Sunday, October 10, 2010

My top 5 potatoes

Ahhh, this superb golden lump of goodness! One of my favorite veggies of all.

For those of you who haven't read Michael Pollan's book The botany of desire please do, it will change your look on plants for good. Michael Pollan tells the stories of four plants who have changed them selves and us humans to fit their need. I learned so much about the potato, the apple, the tulip and the cannabis plant. And even though it was highly educational it was also immensely entertaining. Enough with the book review though, back to my list....

  1. Mashed - I cook the potatoes with two or three cloves of garlic, mash it all with butter and maybe a little cream, salt & pepper. Awesome!!
  2. New potatoes boiled with dill stems and sprinkled with sea salt.
  3. Roasted potatoes with lemon oil and rosemary.
  4. Potato au gratin with loads of garlic and cream.
  5. Potato chips lightly salted with a nice home made dip.

Really any of the entries could claim top spot at any time since I'm a moody foodie... ;)

1 comment:

  1. I love potatoes too! These are WOW recipes...
    Try chips from red sweet potatoes. I'd love to know what you come up with there.