6/17/09

potato ho-down... the big iffy questions



Welcome to the June Potato Ho-Down. Boring intro, I know but yesterday I was on the phone to one sister and when she asked about some plans, I told her "Let me just get through today and I'll let you know." Then I was on the phone with the other sister and said,"I'm sick of talking now so I'm hanging up." Rude, yes... but lately with everything going on there is no room for creativity. So this month I'm going to do something different. I'm going to ask those tough hard hitting potato questions, just think of it as a Barbara Walter's interview.



If you had to choose between tomatoes or potatoes, which would you choose?

The Daily Spud
Potato Mango Milkshake

A milkshake, with added potato? It's a prospect that has struck fear into the heart of grown men. Still, there's nothing to fear here. It's got honey, it's got fruit, it's got spuds and I'm guessing that it's now got your attention!



If you had to choose only one way to have your potatoes cooked for the rest of your entire life, which way would you have your potatoes? (fried, scalloped, mashed, ect?)

Sloopy Ann
The Other Side Of Fifty
Bacon Sauerkraut and Mashed Potato Cakes

Bacon, sauerkraut and mashed potato cakes. For when you're itching to get in touch with you inner German hausfrau self.



What potato dish do you think is God's and/or Satan's favorite?

Chad Denise
The Duo Dishes
Nopales and Cotija Salad with Spicy Cilantro Vinaigrette

Roasted, sweet veggies tossed with nopales leaves and cotija cheese! Drizzle on a spicy cilantro dressing, and you're all set




If you had to choose between Thomas Keller or Daniel Boulud cooking you a dish with potatoes, which chef would you choose?

Bunny Marie
Lisa is Cooking
Fennel and Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

A golden-crusted potato and fennel dish that goes great with chicken.




If you were going to die tomorrow, what would be your last potato dish?

Potato Ho Frosty Gay
Big Sis Lil Sis
Breakfast Potato Pancake

I took a classic potato pancake recipe; simply added some cheese and bacon, baked until brown and crispy on top and nice and moist inside. Top it off with a nice spoonful of sour cream and some snipped chives and you’re good to go!

I only picked a little cheese and bacon off the top for myself and my son and hubby devoured the rest! So, I guess you could say that it was a hit.



Extra crispy french fries or regular french fries?

Peewee Ann
Life's a Feast
Potato Asparagus Salad with Crab and Smoked Salmon and Lemon Vinaigrette

A cool, adult salad with tender potatoes and asparagus, sweet cherry tomatoes and smoked salmon and fresh crab meat all in a cool, clean lemon vinaigrette.



To peel or not to peel, that is the question? By that I mean do you like potato peels or to they leave you cold?

Chube Gra
Erbe in Cucina
Tortilla de Patatas with Rosemary

It's a variation of the classic spanish potato tortilla, with the flavour of onion and rosemary.

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION:

If you were a potato dish, what potato dish would you be?

Thank you everyone for participating. See you in July. (told you... no creativity whatsoever.)

9 comments:

LilSis said...

Oh, you should give yourself more credit than that. I'm not sure if you intended for us to answer the questions, but here goes...

1. Oh shoot, tomatoes or potatoes?? If I say tomatoes, can I still be a Potato Ho?

2. This is easy. Our Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes with sour cream, butter, and cream cheese!

3. I think God's favorite might be our mashed potatoes!

4. I think that's a toss up. I'd say Thomas Keller.

5. Maybe a huge platter of Aussie Fries from Outback with the cheese, bacon, and ranch dressing. OR a fully loaded baked potato.

6. Regular french fries. Almost underdone. I like Wendy's or McDonald's fries!

7. I love to leave the skin on for mashed potatoes. And, I actually eat my sons' potato skin when he finishes a baked potato.

And, for the most important question; I'd be our Pink Potatotini since it was invented from my very favorite mashed potato recipe.

lisaiscooking said...

So much great looking stuff here! Can't wait to check out each post.

--I'm really torn about Keller vs Boulud.

Daily Spud said...

Such questions to ponder! In the matter of potatoes vs tomatoes, I am duty-bound to choose potatoes, but it is indeed a tough call :)

Melissa said...

