Dauphinoise are divine in that photo. Oh so little Master does not like spuds..no way Jose I like them really the best toffee roasted. Though you know I am half spud as well Mom born in Ireland.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
16 Jul
I think his mother is feeding him too much rice and pasta!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
16 Jul
@garymarsh6 It would seem so. Maybe he will grow out of this condition lol
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
16 Jul
I love potatoes too, but my favourites are the ones you like least - chips and mashed.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul
OH Janet we are not compatible !
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul
@garymarsh6 I'm sure we are in other ways
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@Asylum (45897)
• Manchester, England
16 Jul
As you say potatoes are virtually our staple diet, so I would expect every English person to like them in some form.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
16 Jul
Absolutely. I fear there is a genetic mix up somewhere!
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@Asylum (45897)
• Manchester, England
16 Jul
@garymarsh6 I blame Macdonald's for introducing American on the younger generation.
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@Hatley (152025)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Jul
@garymarsh6 alot of us Americans l ove potates toiio lol
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• Jacksonville, Florida
16 Jul
I don't like them at all, unless they are French fries or chips. Lol. Other than that nope!
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
16 Jul
I am not keen on French Fries but chips we call crisps and I love those!
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@marlina (56978)
• Canada
4 Aug
@LovingMyBabies , Jennifer, have you ever tried "potato candy"?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Aug
@marlina No I haven't, never heard of that to be honest.
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@CRK109 (14413)
• United States
16 Jul
I love mashed potatoes with cheese and butter mashed in! SOOOOO good!
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul
Claudia now you are talking! I love potato with cheese!
@Gillygirl (15159)
• Sutton, England
16 Jul
Kids are funny, he'll probably grow out of his dislike of potatoes. I like potatoes cooked in many ways but not tried them as a cake with rum.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
16 Jul
I was a bit flummuxed cooking potatoes Gilly I asked how much vodka I needed to put in
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@Gillygirl (15159)
• Sutton, England
16 Jul
@garymarsh6 I like Bacardi and chips.
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@mandala100 (22984)
• Hong Kong
17 Jul
@garymarsh6 I love potato boiled, potato salad, chips. I hope your grandson will soon love eating potato.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul
I hope so too! There are plenty of other things available if he doesn't!
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@mandala100 (22984)
• Hong Kong
17 Jul
@garymarsh6 Ok my friend and that's good to hear from you.
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@Hate2Iron (7262)
• Canada
16 Jul
Pretty much any kind of potatoes... except potato soup... at least the way my mom used to make it!!
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul
Oh oh I hope your mum doesn't read this!
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@Hate2Iron (7262)
• Canada
18 Jul
@garymarsh6 LOL... I'm pretty sure that I'm safe! But it was pretty bad lol!
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@rebelann (27985)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Jul
I like mine fried, boiled, baked, mashed and after reading what Dauphinoise is I'd love that too. It's hard to believe your grandson doesn't like them.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
16 Jul
Odd little boy thats all I can say! LOL
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@rebelann (27985)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Jul
I have to agree with that @garymarsh6
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@Platespinner (16588)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Jul
Potatoes are okay, but nothing spectacular. One of my sons despises potatoes unless they are fried really crispy. Boiled, mashed, in stew...you name it he dislikes it. I've never tried to sneak them into a cake, but many years ago I tried using a small percentage of bean-flour in some baked goods (he dislikes beans as intensely as potatoes) and he could ALWAYS tell, even when no one else could.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
16 Jul
He obviously had a great distaste for beans! I don't like pulses at all. .
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@MALUSE (28625)
• Denmark
16 Jul
I love potatoes! I wouldn't want to live in a country where pasta or rice were the main dishes.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
16 Jul
I am definitely with you on this one! I blame my daughter. I think she feeds them too much pasta or rice to be honest.Although I love Italy and like the food for a short while I do not think I could live on pasta as they do. To us it is not natural! As for rice I could not face Chinese food for at least six months once I came home from China!
@WorDazza (8261)
• Manchester, England
17 Jul
This is an outrage. Does he not know that not liking potatoes is actually illegal? Roast potatoes are my favourite. That picture you've posted is literally making my mouth water as I type!! I need a cloth to wipe my keyboard!!
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@LadyDuck (108567)
• Switzerland
17 Jul
Oh goodness, I would eat potatoes every day, I love all those you mentioned, I like Swiss Rösti, rosemary roasted potatoes, fried potatoes, even the potato soup and the potato dumplings. How someone cannot love those delicious recipes?
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul
OH yes Swiss Rosti are delicious!
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@LadyDuck (108567)
• Switzerland
24 Jul
@garymarsh6 This is something I like, especially in winter with the classic Swiss veal and mushrooms stew.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul
@LadyDuck You are so wicked to me because you describe all the things that I love to eat!
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@DianneN (52777)
• United States
17 Jul
I'm sure he will grow to love potatoes, as did my grandchildren. lol I love potatoes prepared any which way, especially potato pancakes and baked potatoes. Since white potatoes are bad carbs, I eat more sweet potatoes these days. I made purple, red, and white potatoes for our dinner on Saturday, roasted in garlic, fresh rosemary, olive oil and finished with salt and ground pepper. Mmmmmmm........
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul
Ooh with recipes like that I am moving in!!!
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@DianneN (52777)
• United States
23 Jul
@garymarsh6 . You are always welcome to stay!
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul
@DianneN With those kind of recipes you would never get rid! LOL
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@celticeagle (111470)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jul
I am an Idahoan and a true tator lover. They call them spuds where I come from. I like them most ways they can be fixed.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul
Yes there is even a potato named Idaho I believe. It is practically written in stone that you must like them!
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@celticeagle (111470)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jul
@garymarsh6 ......Idaho Russet perhaps.
@Tracy04 (10007)
• Malaysia
17 Jul
I love sweet potato. Steamed sweet potato.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul
Sweet potato is a fairly new phenomena to the UK. Personally I do not like them!
@Tracy04 (10007)
• Malaysia
17 Jul
@garymarsh6 maybe it doesn't grow there? Or not a common food to eat.
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@RubyHawk (18687)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 Jul
I love potatoes but can't eat them due to a health problem. I do sneak a bite once in awhile.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul
Everything in moderation!
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@RubyHawk (18687)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Jul
@garymarsh6 Yes, unless it's injurious to your health.
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@Hannihar (4362)
17 Jul
I love potatoes. Whenever I make chicken in my crock pot I put potatoes in also.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul
An essential ingredient!
@Hannihar (4362)
18 Jul
@garymarsh6 Gary, yes they are.
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@Kandae11 (21770)
17 Jul
Before I became really serious about healthy eating, I was crazy over french fries - now I have potatoes, baked or mashed.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul
Fried are probably very tasty way of eating potatoes but we tend to make our chips much larger so less fat on them than the small french fries,
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@Kandae11 (21770)
17 Jul
@garymarsh6 I think I would prefer them large.
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@valmnz (12577)
• New Zealand
16 Jul
Ask your grandson if he likes chips or fries - whatver you call them there. My favourites are roasted, mashed and baked with a cheesy white sauce.
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@garymarsh6 (11913)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul
He is not even keen on chips Val. Funny boy!
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@valmnz (12577)
• New Zealand
17 Jul
@garymarsh6 I'm sure he'll find plenty of things he does like!
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