Chips or Potatoes???

@mummymo (23709)
March 10, 2007 9:38am CST
There seems to be a lot of food questions on here just now and this one is a constant argument in my house just now so I thought I'd find out what everyone else thinks! My 13 year old son wants chips with everything while my 5 year old daughter is not keen on them and wants potatoes all the time. Who likes what and why? Weemam I'm sorry but you didn't offer me any rice pudding so this is my revenge!!!
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Hahahaha well I am with your Daughter there lol I prefer Potatoes, tell your Boy Chips are bad for him all the time. Not very often I have Chips. You mean Weemam made Rice Pudding and I am having it out of the Tin thats bad lol.
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@weemam (13389)
10 Mar 07
No gabs I did not make it lol but hubby is disappointed lol xx
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Stop talking about rice pudding - my mouth is watering - I feel like Homer Simpson looking for donuts! xxx I agree with you Gaby! x
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Oh so am I now weemam I was looking forward to some Ricepudding coming way lol Oh dear sorry Mummymo lol.
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@weemam (13389)
10 Mar 07
I had to go suck on an Ice lolly i am starving lol , got dinner kooking :) Ross is the same he would have chips with everything if he could ,Ok some times but I don't want him to get " cuddly" like me , your son like Ross has no worries with his weight so I would still give himes chips but not every day , he can have rice pudding though PMSL xx
@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Thanks honey - there is nothing wrong with you. you just have some nice curves! AAAArrrrggghhh - had just managed to get rice pudding out of my mind and now you've put it back in there! xxx
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Ewww did you mention those horrid words, rice pudding! Tell weemam you are welcome to my large portion (rice pudding that is!) I've never eaten it after being served it for school dinners, put me off for life. Sorry, I digress here well I'm siding with your 13 year old son, chips with everything! But they HAVE to be OVEN chips, I can't abide them cooked in the fat fryer or out of the chippy, far too greasy and yukky! I hate those boiled potatoes. Jacket potatoes or chips every time for me!
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
How can you not like rice pudding - espescially if its got cinammon? Anyway we usually always have oven chips but before we got rid of the deep fat fryer I used to love making REAL chips , you know parboiling them in water first and then frying them - yummy! When I was really young I hated boiled potatoes and my great aunt told me she'd make sure I ate them and would ask for more! Well I was a bit worried cos everyone said she was a battle-axe! Well she made me boiled potatoes covered in butter wih sliced spring onions on top mmmmmmm! I loved my great aunt , she was never a battle axe with me AND she taught me how to make the best boiled potatoes!!!
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Mummymo, I think your chips are different then here in the states,right? And what is this about rice pudding?I love rice pudding and it's almost lunch time! At my house we love potatoes of any kind,mashed,french fried,baked,scalloped,ohhhhh I'm hungry. Raydene
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Hi Raydene yeah chips here are like your French Fries although mostly they are thicker! Your chips we call crisps!!! Weemam had been talking about making rice pudding on another site and it made me want some!!! Not sure what scalloped potatoes are? Hope you have a lovely lunch honey - its almost dinner time here and I don't know what to make!
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Scallops are sliced potatoes on an oven dish with sliced onions salt and pepper.some put diced ham or sausage in it also.Press it down in the dish and add milk or cream until it comes up but doesn't cover the potatoes.Cover the dish,pop in the oven and let it bake slowly........yummmy. The starch from the potatoes makes the milk thicken a bit.You can put corn or pea or string beans along with extra meat aqnd have a nice one dish supper. When I used to work I would put this in the slow cooker and leave it all day and it wouls be ready at dinner time. Raydene
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
That sounds absolutely yummy! Many thanks Raydene x
@Darkwing (21590)
10 Mar 07
I like roast potatoes, or baked. Chips are ok occasionally and I'm surprised a five-year-old isn't keen on them. There are lots of ways in which you can dress potatoes, and most of them are quite palatable. I like mashed potato as well if made from real potatoes... I hate the Smash mix, as it has no taste, whatsoever. I like my potatoes when mashed, to have black pepper and butter mashed in with them. These are particularly nice with sausages and veg. Yummy! I like to eat jacket potatoes with curry, prawn and thousand island dressing, chili con carne, or cheese filling. Wow, I like potatoes just about all ways you can come up with. Maybe your little man would like a jacket potato occasionally? Brightest Blessings.
