My own mother once called me a "potato ho" in the middle of a crowded restaurant.
That's how committed I am to the potato lifestyle.
I mean, you know a particular food item is good when it single-handedly almost wiped out an entire populace and is still worshiped by said populace.
They say now that eating a lot of potatoes ( and pasta and rice) can actually be GOOD for you, because they fill you up and you're less likely to consume fatty snacks afterwards - therefore consuming less calories overall. LET US REJOICE.
Here are 10 of my favorite ways to eat potatoes:
1. Roasted red potatoes
Add a big ol' dollop of sour cream and you've got yourself a slice of heaven, my friend.
Do I really need to explain French fries? Make 'em at home - with or without the cilantro.
Because the only way to make mashed potatoes better is to add bacon. This traditional Irish dish takes your ordinary taters to a whole new level.
4. Classic mashed potatoes
Potentially the greatest comfort food of all time.
Garlic and Chive Mashed Potatoes
5. Potato pancakes
TRUST ME. Do you want to know what magic tastes like? 'Cause it tastes like this.
Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes
6. Tater tots
Did you know you can make these at home?! A little extra effort, but SO worth it.
7. Potato salad
My go-to dish to take to any gathering, especially in the summer. I don't know why, but red potatoes make the best potato salad.
Eggs are overrated. Make hashbrowns for breakfast.
9. Potato skins
Kinda like if a fry and a potato chip had a delicious baby.
Loaded Potato Skins
10. Hasselback potatoes
Baked potatoes are SO over. The Hasselback style ensures that every bite is seasoned to perfection.