Potato Day.

By alison February 28, 2007 19 Comments 1 Min Read

There is just no getting around it:  some days are potato days and that is all there is to it.  All thoughts of Atkins this and GI factor that go flying out of your rain speckled windows and only the sheer carb laden comfort of a potato or six will do…

Today Darlings is one of those days, and the universe has arranged it so that I have a glut of red roosters available and an oddment of ingredients slowly withering in the fridge, just begging to be magicked into something lip smackingly, butter dribbily  delicious.

So in-between running in and out of the living room lusting after that wacky little man from The Fratellis, (What is it about quirky men??) on MTV, I have par boiled the potatoes and cut them into half inch thick slices (peel and all),  chopped onion and rashers of streaky bacon, and now when I can drag myself away from the cosiness of my armchair I intend to layer it all in a deep dish,  add a few spoons of cream and knobs of butter between layers, sprinkle with salt and a hefty dose of black pepper, and top with gruyere before cooking for about a thousand years and when law and order is restored after Finley’s bedtime, serve it to myself with dark green cabbage and a glass of red wine…

Who wants to join me for a carb fest? I am going nutty night after night in this here little house.

Somebody launch a rescue Alison mission before I turn into Ten Ton Tessie and start stalking curly locked pop stars…

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19 Comments

  1. Betty says:

    Potatoes….oh yum. I am heartily sick of doing Atkins….potatoes sound good and I have to go to the store anyway. Sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do….
    Don't worry you're not helping me cheat on my diet. I cheat just fine all on my own…LOL

  2. Gayla says:

    Potatoes have only 90 calories… about the same as an apple… So no guilt! (after all, you can tell yourself if you layered apples, cheese, cream, gruyere, etc….), it would all come out the same?????? Ah, sweet logic…. LOve, Your stir crazy in Missouri buddy! Hugs. Your dish sounds divine.

  3. Julie says:

    Ahhhh, tatties (as mum calls em)..she always said if a few extra folk pop up for dinner you can always throw a few extra potatoes in…which would work in Glasgow (mums hometown) but not here in California, where I believe the potato is "this close" to being outlawed!

  4. Julie says:

    Ahhhh, tatties (as mum calls em)..she always said if a few extra folk pop up for dinner you can always throw a few extra potatoes in…which would work in Glasgow (mums hometown) but not here in California, where I believe the potato is "this close" to being outlawed!

  5. Nicola says:

    Yum Yum. I had a baked potato for lunch today and mashed potatoes for dinner! They have to be my favourite food.

  6. pinky says:

    My Mark also left home recently and I`m trying to get used to living alone so yes, I`ll come and join you for a carb fest. Whats for afters?

  7. pinky says:

    My Mark also left home recently and I`m trying to get used to living alone so yes, I`ll come and join you for a carb fest. Whats for afters?

  8. phyllis says:

    Colcannon! Right? I saw it on a cooking show from the UK.

  9. Nonnie says:

    Sounds fantastic! Just love potatoes any way they're cooked. We used to make cheese and potato pie at school which was basically mashed potatoe mixed with lots and lots of strong cheddar and chopped onion and baked in the oven with more cheese on the top I think. Delicious. The best comfort food. Particularly with a big glass of rich red wine!

  10. Nonnie says:

    Sounds fantastic! Just love potatoes any way they're cooked. We used to make cheese and potato pie at school which was basically mashed potatoe mixed with lots and lots of strong cheddar and chopped onion and baked in the oven with more cheese on the top I think. Delicious. The best comfort food. Particularly with a big glass of rich red wine!

  11. My middle child, Tom, loves potates so much we have nick named him 'Spud!' He likes them in a dish layered, with milk, cheese and nutmeg. I love them baked and filled with butter, a bit of garlic, cheese, coleslaw and sour cream. Actually I think that is just what we might be having tonight and this all must be washed down with a glass of red! Is this a new obsession with curly haired pop stars or has it been lingering for a while?

  12. Beachy says:

    My hubby makes the best fries/chips ~ the "proper" way (so he says), by frying them twice till they are nice and crispy and full of naughty flavor.

  13. Beachy says:

    My hubby makes the best fries/chips ~ the "proper" way (so he says), by frying them twice till they are nice and crispy and full of naughty flavor.

  14. donna says:

    There is NOTHING like a potatofest on these cold damp days. You enjoy Alison!

  15. Carrie says:

    drool. you've got me drool into my keyboard. I so need to try that.

  16. Carrie says:

    drool. you've got me drool into my keyboard. I so need to try that.

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