It’s here friends and fellow Potato Ho’s, the first ever, Potato Ho-Down! Yee-HAW! Scrape your boots off, sit down, grab a drink and enjoy the food porn.
Madame Spud, our Ho-Down mascot, is quite taken with all the beautiful entries that have been prepared and delivered to the round up floor.
I would also like to say thank you to everyone who participated in this month’s event. It was a huge success for our first go round.
This round up is something Krysta (Evil Chef Mom) and I came up with as a way to honor our all time favorite vegetable and accept our existence as Potato Ho’s. The rest is history.
This event will continue to make it’s way around the blogosphere every third Wednesday of the month. I hope you will all join in for the fun.
To see who’s hosting in the next few months, check out the rules, the links to Potato Ho posts (up soon), participants or just to check in…VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE…set up specifically for this monthly event. It’s our new DEN OF INIQUITY a CLUBHOUSE for us Ho’s. Go check it out, it’s awesome! You don’t even need to know the Ho-handshake to get in.
Now as stated in the rules for this event everyone had to submit their recipe with their Ho name, (their first pet’s name and their middle name). For me that would be, Sparky Marie.
So enough talk already, let’s get to the food!
Our first dish is from the very talented food blogger Madame Val. If you have never been to her site, go there Now! She is an amazing cook and photographer. You will leave drooling. Madame Val also claims to be one of the biggest Potato Ho’s out there. I won’t argue with her. So without further adieu, this dish is Potato Ho “Bellini Valium’s” (More Than Burnt Toast) Garlic Scape Vichyssoise. “The garlic scapes in this dish give this cold potato soup an incredible flavor!!!” Potato Ho’s love flavorful food. Madame Val is currently on a garlic scape quest. Go see what she’s up to in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. You won’t be disappointed.
This next entry was made for us by Madame Laura. She lives in the Midwestern United States and loves to cook for her family. She makes beautiful recipes, I just saw one for Portuguese Sweet Bread on her site; be still my heart. This dish is Potato Ho “Delilah J’s” (The Spiced Life) Paella Hash. “A rustic potato skillet hash bringing the flavors of paella to life without all that lousy work involving the rice.” Since we’re Ho’s we love less work, so this is just perfect!
This next delectable entry has been sent in by the one and only Madame Magpie. Magpie leads a busy life in New York with her daughter and husband. I love reading about her musings and takes on life. The dish she enters todays is Potato Ho “Schwartz Catherine’s” (Magpie Musing) Potato Salad. “Herby, tangy, easy potato salad with NO mayonnaise.” There’s that word “easy” again…perfect for us Ho’s. And no mayo will let us retain our ho-ish figures. Good thinking Magpie!
Now because Madame Val is an over-achieving Potato Ho (theirs always one in the bunch), this is the second dish she has submitted to the Ho-Down. It’s a beauty isn’t it? This is Potato Ho “Bellini Valium’s“ (More Than Burnt Toast) Nugget Potatoes with Pesto. “With all those new potatoes and fresh basil in our gardens, this pesto and potato combination is a summer marriage you don’t want to miss. The flavor combination is memorable.” I think you’re right Madame Val, it sounds memorable. I’m sure all the Potato Ho’s of Canada, where you live, love you for it.
Just look at these matchsticks. Madame Christie makes her way here all the from Down Under…it’s winter now in Australia…Brrrr. Madame Christie has a knack with food styling, everything always looks so delicious over at her place, Brace yourself before you head over there, it’s indulgent food porn at its finest. Her dish here today is Potato Ho “Milky Lee’s“ (Fig & Cherry) Stir Fried Chilli Potatoes. “A posher, healthier version of chips to serve with seafood.” Ho’s love poshness. Thanks Madame Christie!
Madame Cathy has outdone herself with this appetizer. Cathy live’s in California and if you’ve ever visited her blog then I know you’ve been laughing. She is one of six author’s writing for a great blog that includes a little bit of everything. These ladies crack me up daily with their wit and wisdom. The above plate of goodness is Potato Ho “Maxine Denise’s“ (Where’s My Damn Answer) Loaded Potato Patty Appetizer. “Just like a loaded potato, only better. Red, gold and purple potatoes are mixed with goat and blue cheeses, bacon and rosemary. Put them all together and fry them in a pan. Get ready for a combination that will rock your world.” This is ho-licious, I mean seriously.
