How to cook potatoes?
May 9, 2009 6:55pm CST
The best-known vegetable in the world is the potato.It is one of the main food in China,About a half of the world's potatoes are grown in Europe.But till four hundred years ago the potato was not known to Europeans.By the beginning of last century,the potato was eaten in almost all the countries of the world. Now,in my family,we almost eat potatoes everyday,they are usually cooked with meat.How delicious. I want to know how to cook potatoes in your family,my friends?
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• United States
10 May 09
I'm an American and also love the potato! There are several ways we cook them here. Boiled, Fried, and baked ! When I boil them I peel them first, then cut them in quarters, I cover them in water and add salt and pepper, plus I add minced onion. I let them boil for 25 to 30 minutes. I drain the water and add butter usually i/2 of a quarter stick, I then add about 3 table spoons or more sour cream, I then blend it until it's smooth and not lumpy, serve while hot ans add salt and pepper to taste. When I bake them I wash the tatter and lightly drizzle oil over the tatter as it sits on a piece of foil, then I lightly put minced onion over the top and wrap the foil around it, then put on the BBQ, or in an oven that's pre heated to 325 degrees, and bake for 45 to 60 minutes. If I'm frying the tatters, I'll slice them length wise the slice the halves, about 1/4 inch thick. I'll pre heat he pan with oil, or add saved bacon grease, and oil in equal amounts. This adds a lot more flavor! then I'll fry them, but usually with sliced onion, (guess you can tell onion and tatters go together), and some green or bell peppers slices, I'll add salt and pepper, and fry til golden brown! Hope you will try this, as I gotten a lot of praise about my potatoes! tdemex
• United States
10 May 09
I absolutley love sweet potatoes. I didnt know until recently there were as many different ways to prepare them. I had never thought to bake a sweet potatoe the way you would regular one. They are so good baked with some cinnamon or brown sugar butter. My aunt aso makes great sweet potatoes for thanksgiving. Instead of being topped with marshmallow, we top them with corn flake crumbs, pecans and brown sugar. Yummy! I also like new potatoes. Would also love to see some recipes for pototoes.
10 May 09
The potato (solanum tuberosum) has it´s origin in South America. The europeans, namelly the spaniards, took it to Europe and from Europe it travelled to China. We cook it in very different ways: cooked with or without peeling it first, fried, roasted, mashed, hashed. It seems the way of preparing them is almost infinite. I´m a potato lover and eat much more potatoes than rice, pasta or even bread. I think it´s my main source of carbohidrates. I don´t cook them always with meat. In fact, I´m eating less meat each day that passes. But a spanish tortilla with fried onions, fried potatoes and chorizo are out of this world. The potato soup is one of my favorites too. And then there are the very small potatoes that you cook, carve a hole and put a piece of cheese (the melting kind) and close the hole with the potato you took out (mashed). Then you heat it at the side of a roast beef. YUMMY!!! I didn´t know they ate a lot of potatoes in China. I thought your staple food was rice. Take care