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First Earlies "Witchhill"

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First Earlies "Witchhill"

Oh dear! Think I'll be scrubbing them dry for a few more hours yet! 138 from 12 seed potatoes - I'm well-chuffed with our first real attempt at growing these! The smallest ones will be boiled as baby newbies, some will become cold salad potatoes or turn into potato salad, and will try some mash with the rest - definitely not a variety for chips/French fries (our kids hate these in any case).



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Kids hate them, how can that be? I never saw a potato I didn't like!!!

14 Jul, 2008

 

my son doesnt like chips either, hes 15 now but never liked them lol, you have so many spuds there david, brilliant

14 Jul, 2008

 

What a crop!

14 Jul, 2008

lyd
Lyd
 

well done, enjoy.

14 Jul, 2008

 

Will definitely enjoy, folks! Don't know why our kids detest chips/French fries, even homemade ones, which I used to oven cook with just a drizzle of olive or sunflower oil. So I've completely given up with these at home, but don't really mind. I can incorporate more healthy stuff like mint and parsley from the garden into mashed potato in any case, which I can't do with the chips. They don't seem to mind spicy potato wedges, however, with a yummy dip (especially if I let them help make it).

14 Jul, 2008

 

Pass the gravy please. WOW

21 Jul, 2008

 

They are wonderful. Nothing like new potatoes. Here in Oz I have yet to meet a kid who doesn't like french fries. You buy them by the cup full at any fast food outlet and fish and chips is our national dish. Perhaps try to only parboil the small ones then fry them in olive oil in a frypan till they're golden brown. They might actually like them. Potato croquettes is another one, potato soup, ( with leeks too ) potato puffs, anything at all, very popular in my family. We love the old spud ( well the fresh ones ) and used to grow some too. But such hard work! Later we swapped apples for potatoes with someone haha. Easy as pie ( potato pie ). Lovely to have your own crop.

22 Jul, 2008

 

Hmmm, gravy! Yes! Organictomato.

Oh, dear, Marguerite, do you think we exported the "fish supper" to Australia along with emigrants, and the less desirable members of society, hehe? I Love your idea for parboiling then into the frying pan. Will do so soon and let you know the result. Yes, my homemade leek and potato soup is our kids' favourite. I try to make a large enough amount to last a few days, but it always disappears in one. Now here, we can actually buy kangaroo pies, and there is an ostrich farm not so far away. Ostrich meat can be bought at any of the local farmers' markets. Is this your revenge for the fish and chips, perhaps?

22 Jul, 2008

 

any way you slice 'em, any way you cook 'em, they are one of the most nourishing veg's in cultivation... mmmmm... carbs. I love shepherd's pie, one of my fav ways to eat 'taties'.

24 Jul, 2008

 

Wow, that a lot of potatoes! I like them any which way...yummmm :)

12 Nov, 2008

 

With extra potatoes one can boil and mash them as usual then make flat patties, place in freezer bags with a slice of onion (or not) on each and freeze them. To eat them put olive oil in a skillet, set the heat low and let them thaw then get hot all in one step. They taste just like freshly mashed.

22 Feb, 2010

 

Many Thanks, Doll. "Welcome to GOY". Have seen that you have also posted this as a blog in its own right. Thank You so much! Didn't grow potatoes in 2009, but am doing so this year, so will folllow your tasty instructions. I really like using olive oil in cooking :-))

22 Feb, 2010



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