@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Thanks Darkwing - you certainly do like potatoes and I'm getting hungry now! My son will eat potatoes occassionally and does enjoy them in most forms - think he's going through that teenage moany thing and just decided he wanted to be a chip freak!! Yeah my 5 year old is very up on whats healthy and she knows what she likes! xx
@Darkwing (21590)
10 Mar 07
I think girls are more up on what's healthy. Males will eat whatever is easier to eat, and chips are very popular. I like them and eat them in rotation with the others, but I try not to eat them too often!!!
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Think you have a good point there!
• Nepal
11 Mar 07
i love both potatoes and chips. I eat potaoes everyday in my meals and chips especially Lays
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@mummymo (23709)
11 Mar 07
Hey thanks for sharing! x
• United States
11 Mar 07
I thought chips were potatoes?
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@mummymo (23709)
11 Mar 07
Well thats true whiteheather but I suppose it's like the difference between bacon and pork chops or steak and burgers! x
• United States
10 Mar 07
I'm definitely not much help to you because I like chips.. and I like potatos. If I'm eating a sandwich I'll eat chips.. with a burger its definitely fries.. with roast its potatos too.. so maybe potatos win on this one!
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@mummymo (23709)
11 Mar 07
I know it gets confusing doesn't it - think i'm with you on the potatoes winning though!
• Canada
10 Mar 07
Why not giving them both of the things?
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
I do, believe me I do - just sick of the arguments between them every day - Think I will just decide what they are going to have from now on!
@bkfuels (1606)
• Canada
10 Mar 07
I guess you will have to mix and match. Eating potatoes is far more health then chips so good for your 5 year old. Why not try making potatoes for them both done in different ways.
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Thanks for that - I do try! xxx
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
10 Mar 07
Hi, I eat mainly potatoes but I must admit that I do prefer chips over the two of these the reason I prefer chips is that they seem to taste a lot better than just ordinary potatoes, and are you looking for how to make rice pudding.
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Kathy do you know I have never made my own rice pudding and I would love to try!!! x
• United States
10 Mar 07
I like potatoes more, though I like chips as well. You can do more with potatoes. Chips arent really all that good for you, and most of them have a lot of salt.
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Thanks honey potatoes are really versatile aren't they?
@spindrift (197)
10 Mar 07
I have 3 kids 2, 7 and 8 and they all like different things my oldest eats chips but not roast potatoes they all eat some chips but not alot my middle son will eat chips but not potatoes I dont mind which I have I love my mums roast potatoes and thick cut chips she makes them from real potatoes not out a bag of chips in the freezer not very healthy but very tasty
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Proper chips are fantastic - a nice special treat!
@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
10 Mar 07
I think this is a case where you should deside what is healthier for your children. Almost everyone will tell you that chips are their favorite but we all know they are not healthy like potatoes. I think you should stick with the potatoes.
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Thanks Jennifer this is true - and my kids do eat healthily for the most part - but I also believe that if you don't let them have treats then they get very greedy for the unhealthy stuff! x
@lols189 (4798)
10 Mar 07
well potatoes and chips are both the same as they are both made from potatoes but i would prefer them cut up into chips as potatoes are too big
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Ah but you can cut up potatoes and boil them - they cook quicker that way! x
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Well now that I figured out what chips are I would have to say compromise. Some days potatos and some chips. I like both and so do my kids so I'm safe on that one.
@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Thanks honey - sorry for the confusion! x
@sagarss (260)
• India
10 Mar 07
My favourite is Chips ,the main reason is that i need something crispy while eating rice and i feel chips is the best ,well sometimes potatoes will aslo do but my perfernce is chips
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
Thanks sagarrs - I never thought of rice and chips together!
• Singapore
10 Mar 07
I don't have a fixed idea on this. I sometimes ask for chips, and sometimes ask for potatoes. Here in Singapore, we sometimes get another option - rice. It is not the usual white rice in asian food - in "western meals", this rice would usually be some butter rice with raisins.
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
See the rice isn't a problem - they both love that, just not everyday! love to know how to make butter rice with raisins - sounds really nice! x
@beaniegdi (1966)
10 Mar 07
Children always like different foods at different times, mine always had different tastes in food. The other one is the when one week they like somethng and the next week they can't stand it.
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@mummymo (23709)
10 Mar 07
So true and it drives me round the twist!! Mind you my daughter has always loved veg!