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Updated on January 24, 2015

Potatoes

I love potatoes and felt the urge to share. So, to start out my wonderful lens, I have the following diddy to share.

I love potatoes.

I love them whipped.

I love them mashed.

If they are served aggruaten

then I lack for nothen...

If they are cheesy

the more the better

My potato has been taken to the letter

Puff it up, fluff it up

Bake it up, make it up

What could you possibly do wrong

With a potato

You can slice it, dice it,

Shread it, bread it,

Stuff it, ruff it, its tuff!

Skin it or nought

They say years ago there was a phamon

I say how could that have been

Could such a thing be put on a potato

with all those eyes, could it not see it coming?

There are patties

There are soups

and there are paste,

You can blend it with other veggies

You can use it as a base

You will probably lose some of it texture

and most likely some of its taste

The Irish are the masters of the potato, they have made it for what it stands

They make, I hear, a wiskey that will knock off your socks

But I say why mess with it

I love it as it is

Clean it, peal it and for me I like it mashed

but then again, I do love hash!

Now, I think you get my meaning

about how versible the tater can be

so with this lens I am declaring, today tater day.

Why did the potato cross the road?

He saw a fork up ahead.

Flowering Potato Plant

Why didn’t the mother potato want her daughter to marry the famous newscaster? Because he was a commentator.

The Potato Is One Of My Favorite Vegs.

Do You Think The Potato Is An Important Food Source?

Yes, a baked potato makes for a good lunch item.

Yes, a baked potato makes for a good lunch item.

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    No, to much starch and carbs.

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      The Most Important Thing

      The potato is full of nutrients: Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B6 and traces of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Niacin, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron and Zinc. The fiber of the potato, with skin, is equivalent to that of many whole grains. It is a carbohydrate, containing 26 grams in a medium potato. One medium potato has about 164 calories (without topping).

      Louisa May Alcott Quote

      "Money is the root of all evil, and

      yet it is such a useful root that

      we cannot get on without it any more

      than we can without potatoes."

      The Spud Has It

      What do you say to an angry 300-pound baked potato?

      Anything, just butter him up.

      The Funny Tube

      Funny in what you think you remember. When I saw this movie, I just loved the scene with the dancing bread, but I thought it was potatoes he used. In any case, it is cute and I have included it here.

      The Eyes Have It.

      Some cool "potato" related items.

      Thomas Jefferson's Sweet Potato Biscuits

      So they say.....

      Jefferson's Biscuits

      Creamy Mashed Potatoes

      Peel

      dice

      boil & drain

      add butter, milk or sour cream, salt, pepper

      mash till smooth

      sprinkle with parsley

      more about how to fix the best mashed potatoes

      Ingredients

      • 3 tablespoons butter
      • 1 small onion (I substitute 1 - 2 green onions)
      • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
      • 2 - 3 medium potatoes peeled
      • 1 cup finely diced cooked ham (sometimes I use ground round)
      • 1/4 teaspoon salt
      • or to taste
      • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
      • 1/4 teaspoon dried crumbled thyme

      Instructions

      1. Cut the potatoes in half, cook in a saucepan of simmering water until not quite done and still firm, about 10 minutes. Rinse in cold water to stop cooking. Drain. Dice to 1/2-inch thick pieces. Set aside.
      2. Melt butter in a large cast-iron* skillet over medium low to medium heat. Add onion, cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the chopped bell pepper, cook another 2 minutes.
      3. dd remaining ingredients; mix well. Cook hash until well browned, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
      4. Serves 6.
      Cast your vote for Ham & Potato Hash

      Chip Off The Old Potato

      First Palette.Com

      Don't forget that old standby of decorating paper with a cut-out potato stamp. Great to keep the kids busy on a rainy day; birthday and Christmas paper.

      potato art

      George S. Crum - from the Wikipedia

      George "Speck" Crum (1822 - 1914), son of "a mulatto jockey and an Indian maid", according to a menu used at Moon's Lake House,[1][2] was the cook at Moon's Lake House, a resort at the south end of the lake in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. He is widely credited as the inventor of potato chips.

      Mr. Potato Head toy was invented and developed by George Lerner in 1949,

      Please sign the guest book. - What do you call a baby potato? A small fry!

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          Jackie Block 6 years ago from SE Michigan

          Such a cute poem. I love Benny & Joone, and I was just thinking about that scene a few days ago. Very nice lens!