Potatoes, how do you eat yours? — Scope | Disability forum
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.
Please read our updated community house rules and community guidelines.

Potatoes, how do you eat yours?

Albus_Scope
Albus_Scope Posts: 2,991 Scope online community team

Boil 'em? Mash 'em? Stick 'em in a stew?

The team have been having a very heated discussion over the best way of cooking the humble potato.

So how do you like your spuds?

Are there any ways not mentioned that you love? Let us know! 
Albus (he/him)

Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.
Want to give us feedback? Complete our feedback form now.
Opinions expressed are solely my own.
Neurodivergent.

Potatoes, how do you eat yours? 17 votes

Baked
11%
woodbinekreacher 2 votes
Mashed
0%
Roast
17%
ClaraSaisSmoggyRosie_Scope 3 votes
Fondant
0%
Thick cut chip
5%
durhamjaide2001 1 vote
Fries
0%
Sautéed
17%
Beaver79Jimm_ScopeAlbus_Scope 3 votes
Fried
0%
Other (please comment and let us know)
47%
poppy12345666MustangSandy_123bg844motorhead[Deleted User]Hannah_ScopeLottie1732 8 votes
«1

Comments

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,138 Disability Gamechanger
    Other (please comment and let us know)
    I love potatoes but am doing without too many of them at the moment as I am on a diet. Generally my favourite are roasted potatoes but I will take them however they come.
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 44,019 Disability Gamechanger
    Other (please comment and let us know)
    I put other as I do them in lots of different ways,  plus you forgot crisps lol. Only have a portion tho of spuds as carbs
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Sautéed
    I tend to cook them roasted more often than anything else but my favourite is sauteed.

    Mashed is bad, bad bad bad. Worst way to cook potato. The only good mash goes into gnochhi, croquettes or potato cakes. Basically if it's turned into something that has texture.
    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
    Online Community Specialist

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us. 
    Want to give us feedback? Complete our feedback form now.
    Opinions are my own, such as mashed potato being bad.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,991 Scope online community team
    Sautéed
    I am a terrible person for leaving crisps off the list!  How could I forget crisps?!
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.
    Want to give us feedback? Complete our feedback form now.
    Opinions expressed are solely my own.
    Neurodivergent.
  • C_J
    C_J Community member Posts: 715 Pioneering
    I've put other as it's a tricky poll I do enjoy mashed potatoes with gravy but I'm also a fan of all the rest (including crisps lol) I'm assuming the fried potatoes is bubble and squeak another favourite of mine but don't have fried food very often. 

    I also like roasted sweet potato. Where would we be without the good ole Spud.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Sautéed
    mashed potato bad
    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
    Online Community Specialist

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us. 
    Want to give us feedback? Complete our feedback form now.
    Opinions are my own, such as mashed potato being bad.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,991 Scope online community team
    Sautéed
    C_J said:


    I also like roasted sweet potato. Where would we be without the good ole Spud.

    Oh yeah I do love a bit of sweet potato.  Very good for you too! :)

     Though I only like them when they're slightly caramelised.
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.
    Want to give us feedback? Complete our feedback form now.
    Opinions expressed are solely my own.
    Neurodivergent.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,138 Disability Gamechanger
    Other (please comment and let us know)
    I didn't realise sweet potato was good for you, always assumed it was sweet so that = bad!

    I am not overly fond of it that said, I could happily eat it if it was served to me but wouldn't choose it.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,991 Scope online community team
    Sautéed
    Yes @66Mustang they're actually a healthier option than the normal potato.  Very high in vitamin A, but also slightly higher in calories. 

    I find sweet potato very hit or miss.  If it's cooked well, it's gorgeous. :) 
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.
    Want to give us feedback? Complete our feedback form now.
    Opinions expressed are solely my own.
    Neurodivergent.
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 15,835 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2023
    Sautéed
    I like cheesy mash. I have voted just does not seem to show on my post. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,446 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2023
    Other (please comment and let us know)
    I put other because i like them all ways. I don't usually eat too many of them though. I love sweet potatoe, it's lovely as a jacket potatoe because you don't need butter on it. Sweet potatoe chips/wedges are also delicous.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 703 Pioneering
    Any way other than mashed or baked ... too many bad childhood memories of dry dry dry and gagging
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Sautéed
    WelshBlue said:
    Any way other than mashed or baked ... too many bad childhood memories of dry dry dry and gagging
    A fellow in arms against the menace that is mashed potato
    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
    Online Community Specialist

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us. 
    Want to give us feedback? Complete our feedback form now.
    Opinions are my own, such as mashed potato being bad.
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,636 Pioneering
    Sweet Potato, has a low GI then regular potatoes.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,329 Disability Gamechanger
    Baked
    I like them 3 ways,   baked, thick chips or jersey royals boiled.
    2024 The year of the general election...the time for change is coming 💡

  • noman
    noman Community member Posts: 422 Pioneering
    Mashed with cheese & onion mixed in ;)
  • Lottie1732
    Lottie1732 Community member Posts: 124 Pioneering
    Other (please comment and let us know)
    @woodbine Yes! Jersey Royals. Smothered in butter.

    My favourite are probably roast potatoes but they seem to turn out different every time I do them but haven't for a very long time as I don't cook much these days.  Mashed potato if it's done right and is mixed with almost the same volume of strong cheddar (the cruncher sort). 

  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Sautéed
    My partner grew potatoes in the garden this year (well, it's her first year gardening). Our favourites were a variety called Damask, tasted like they were cooked in butter without using any butter at all. Lovely potatoes, we'll (read: I just carry things around, she does the actual gardening) be growing them again next year
    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
    Online Community Specialist

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us. 
    Want to give us feedback? Complete our feedback form now.
    Opinions are my own, such as mashed potato being bad.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,406 Disability Gamechanger
    I didn't realise there were so many ways to have potatoes :D 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    edited October 2023
    Sautéed
    Mashed potato is still bad today

    also potatoes are very versatile yes!
    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
    Online Community Specialist

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us. 
    Want to give us feedback? Complete our feedback form now.
    Opinions are my own, such as mashed potato being bad.

Brightness

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.