Food, Potatoes, Tater Talk

The Best (and Worst) Types of Potatoes

As you have probably all realized, I have a lot of potato opinions. I’ve come here to settle them. This is my official list of the best (and worst!) kinds of potatoes.

The Best!!

French Fries: Yum. Whoever thought to slice potatoes into small, salty strips is truly on a whole other level than the rest of the world. I LOVE them, as if you couldn’t tell that by my last post. Long fries, floppy fries, crispy fries, seasoned fries, curly fries…you name it, I love it. Honestly, they go with anything and everything. They bring me happiness. They have shown me a love I’ve never seen before. They have been there for me when I’ve needed it most. Okay, I know I’m being dramatic but they’re delicious.

Mashed Potatoes: Double yum. Many people say that we do not deserve dogs, but I raise them by saying that we do not deserve mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes are best when they’re lumpy, have the skins still in them, and served with dark brown gravy. I would eat them plain too, if it really came down to it. BUT, I would not eat them runny. Runny potatoes are hardly potatoes at all. These are my views and I’m sticking to them.

Red Potatoes in General: The red potato is the best potato. They’re so versatile, and have so much yumminess to give. Whether you roast them up and add garlic or you peel off the skins and eat them with butter, this potato is good in any capacity. Talk about something that’s too good to be true.

Potato Chips: In addition to the genius that created french fries, the inventor of the potato chip is simply better than everyone else too. My personal fave are Lay’s potato chips, either wavy or regular (in case you wanted to know). Add in a little sour cream and onion dip and you have yourself an award-winning combo.

The Okay

Baked Potatoes: While these are pretty good, there are better types of potatoes than this one. Some people like to put sour cream on their baked potatoes, which I simply DO NOT understand. I’ll chalk it up to my lack of appreciation for sour cream. Again, stick some sour cream and onion dip on a flattened out baked potato and you have something I can get behind.

Potato Wedges: I have a love/hate relationship with potato wedges. While some may feel that I would thrive on the extra potatoes, there’s just something about them that doesn’t tickle my fancy. Sometimes, I feel that they just get under-cooked and under-seasoned. Fix those two issues and potato wedges can consider themselves on my official best list.

The Worst

Potato Salad: UGH. Coming from a family whose heritage is strictly German, it’s a struggle for me that I don’t like this particular food. Something about the taste, whether it’s warm or cold, just doesn’t do it for me. While I respect your choice to like this, I absolutely hate it. Maybe if someone revamped the whole recipe, I could reconsider.

Sweet Potatoes: I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it yet again. I do not like sweet potatoes. I do not like them here, I do not like them there, I do not like them anywhere. They’re simply an impostor potato, plain and simple. Leave things like mashed potatoes and fries to the professionals, sweet potatoes. Your services are unwanted and unneeded.

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