What is your favourite way to eat Potatoes.

Canada
March 2, 2009 6:00pm CST
Tonight we are having poatoes again!..Oh no not again you say!! Well the potato is so versatile..There are so many ways to cook potatoes. They can be a side dish or an entire meal...Its all up to your imagination. So tell me and lets share, maybe there are some new ideas out there, What is your favourite way to cook potatoes? Do you like them mashed, boiled, baked, scalloped, french fried, or some other way! Personally I like mine scalloped with green onions and bacon and cheese on top!
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73 responses
• Canada
3 Mar 09
My favorite way to eat potatoes is mashed
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• Canada
3 Mar 09
Hi Mitch, I also like mashed with butter and milk added.. Do you do the same or add gravy?
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
4 Mar 09
oh man there is definitely more than 1 way that i like potatoes, like you said they really are so versatile! my favorites are probably mashed and baked with sour cream and chives!! mmmm its making me hungry just typing this LOL scalloped potatoes are also really good!
• Canada
4 Mar 09
hehehehe..i wonder how many people are having potatoes after reading this discussion..I have got some new ideas off these posts..Funny nobody mentioned poutine!..Only in our Canada eh?.....They dont know what they are missing..fries smothered in gravy and cheese!!...oh..gotta go!...
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
4 Mar 09
OH MAN!! poutine is awesome!! you definitely can't go wrong with fries smothered in gravy with cheese...my mouth is watering for pouting right now LOL i haven't had in a while...DEFINITELY getting that this week! HAHA
• Canada
4 Mar 09
I havent had any in a while either..and I had to open my big mouth!... I have heard that KFC sells good poutine but I have not had it from there.
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@mermaidivy (15397)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I like to bake it with bacon and cheese, bacon and onion on top..hmmm yum yum. Sometimes I use potatoes to make soup too, it makes the soup heavier and thicker.
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Hi mermaidivy...Baked potatoes are always yummy..I love those toppings too and also sour cream on top!...Yes potatoes make a good filler for soups and stews as well. I am finding so many uses for them that I hope I dont gain weight trying them al
@SaraCate (184)
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Never mind thickening other soups...what about loaded babked potato soup all onits own? :) I can't believe I forgot about this in my previous post! I make ours with a couple cans of evaporated milk (usually), some chicken stock, onions, chopped ham or smoked sausage ( you could use crumbled bacon), cheese, and of course, potatoes! I've used cream when I had it to use up, and even powdered milk when necessary, and it has turned out fine any which way. I season with garlic, pepper, and whatever else 'sounds' good that day. DH likes a really thick soup/stew, so I use quite a bit of potato and blend about half of it, leaving the rest in potato chunks. Serve topped with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkles of chives, bacon bits (real), and greated cheese. :P Now *I'm* getting hungry! :) ~Sara
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Oh Sara!..If I gain 5 pounds tonight then its all your fault! I am so glad you shared that with us. It sounds so yummy!! One I will definately be trying!!
• India
3 Mar 09
Have you ever tried honey potatoes its amazing believe me.if you want i can tell you the reciepe
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Hi shiwangipeswani...I have not ever heard of honey Potatoes but would asolutely love to have the recipe. I cant imagine what it would be! I am looking forward to seeing it. I have learned of several new things to do with potatoes but yours is the only one called HOney Potatoes!!..cant wait and thanks!
• India
3 Mar 09
hey sandy how are u thanks for ur comment.here is the reciepe firstly just make the french fries that is fry the potatoes cut into long pieces.then take some honey acc to the quantity of potatoes and some seasome seeds.pour the honey into a container and make it a little warm then add seasome seeds into it and stir for about 3-4 mins and then add the fried potatoes or say the french fries,stir it for 3-4 mins more and the yummy honey potatoes are ready .ITS THE SIMPLEST AND SHORTEST DELICIOUS RECIEPE .TRY IT AND TELL ME HOW IT WAS
• Canada
12 Mar 09
Thank you so much . That is definately different and the first time I have heard of it. I will try it for sure, thanks again
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I grew up in a meat and potatoe family. That's what we had nightly, lol.... So I can make some potatoes lol.... and I actually have alot of favorite. Fried is one of mine.. good ol red potatoes, cut thinly, and fried, cripsy, with dash of salt and pepper.. yum-o. Scalloped baked potato, cheese, bacon, butter, salt and pepper and sour cream. My list could go on. When I moved to where I live now, Rice was the side dish and it took me forever to get used to that, and still my husband has to ask for rice instead of potatoes, lol.
