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Potato potato potato

(77 Posts)
thatbags Sun 08-Sep-13 08:51:30

sunseeker Sun 08-Sep-13 08:55:12

Loved it! Reminds me of a local farmer who put up a sign saying "Spuds for sale", when I asked his son why he had used the word spuds, he said it was because his father couldn't spell potato!!

Greatnan Sun 08-Sep-13 08:55:42

The potato is much under-rated - those roasties made my mouth water! No to mention tiny new potatoes with butter, mashed potatoes with grated cheese, and Belgian style crisp brown chips. How long is to lunch time?

kittylester Sun 08-Sep-13 09:01:42

I think it must be my Irish heritage because I love potatoes - any way at all really grin

Lona Sun 08-Sep-13 09:02:53

Great! Thank goodness it's jacket potato weather again!

Greatnan Sun 08-Sep-13 09:24:47

How could I forget the jacket potato - I fill mine with various things, such as shrimp or egg mayonnaise.

Lona Sun 08-Sep-13 09:26:31

Just cobs of cheese and butter for me!

Ariadne Sun 08-Sep-13 09:28:56

And chips!!

Ana Sun 08-Sep-13 11:33:52

It's always jacket potato weather! grin

merlotgran Sun 08-Sep-13 11:57:02

It's reminded me we still have to lift our second earlies but CBA syndrome seems to have set in today. hmm

BAnanas Sun 08-Sep-13 13:18:15

Life without potatoes would almost be as bad as life without bananas! What sad lives the people of this country lived with their miserable selection of root vegetables before we discovered the Americas, not so good for them though cos we only gave them the common cold and a lot worse!

Greatnan Sun 08-Sep-13 14:00:07

I agree, BAnanas - I don't crave anything sweet, but I would hate to give up potatoes (or bread).

Lona Sun 08-Sep-13 14:21:58

I'm beginning to wish I hadn't seen bags link, I can't stop singing it!!!

Greatnan Sun 08-Sep-13 14:57:36

Hee hee - I have just had a salmon fillet, buttered carrots and some lovely boiled potatoes coated in butter, with pepper and garlic salt.

Galen Sun 08-Sep-13 15:27:47

I need a jacket potato now and I haven't got one! sad

Greatnan Sun 08-Sep-13 15:29:35

That is sad, Galen. sad

Galen Sun 08-Sep-13 16:16:02

I'm having homemade tomato soup instead with some tomato and basil bread! May put a smidgen of grated Parmesan on top!

Eloethan Sun 08-Sep-13 19:37:54

I love potatoes too. But I don't like jacket potatoes done in the microwave, so I'll rarely order them when I'm out. For me they must be baked in the oven.

absent Sun 08-Sep-13 19:43:24

Eloethan I agree about microwaved jacket potatoes, although they can be crisped up by briefly baking in the oven, but lots of "jacket" potatoes on pub menus are neither baked nor microwaved. They are simply unpeeled large potatoes that have been boiled. Within the meaning of the act but not within the spirit, methinks.

annodomini Sun 08-Sep-13 19:48:12

The crisp skin is what 'makes' a jacket potato for me.

Galen Sun 08-Sep-13 19:58:58

And me!

Greatnan Sun 08-Sep-13 20:12:43

And I eat the skin too!

Deedaa Sun 08-Sep-13 22:07:49

The skin is the best bit!

annodomini Sun 08-Sep-13 22:51:47

To get rid of some of the calories, I usually scoop out some of the inside and put the filling in the shell. Cottage cheese with chives from the garden is a favourite or tuna mashed up with philly light and a spoonful of mayo.

Ana Sun 08-Sep-13 22:55:34

Are there a lot of calories in potato? confused