Honestly, I cant even believe I got this post together. After spending the better part of yesterday in an airport amidst delays and more delays, I was exhausted and maybe just a wee bit cranky.
Re-entry on the home front is always difficult, especially after a lengthy absence. Of course there would be a few annoying surprises waiting for me. That’s always fun.
This is all compounded by the fact my computer had crashed a couple weeks ago and caused me to lose all the Potato Ho Down entries previously sent to me! I’ve had to reconstruct, email, borrow, beg…you name it. I hope I’ve gotten it all right and not missed an entry, a name, a picture…some things were left out because they were lost. If I have…email it to me!
She’s back, Madame Spud, Ms. Potato Ho herself. She’s here to oversee this month’s Potato Ho Down (PHD) Roundup. Isn’t she pur-tee? I think she has new fishnet stockings on especially for today’s event.
I would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in this month’s event. It’s always so fun to see everyone’s potato creations.
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 continue to join in for the fun. If you are interested in hosting this event (even if you’ve already done it) on your blog…LET ME KNOW.
Now as stated in the rules for this event everyone had to submit their recipe with their Potato Ho name, (their first pet’s name and their middle name). For me that would be, Sparky Marie. I swear the names crack me up.
Anyway, on to the food…
Our first entry comes to us from The Daily Spud, a blog out of Ireland. How appropriate for all things potato. The Daily Spud felt there couldn’t be a better Potato Ho name and is sticky with that one. I would have to agree. According to this 19th century recipe, this Potato Bread, with its addition of mashed potato to yeasty bread makes it moist, light and great for toasting. Beautiful isn’t it?
This Goat Cheese and Potato Pizza comes to us from Madame Potato Ho Bellini Valium from More Than Burnt Toast in British Columbia, Canada. Is this to die for or what? “This is a hearty pizza, the double carb hit of dough and potato works really well. I absolutely loved this combination. Could it be because I am really just a Potato HO Spoken like a true Potato Ho, thanks Val!
Now for something totally off the wall. Madame Potato Ho Blackie Cat from Baking and Boys located in Kansas has put together this Almond Joy Candy made with mashed potatoes. I swear it’s true. I think this might make her famous. “You would never know there are mashed potatoes in the coconut filling.” Amazing. She is a true Potato Ho. Bless her.
This next dish, a lovely Potato and Green Bean Salad has been sent to us by Madame Potato Ho Chad Denise from The Duo Dishes in Southern California. Isn’t it lovely? “Buttery potatoes, crisp green beans and a handful of dill pair nicely in this light dish.” I would have to agree, it looks amazing!
Madame Potato Ho Lollipop Anne from The Cutting Edge of Ordinary in Rhode Island, sent over this Swiss & Cheddar Potato Bake. “This is a creamy, cheesy melt in your mouth, it’s so damn good you will heat it up again for breakfast kinda dish. It’s like one big cheesy hashbrown with a crusty top.” Yeah, and we will all be trying it! Yum!
Here is one of my entries. I am known as Madame Potato Ho Sparky Marie and these are my Sweet Potato Wedges with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce. All Potato Ho’s appreciate a good wedgie, so give these a try.
Sent over by Madame Potato Ho Kartoshka from 5 Star Foodie Culinary Adventures in Virginia, these Crispy Dilled Potato Cakes are beautiful! “These delicious potato cakes are creamy and delicate on the inside and crispy on the outside.” I can’t wait to try these!
What Potato Ho wouldn’t love this Potato and Cippolini Onion Salad sent over by Madame Potato Ho Minette Mary from Fearless Kitchen. “A relatively easy and healthy side salad, perfect for a dinner party or barbecue.” Very nice!
Is this the cutest Potato Ho entry ever? Madame Potato Ho Yum Cha Cha Cha from Kit’s Chow in Vancouver, Canada sent over Scallops in a Potato Nest. I am so impressed I can’t even believe how adorable this is. “These bird’s nest are ecologically-friendly. No baby birds were harmed in making the nests.” I love it!
Madame Potato Ho Maxine Denise has sent over her Sweet Potato Latkes…a girl after my own heart from Where’s My Damn Answer. They look damn delicious! “I was so surprised at just how easy this was not to mention how incredibly tasty these were. I will definitely make these again!! ”
For Valentine’s Day Madame Potato Ho Jinkie Marie from Spinach Tiger whipped up these His and Hers Eggs Wrapped in Potatoes and Spinach. Is this not the perfect package? Simply beautiful. “I think a crispy potato wrap has to be one of the most satisfying and unique ways to wrap food, striking a balance between elegant because of it’s beauty, and rustic because it has comfort food satisfaction.” I couldn’t agree more.
Are these not some beautiful spuds? Madame Potato Ho Waldo Ann from Panini Happy in Southern California sent these over. These Grilled Rosemary Potatoes are “Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside – grilled red potatoes with olive oil, sea salt, pepper and rosemary.” Wow.
The Duo Dishes‘ Madame Potato Ho Chad Denise also sent over another entry, Warm Sweet Potatoes and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing. “Sweet potatoes and tangy lemony tahini really pop in this dish. It’s great for a dinner at home and lunch the next day.” Nice one eh?
Yes, a man can be a Potato Ho too. Mr. Potato Ho, Puddleglum Brent, from Cooking Stuff sent over Crash Hot Potatoes-Three Ways. Oh the jokes I could make here…hmmm. “Cheesy, bacony, garlicky, soft, crispy potatoes.” Oh yeah.
This is not a mirage. These are Potato Chip and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Madame Potato Ho Tiki Christine from Vanilla Sugar in Cape Cod, Mass sent these over. Are these perfect or what? Every Ho Down needs dessert!
It’s all in the dollop isn’t it? My partner in crime Madame Potato Ho Christina Shane of Evil Chef Mom in Northern California has been cooking up Sweet Potato Latkes. Are they beautiful or what? Go read her crazy and hilarious story. She never fails to entertain.
Love the color here. These Potatoes ala Sofrito were sent over from Cupcake Muffin in Berkeley, California. ”They’re tomato-y, saucy, and absolutely delicious. I think they’re particularly good for breakfast or brunch (or breakfast-for-dinner), maybe with some sausages, eggs, and biscuits.” I lost her Potato Ho name in the computer crash! Bummer.
I think this could be the best looking salsa I’ve seen in a while. This Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salsa comes to us from One Perfect Bite in Oregon. “If you’re tired of gray vegetables and tinned tomatoes I hope you’ll try this. It will give a real lift to your palate. While I serve the salsa in tortilla bowls, that really isn’t necessary – it does, however, add pizzazz to the presentation.” This another Potato Ho entry I could not totally reconstruct due to the crash…so, sad.
Collard Cannon with Ale-Braised Onions and Raw Milk Cheddar; honestly the name left me speechless. Is this cool or what? Madame Potato Ho Bosco Lei from Burp! Where Food Happens in Wisconsin sent this over. “Who said comfort food can’t be healthy? Get your greens in this potato dish featuring layers of Yukon golds, onions, tangy cheese, and collard greens.” Yum.
And here is my second entry into the Ho Down, Sparky Marie’s Ranch Mashed Potatoes. “Tastes like ranch dressing without all the fat.” Perfect wouldn’t you say?
Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack a flavor punch! Madame Potato Ho Morpy Margaret from Cookbook Cuisine in Texas put together this beautiful dish of Chunky Cheddar-Garlic Smashed Potatoes. “The very humble, yet highly underrated and often ignored or overlooked as being ordinary — mashed potatoes, dressed up and ready to go to town.”
Thank you everyone for participating…it was a blast as usual!
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