• United States
3 Mar 09
I love rice, I rather have Rice as a side dish instead of potatoes. I am friends with a lot of people from Peru, so I love their food, one of their most favorite side dish is Rice, and potatoes, but they always make sure they have rice, they cant live without rice. I also like Fried Rice, from chineese, I order Special Fried Rice at least once a week, its so good! My other favorite rice is White rice cooked with water, so good.
@krajibg (11924)
• Guwahati, India
3 Mar 09
Yes the Peruvian food style resembles a not to the Indians. Here we rake rice only, I mean the major food is rice and potatoes are the part of it. If you have no other veritable available get one KG of Potatoes and prepare several curry out of it.
• Canada
3 Mar 09
I also love rice but think potatoes are more filling. I never eat both as a side dish, just one or the other.. My sri lankan friend eats rice with every meal too and some kind of curry..I believe that all the spice and lack of fatty foods is probably much healthier than what we like to eat in america. I tried an experiment one time and asked my sri lankan friend to make a meal plan for a week for me based on what she would typically eat. Lots of coconut milk, spices, fish,rice , no potatoes for the week!..and guess what...I lost weight!!! There is a lesson to learn from our friends abroad.
• Netherlands
8 Mar 09
I like baked potatoes with butter, sour cream and chives, other than that I like french fries and scalloped potatoes also. There is one other way I like them but don't have it often. I make a lasagna type thing out of them in which I layer sliced boiled potatoes, tomato slices, spinach and grated cheese. After a couple of layers then I top it off with a cheese sauce and a bit of grated cheese on top and bake in a medium temperature oven for about 30 minutes. ;)
• United States
10 Mar 09
your potato lasagna thing sounds delicious.
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• Netherlands
10 Mar 09
Thanks! It really is good and if you don't want to make a big dinner and want a little bit of meat for dinner you can always add a little browned ground beef, chicken or even sliced ham lunch meat...makes it so easy and fast! ;)
@mariposaman (2963)
• Canada
7 Mar 09
Why do I always have to choose. I guess my favorite is my quickie potato salad. You mash up boiled potatoes, preferably Russet, add some mayonaisse and some ranch dressing, bacon ranch, or other creamy dressing like three cheese. Add some chopped green onions and some real crumbled bacon, I keep a supply of cooked crumbled bacon in the freezer. Add some cubed cheddar if you want and some boiled egg. I also have a dried vegetable spice blend I sprinkle on too. Add it to your salad plate or put an inch on top of a slice of whole wheat toast. Of course I also like mashed with gravy, french fries with ketchup, potato chips (just the plain or ripples) or cubes in a home made stew (I don't think I can make a stew without potatoes). I also love baked potatoes and do not make them that way often enough. Instead of sour cream I use yoghurt cheese to save a few calories.
• Canada
7 Mar 09
Long Live Potato Salad!...not the stuff in the stores either. It is virtually flavourless!...I make a yummy salad too,in fact pretty much identical to yours, except I add green peppers and celery too. SOmetimes I use bacon, and sometimes cubed ham. I made a big bowl of it this week....Sorry, I cant share,,its all gone
• Canada
7 Mar 09
Maybe next time. Let me know and I will bring a bowl of my potato salad and we can compare. Give me lots of warning as it is a long walk.
@mansha (6298)
• India
3 Mar 09
Myhusband loves to eat potatoes and has no meal without some potatoes so every time I have to cook anything of potatoes. He is happy even if I give him boiled and mashed potatoes with salt too but to change taste I try and cook it in various forms too. Usually I make curry of potatoes but his favorite as far as I know is to slice them like french fries and then aute them in littel oil with some garlic and turmeric and black pepper and salt. it comes out really well if done properly and he can eat a pan full by himself if its crisp.
