Have you ever come across a vegetable as versatile as the potato? I haven’t, that’s for sure. And I’m not a one vegetable man, oh no, I’ve sampled many others including peas, carrots, onions and, er, many, many more.
Now, don’t get me wrong. By championing the versatility of the potato, my intention certainly isn’t to be disparaging about the versatility of alternative vegetable choices. Cauliflower, turnip, broccoli can all be incorporated in meals in a multitude of ways.
But let us not waste precious time considering the preparation, presentation and consumption of lesser vegetables; let us return once more, to the not so humble potato (it’s blatantly aware of its versatility, which is matched only by its big-headiness).
Even a cursory glance at potatoes gives those who glance a hint of the versatility before them. Boiled, mashed, fried, roasted, baked, croquetted…do I need to continue? The underlying power of the potato becomes very clear, very quickly when one gives them even a moment’s thought.
So overwhelmed am I by the awesome versatility of the potato that I shall need to take a break from the all encompassing potato thoughts passing through my head at the moment. Potatoes, wow!