Everything looks great, as always. I especially liked the fennel and parmesan scalloped frmo Lisa.

You must know I love answering shit like this...

If you had to choose between tomatoes or potatoes, which would you choose?

Tomatoes. I feel like overall they have more far reaching uses than potatoes and it would be hard to do without them. Besides, I could never have Caprese anything again. *Sob*

If you had to choose only one way to have your potatoes cooked for the rest of your entire life, which way would you have your potatoes?

Hmmm. Probably roasted.

What potato dish do you think is God's and/or Satan's favorite?

God? What God? ;) Sorry. Ummm... probably baked with minimal toppings. Satan? What Satan? Okay, I'll stop. French fries, no no! Chili fries with gobs of cheese and oil.

If you had to choose between Thomas Keller or Daniel Boulud cooking you a dish with potatoes, which chef would you choose?

Keller because I don't know enough about Boulud. But I already know I can trust Keller.

If you were going to die tomorrow, what would be your last potato dish?

Favorite nostalgic pick - potato pancakes. *sigh*

Extra crispy french fries or regular french fries?

EXTRA CRISPY. There is NO OTHER WAY.

To peel or not to peel, that is the question? By that I mean do you like potato peels or to they leave you cold?

I only peel when I mash (or, I suppose, if I shredded for homemade tots, pancakes or hash).

If you were a potato dish, what potato dish would you be?

Well, I guess I'd have to be latkes, now, wouldn't I?

TexasDeb said...

If you had to choose between tomatoes or potatoes, which would you choose? 
Death. I can't live without either.



If you had to choose only one way to have your potatoes cooked for the rest of your entire life, which way would you have your potatoes?
 Baked (seriously!)

What potato dish do you think is God's and/or Satan's favorite?
 God loves her some garlic mashed potatoes and Satan loves his potatoes boiled. (he does!)



If you had to choose between Thomas Keller or Daniel Boulud cooking you a dish with potatoes, which chef would you choose? 

Keller hands down. Did you see the swan cookies he made for the Girl Scout judges on Top Chef Masters? Swoon.



If you were going to die tomorrow, what would be your last potato dish? 
Green chili cheese fries with bacon. A double helping.



Extra crispy french fries or regular french fries?
Regular

 please. I want my hash browns super extra crispy though.

To peel or not to peel, that is the question? By that I mean do you like potato peels or to they leave you cold?
 No peeling please - that is where all the good stuff lives, right under the peels!



If you were a potato dish, what potato dish would you be? 
Considering my diet I kind of already AM a potato dish. But in the culinary genre I would be Potatoes O'Brien.

Jamie said...

What fun but I don't know if I an answer them all:

Tomatoes all summer, potatoes all winter :-)

Maybe French Fried.

God's fave must be lightly whipped with a splash of cream, a bit of butter and a handful of grated Parmesan. Satan's? With lots of roasted garlic added to the above.

Must choose the French chef.

Um, Poutine?

Crispy or regular depends on my mood and what I'll be eating them with. I go through phases.

I try and avoid peeling at all costs even though it shocks the begeebers out of my French family. Unless they are really grody. And you can always make potato broth with the peels.

I guess I would have to be a nice Jewish Potato Latkes! With sweet applesauce on top.

Great round-up! Looks so yummy!

Snooty Primadona said...

Obviously, I didn't get it together for this month's Ho-Down, but there are some very interesting dishes this month. I can hardly wait to check out each post!

1. Both. I can't live without either.
2. Mashed. I love creamy mashed potatoes!
3. God probably would love mashed potatoes whipped with real cream & butter & chives. The devil would probably prefer pan-fried potatoes with jalapenos.
4. Probably Keller.
5. Big fat potato pancakes.
6. I like regular french fries.
7. Peel. But not always.
8. Big Fat Potato Panckes.

Mrs. L said...

Ack. Did the Potato Ho, posted it on my blog and completely forgot to send it to you! My bad. Will have to send it to the next PHD host.

Kristin @ Going Country said...

I won't choose, and you can't make me. I get tomatoes AND potatoes; fried, mashed, AND scalloped; extra crispy AND regular. Because I am a greedy girl and I love potatoes all ways.