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Hi mansha..I am really interested in getting some recipes with curry and potatoes as I have never tried this. The fries sound good too sauteed in garlic and turmeric..Have never tried this either..I have added garlic to mashed but not fries..How very interesting and thanks
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@mansha (6298)
• India
3 Mar 09
Try Cooking With Potatoes by Nannie Mitter book it has interesting recipies. For curry potaotes we make two kinds which are very poular , I will tell you one: Heat oil and add cumin seed just let them pop a bit and then add paste of one onion add a 1/4 th tea spoon turmeric powder , and chilli powder and salt you can add as per your taste. Then add two tomatoes pureed and saute them till the oil and the mix seprates. add boiled and peeled 8 potaotes break them in to chunks by hand so that roughly they are equal in isze and if some of them get mashed and mixed in gravy all the better. let them saute for a bit in the masala mix you have prepared in pan, so that they absorb some salt from the gravy mix. Add some water according to how much thick you want gravy to be I myself add just half a glass of water. chop some coriander leaves and add them to the gravy before taking them off the heat. We eat this with bread or roties we Indians make or even poorioes that are made by mixing salt ,Carom seed and oil in wheat floor and kneading the dough rolling them in to thin circles and deep frying them till they trun creamish brown. for a better version of the same recipie see this site http://www.sailusfood.com/2006/04/18/aloo-tamatar-subzi-curried-potatoes-in-tomato-sauce/
@Barb42 (4215)
• United States
3 Mar 09
It doesn't matter how they are fixed, I love potatoes. Now, some people may not fix potato salad the way I like it, but that doesn't mean I don't like potatoes. We love them fried, boiled, baked, in soups and other dishes - just give us potatoes. They go with any meal. I even like fried potatoes for breakfast and most fast food restaurants have some kind of potato you can buy for breakfast, too. Potatoes are just a good staple food!
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Hi Barb42...I love potatoes too. I also agree that I dont like all potato salads. I dont care too much for the ones bought in a grocery store.. I do like my own..along with the potatoes, and I mash them, I add onions, green and red peppers, celery, hard boiled eggs, cubes of cheddar cheese, cubes of ham, shredded carrots, sometimes mushrooms, a tsp of mustard and mix with miracle whip..Refridgerate til cold!! Its even better the second day once the flavours blend and its nice and cold..I love it served with sweet and sour meatballs!..Ok..enough food!!..
@Barb42 (4215)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I don't like any potato salad bought out or served in restaurants. I love mine. I boil eggs which I have cubed, salt them, and then I add boiled eggs, sweet pickle relish, a small jar of pimentos, celery seeds and mayonnaise. I could sit down and eat it right now!!
@jsitko (1169)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Hi Sandymay, I am with you, I love scalloped potatoes too. I make them when I have a ham dinner, don't know why but it just seems that they go together. That way also when I have the leftovers, I will put the ham in the scalloped potatoes too. I also like them baked with sour cream and chives, maybe with cheese and bacon on them too. Then I like to make garlic mashed potatoes, there are just so many ways to make them. When I cook on the grill, I like to put chunked potatoes in a foil pouch with seasonings and butter of just strait on the grill and brush with seasoned butter. I am getting hungry now.
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Hi jsitko...I was giggling reading your response..I think we learned to cook in the same kitchen! That is exactly how I serve and make scalloped potatoes too, with ham or ham in it as well. The baked ones are how I like them too. I also make mashed with garlic at times or with ranch dressing too. The bbq pack is the other that I do also..That is funny. And just like you, I am also getting very hungry, reading all these responses
@jsitko (1169)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I can come up with many ways to cook them and I noticed that James had a great idea too. I too forgot about the roasted potato around a nice beef or pork roast, golden brown to perfection. It is almost dinner and I am getting real hungry now. I call my husband Mr Potato, he loves them any way I cook them. We even grow our own, mostly the red and gold potatoes. I still love the whites too.
@SaraCate (184)
• Canada
3 Mar 09
I haven't seen pierogis mentioned! We like pierogi 'lasagna': layer lasagna noodles, potatoes (I generally use mashed), and whatever pierogi fillings/potato topping you like: crumbled bacon/chopped ham, chives/herbs, onion (for this dish, I saute it with a little bell pepper), cheese, etc. Repeat layers, top with cheese, bake! :) Easy-peasy, especially if you have LO mashed potato to use up. ~Sara
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Hi SaraCate..you are right! Nobody has mentioned perogies!... Your recipe also sounds fabulous...I must try it and thanks..Its a very unusual combination.
@SaraCate (184)
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Now that I posted baked potato soup, I have another option that I've not seen here. :) We try to be conscientious about what we eat; DH was 'slapped on the knuckles' a few years ago about his cholesterol/triglycerides. Here's a really yummy sort-of-roasted/sort-of steak-fries potato: We cut medium potatoes into wedges, then toss in a bowl with...well, it depends! Some olive oil, then a clear-ish dressing like Italian, usually a low-fat version. Add whatever herbs you like - rosemary is one of our favorites, and I usually add some black pepper...another variation we like is lots of garlic. Make sure it's 'wet' enough to coat everything, spread on a tray, and bake at 350F or so until done (20 min?). You might want to turn them once. We eat these as a breakfast potato as well as dinner. :) ~Sara
@kiran8 (15377)
• Mangalore, India
3 Mar 09
I too love potatoes. In fact my entire family loves them. My son likes to have it mashed with some butter and salt n pepper. I make a raita or salad with it. I beat up yogurt and season it with salt and pepper and add lots of grated ginger, finely chopped green chillies( optional) and coriander leaves and finally add boiled cubed potatoes to it. It really tastes yummy and is very cooling during summer months..
