Wednesday, April 18, 2012

P - Potato

I hail from Aroostook County in Maine. Potato Country. And to me, there is nothing more satisfying, or nutritious, than a baked potato. 

Lovely, scalding hot. Fluffy. Crispy skin. Earthy. All you need is fresh butter. Maybe some salt and pepper.Seriously. Why are you messing about with all this fancy schmancy stuff like sour cream and bacon. Which, I understand is good on a baked potato. Absolutely. But all the time? No. 

Also good roasted with Rosemary and Salt.
Someone once tried to serve me a baked potato with sour cream, bacon and broccoli on it. They had the nerve to call it a Vegetarian Casserole. Now, I’m not a Vegetarian. (Don’t get me started...) But SERIOUSLY? The NERVE! It was an insult to Baked Potatoes everywhere! (not to mention...the bacon....but that’s ok...the pig probably only ate veggies...)

Oh, And truffles! Mustn't forget about the precious truffles! What is up with everyone putting truffles on and in everything (Mac and Cheese anyone)? Good god. Just simply bake it. And enjoy the simple beauty that is the honest goodness of a potato.

Oh, if I find out that you are “Baking” them in the microwave I will find out where you live, come into your home at night and do unspeakable things to your toothbrush.


  1. My sister-in-law also hails from the County.

    And I also love a good baked potato. And no, I never 'bake' them in the microwave.

  2. I am a die-hard 'Potatoes must be baked in the oven' person. . . . they are not the same if you microwave them. The only excepetion is if you are trying to make potato skins for a late night snack and need to get the guts scooped . . . . yeah . . .

  3. Haha. That's awesome. I like my potatoes baked in the oven and with minimal messing. don't have to do unspeakable things to my toothbrush. ;)

    A to Z Blogger & SF/Fantasy Writer @ Visions of Other Worlds


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