Can you see the glistening of these potatoes? This comes to us from Madame Lennie who resides in beautiful Toronto, Canada. Madame Lennie loves to cook, write and create all kinds of beautiful things to look at on her site most especially photographs-she takes amazing photos. It was a no brainer for her to create Potato Ho ”Daisy Darcel’s” (Eat, Write, Create) Fancy-Schmancy-Potatoes. “These fancy-schmancy spuds are sure to tickle your taste buds and impress the family and friends. Especially when you mention the Herbes de Provence. Gets ’em every time. And only you have to know how darned easy this recipe is to prepare!” Ho’s like Herbes de Provence. They make us feel very worldly. Merci, Madame Lennie!
Skins bring back the best of memories don’t they? Madame Shaye who currently lives her days in Central Indiana enjoying life and cooking for her family has revitalized an amazing rendition of an all-time-favorite dish. These are Potato Ho “Daisy Elaine’s” (Smarter Than Pancakes) Tater Skins. “Super easy and highly addictive tater skins that are perfect for your next party.” A true Potato Ho never misses a party, these sound perfect!
Madame Jenni has provided us with a real treat. She and I agree that perking up an often bland American diet is the spice of life. Her life, living on the Kansas prairie, with her husband and children is testimony to how beautiful simplicity can be. Even Potato Ho’s appreciate simplicity but Madame Jenni has outdone herself with this recipe. And by the way Jenni is as smart as whip. She’s in the “this Ho knows club” as far as I’m concerned. Here she presents Potato Ho ”Bare Becky’s” (Prairie Air) Aloo Gobi. A potato-cauliflower curry to make your taste buds sing and dance. Now, Potato Ho’s love to sing and dance, so bring it on! Sounds delicious!
My partner in Potato Ho crime, Madame Krysta, has ramped up the stakes here for the perfect summertime dish. Krysta lives in Northern California (not too far from me) with her hubby and four sous chefs who worship her. She is another self-proclaimed Potato Ho princess…potatoes are not safe around her, they disappear as quickly as they arrive. She offers us Potato Ho “Christina Shane’s” (Evil Chef Mom) Bacon and Egg Potato Salad. “What’s better than bacon, eggs and potatoes? Nothing. It’s my new threesome…’cause I’m a Ho that way.” Ahhh, spoken in true Ho form! Thanks Madame Krysta.
It’s hard not to gush when I see this dish. It takes french fries to a whole other level. Madame Amanda is another Northern California resident who enjoys cooking healthy, satisfying meals for her family. She does not disappoint us with Potato Ho ”Peaches Marie’s” (Daily Diner) Sweet Potato Fries. “We love homemade french fries. Really, what’s not to love.” We agree with you Madame Amanda, all Potato Ho’s love a good frenchie. Thanks for keeping us healthy!
Madame Dlyn takes no prisoners with this dish. Her garden in Upstate New York has been overrun with potatoes this year, which is not a bad thing for a Potato Ho. Her entry into the round up, Potato Ho “Riley Marie’s” (Dylnz) New Potatoes in Garlic Cream. “New potatoes in a light sauce full of bright flavor.” Potato Ho’s are attracted to bright and shiny things so this meal suits us perfectly!
Another amazing blogger, Madame Kristy, tempts us with this entry. Madame Kristy is also another fellow Californian who puts keeps me in stitches daily. She is co-author of a blog with five other talented women, there is always something new on their site…sometimes hourly! Her entry, now get ready for this one, is Potato Ho “Goshua Lynn’s” (Where’s My Damn Answer) Six Hotties Magic Sweet Potato Chips & The Flying Bleu Goat (heart attack) Dip. What Potato Ho doesn’t like food magic? Perfect Madame Kristy!
Madame Rita from Portugal has graced us with this beautiful potato dish. She calls herself clumbsy. From the looks of this dish I think she knows what she’s doing in the kitchen. This is Potato Ho’s “Indy Anna’s” (not Jones) (Clumbsy Cookie) Tortilla de Papas. “It’s a Spanish tortilla (like a frittata) made just with potatoes and onions. It’s delicious.” A tortilla made out of potato’s? This is like hitting the Potato Ho jackpot. Yahoo!
