Potatoes for President

Like many strangely compelling trends, it all started as a silly hashtag.

#Potatoesforpresident was a random phrase that popped into my head during the previous election cycle, a small nod to my frustration over lackluster candidate options. Tinged with a whiff of frustration and the omnipresent craving for comfort, potatoes just stood out as the spuds for the job.

Potatoes themselves are diverse, proliferating across the globe in all colors of the rainbow. Far beyond white waxy varieties, purple, orange, yellow, and more speak to a wider range of flavors than just basic bland starch.

Endlessly adaptable, versatile, and accommodating, most potatoes can be eaten either cooked or raw, hot or cold. Spiralized, roasted, boiled, steamed, baked, scalloped, simmered, sauteed, mashed, fried, dried, juiced, distilled, blended, or stuffed, your humble potato is there for you, ready for the job.

Persevering through the bleakest of harvests, they’ve withstood the test of time. Unlike most fresh produce, they’ll keep at room temperature for months in the right conditions, good as the day they were unearthed. Potatoes are there for you when you need them, no matter what.

It’s never been more important to vote, so make it count. I’ll still be going to the polls to cast a real ballot on November 3rd, but at home, I’m always going to back this culinary campaign. #Potatoesforpresident, until we get someone in the Oval Office with even slightly more of a brain.

Here are a few of my favorite spuds to keep you company in the meantime.

Top Twelve Potato Recipes

Make your vote count for the 2020 presidential election AND the culinary campaign for everyone's favorite spud! Which recipe is the front runner in your kitchen?

14 thoughts on “Potatoes for President

  1. Great potato recipes. I eat potatoes too seldom. Yes , another 4 year with that man would be a catastrophe. let’s hope for the best.

    1. Fingers, toes, and everything else crossed. Honestly, I can’t wait for this whole election to be over with. Definitely a good time to load up on potatoes.

  2. Great recipes as always Hannah. Potato is my favorite vegetable. That’s the beauty of this wonderful nation, even though there are people who look up to him, there are more who believe and stand up for truth, integrity and basic human decency. November is the Diwali month, Diwali represents Truth triumphs over evil ! Let’s all hope for it.

    1. I had no idea! What a perfect confluence of events. I’d like to think it’s a sign of what’s to come… Yes, we must have hope!

  3. We like potatoes a lot and I often get a big bag of small potatoes of various colors from Costco. I boil a bunch (just with Earth Balance and salt on them) and the rest get fried up as breakfast potatoes for the next few days. Sweet potatoes baked and then topped with guac, homemade or otherwise, are also amazingly good and good for you.

    janet

    1. I do adore the comforting simplicity of that; you really can’t go wrong with potatoes. I’ve gotta try them with guac next time. Avocados do make everything better.

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