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Hi kiran8..Thanks for that lovely recipe idea..I have nver heard of adding yogurt to potatoes.That is an interesting way of cutting back on fat too. This is one I must definately try. I am so glad I started this discussion and thanks!
@kiran8 (15377)
• Mangalore, India
4 Mar 09
Yes , it is a nice recipe, hope you like it...
@wolfaaron (179)
• United States
3 Mar 09
My family does not really use potatoes very much in their foods, but when they do, they add them to soups, or with eggs, or Chorizo, a mexican meat type mix. I also happen to like the way people from Peru tend to eat it, they cook them inside a pit of rocks that had recently been burned really hot, they just throw the potatoes in there, and take them out in an hour or two, may seem nasty, but its what they do.
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Hi wolfaaron..I am curious, what does your family use as a side dish with meals?..How do they have potatoes with eggs? Thanks for the info, I love to learn new things.
• United States
3 Mar 09
We dont really have a usual side dish, sometimes we have vegetables, sometimes spaghetti, most commonly rice, but its different every day. The way we eat potatoes with eggs is like this: Put oil in a pan, add egg, Chorizo, and potatoes cut into little squares, then fry them all together in the pan. It is actually pretty good.
• United States
6 Mar 09
I love creamy mashed potatoes with lot's of butter with turkey and sweet corn on the side. Yummy!
• Canada
7 Mar 09
I have to agree!..and they are still good all mixed up on the plate too!
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Has anyone ever asked you if there was one food you could take on a deserted island what would it be? Mine would definitely be potatoes!!! I love them. I am a carb eater. I guess my favorite way to eat them would be fried...like french fries. But...I do love them mashed with a yummy gravy!
• Canada
7 Mar 09
You could name it spud island!...But you would need to take oil to deep fry too!
• China
5 Mar 09
There's a health report reporting that it's better to boil the potato in order to free the lycopene. You know that the lycopene is one of the best anticancer substance. I think it's the healthy way to cook potato...of course, taking as the side dish is also a good way to eat...with some sugar on top...well, scalloped with some green onions and bacon and cheese is also nice...Happy mylotting!!!
• Canada
5 Mar 09
Hi there..yes I have heard this as well..also in other foods too. I have never heard of putting sugar on potatoes although someone else mentioned it too. Thanks
• China
5 Mar 09
I like boiled potato chips especially the potato chips in Mcdonal, i like this type of food since the first time i ate it in Mcdonal. i have ever trid to boiled potato chips by myself, but it seems not so delicious as i expectd, maybebe i have not yet found the best method to boiled potato chips. What is more, potatoes sometimes are cooked as side dish in the meals of our family.
• Canada
5 Mar 09
Hi there...do you mean french fries? yum yum..they never turn out like they do in Mcdonalds!!
@my125125 (820)
• Malaysia
4 Mar 09
Hi SandyMay, I like to drink potatoes soup, the recipes is potatoes, carrot and some cube pork. I like to cook my sliced potatoes in stir fried with few meat ball and some bean or vegetableand with salt for taste. And I like to eat french fries too, mash potatoes, baked potatoes, cheesed potatoes. Oh! Yummy!
• Canada
4 Mar 09
Guess what? Right now I am making potato salad! I turned on my computer this morning and saw more responses for potatoes, so I had to do something! I think most everyone likes potatoes and there are so many ways to cook them. Thanks
• China
4 Mar 09
Hi, Sandymay. I do like potatoes mashed with cheese, milk and meat. It is really delicious.
• Canada
4 Mar 09
Hi sandy...its sandy!.. Many of us seem to like good old mashed potatoes!! I am wondering if in china, they have different ways to prepare them?
@jannpa (499)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I was just reading some of the comments here & got alot of good ways to cook potatoes. I think my favorite is scalloped potatoes with ham. I love baked & mashed too. Actually I guess I like potatoes any which way! We don't have a lot of them because they are so expensive to buy anymore, the price keeps going up & up, I want to have a vegetable garden when we move so I can have all the vegetables I want. When the kids were little we use to grow different veggies but it's so hard to do here since the land is mostly rocks & it takes a long time to dig the ground so we don't bother anymore.
• Canada
4 Mar 09
Hi jannpa...yes I got a few new ways to cook potatoes. Cant wait to try some of them,..I love scalloped with ham too!! Oh heck, I like them all!!