Just looking at the crunchiness here gives me the chills. Madame Mrs. L. gives me the low-down on what is happening in and about the food world as she blogs from her home in California. She owns a massive collection of cookbooks and shares recipes from them often. Her entry into this round up is Potato Ho, “Trixie Belle’s” (Pages, Pucks & Pantry) Breakfast Potatoes. “Pan-fried potatoes that will melt your heart.” All Potato Ho’s know what a treat a fried potato is. Yum.
Wow. Sinful to the max. Madame Karly has gone and taken us to Potato Ho heaven with this one. Karly is a Mom who blogs about her life adventures with her family and success’ in the kitchen while living in Illinois. She is a hilarious and a very colorful person who tells it like it is. Her entry in all its glory, Potato Ho “Cinder Lynn’s (Wiping Up Snot) Potato Croquettes. “These Potato Croquettes are little balls of mashed potatoes, bacon and cheese. These balls have been rolled in bread crumbs and fried until they are crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Healthy? Not so much. Delicious? Very.” All Potato Ho’s love balls…he-.
Look at these, all the way from Hong Kong, Madame Rita has sent a dish our way. Rita makes some of the most beautiful food I have ever seen. If you have never visited her over at her place you must go take a peek, you won’t be disappointed. Her entry for this event is Potato Ho ”Jackie Dewi’s” (Mochachocolata Rita) Oven Baked Potato Shrimp Cakes (aka Perkedel Udang). “The idea of oven baking these usually deep fried perkedals (Indonesian deep fried potato cakes) intrigued me. I wanted to satisfy my longing for a deep fried crispiness fix and maybe live my happy life a little longer to eat more deep fried goodies *grin*.” Potato Ho’s love to live long full lives. Looks like this recipe will get us there.
This is something I never thought of before. Of course Madame Marye came up with it, she’s a true Potato Ho genius that way. There is not much I can think of that Marye doesn’t know how to do. Always full of inspiring commentary Madame Marye never ceases to amaze me. She leaves me hungry with her Potato Ho “Duchess Grace’s” (Baking Delights) Potato Soft Tacos. “Everything a Potato Ho could want. Spicy, cheesy and cheap.” I think she’s just written the Potato Ho mantra!
Can you see the chunks of ham on these potatoes? When in doubt, add more snout, it’s all good to me. Madame Asthmagirl from the very beautiful state of Washington has graced us with her bountiful recipe. Asthmagirl keeps me entertained daily as she chronicles her life and struggles with asthma. Her amazingly good spirit is enough to inspire anyone. Of course this Madame also has a cooking blog and brings to us in all her Potato Ho-ness glory, “Madeline Gayle’s” (Asthmagirl Cooks) Twice Baked Potatoes. “My daughters started inviting crowds of teenage boys over every time I made these. Souls have been bargained for over who takes these leftover potatoes home with them.” See, men are Potato Ho’s too. They just have a hard time admitting it.
The warm days of summer are upon us in the Northern Hemisphere and this looks like an easy and tasty recipe to whip up. This comes to us by way of Madame Mindy in Texas, where flavor and taste reign BIG. This entry is a celebration of all things enjoyable this time of year and is known as Potato Ho “Molly Christine’s” (Coffee & Queso) Lazy Summer Smashed Pesto Potatoes. Potato Ho’s can be lazy, this is perfect for us. Thanks Madame Mindy!
And last but not least here is my entry into the Ho-Down. I am a Potato Ho and I will not apologize. It is my pleasure to enter “Sparky Marie’s (Noble Pig) Smokin’ Red Roasted Potatoes. “These potatoes are so hot they’re smokin’!” All Potato Ho’s are smokin’ hot so this dish fits into persona.
Would you look at that. Madame Spud Potato Ho has lost her Ho-ish figure because of all the great food. She promises to be back in shape for next months round up.
So don’t be left out of next month’s Ho-Down taking place over at Evil Chef Mom on August 20th. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!