The October Potato Ho Roundup!

A staple on many dinner plates, potatoes are downright amazing for all sorts of reasons. For one thing, they are usually delicious any way you cook them – baked, fried, boiled or what have you. Secondly, they’re usually pretty cheap to buy and in the present state of the economy, that’s something we can all cherish. So,  do you remember when I asked for all of your potato dishes? Well the time has come for Chew on That to host the October Potato Ho Roundup (a blog event created by Cathy of Noble Pig and Krysta of Evil Chef Mom) and here they all are…

First, let’s start with one of our potato goddesses (a co-creator of Potato Hos Unite!): Potato Ho Sparky Marie of Noble Pig. I’m sitting here drooling at how good her Streuseled Sweet Potatoes and Dried Fruit look, and I can’t help but love the fact that she agrees sweet potato marshmallow casseroles are just plain bad decisions. Sparky Marie proclaims: “Potato Ho’s love sweetness, this dish satisfies just that and replaces the traditional sweet potato dishes of years past.”

Don’t you want to pull up a chair and a fork and take a bite out of Potato Ho Christina Shane of Evil Chef Mom‘s Hash Brown Casserole? I do! It’s no wonder Krysta is one of the founders of Potato Hos unite, she can sure cook a great potato dish! It’s top notch comfort food.

Next, we have Jin Hooi of Smell and Taste are my memory with her Potato Perkedel, an Indonesian dish made with potatoes and meat and delicious veggies! They look like little potato cakes, I just want to pick one right up and eat it!

Potato Ho Sierra Elizabeth, also known as Pam of For the love of cooking, really hit a home run with her Roasted Baby Potatoes with Soy, Butter and Parsley. She said she needed a good side dish to accompany a roasted pork tenderloin and was craving potatoes. These potatoes were parboiled and tossed in a bit of soy sauce, butter, pepper and parsley, then roasted until they were soft and tender. Thanks for a great new potato side dish!

If you didn’t know, potatoes pair well with pasta salad! Potato Ho Mandy Lynn from Kiki, out of the Kitchen proved it to us with her Pasta with Potatoes, Arugula and Rosemary dish, and says it’s a very quick, easy and starchy dish!

Have you ever tried potato focaccia bread? Well Potato Hos TS and JS of [eatingclub] vancouver have! Together their ho name is Sherli Hon Dory and they pulled off this Potato Cornmeal Foccacia like you wouldn’t believe. I’ve had tomato and herb focaccia breads before but never something like this! From the creators, I quote: “What can make bread better? Potatoes, of course!”

Giz of Equal Opportunity Kitchen made one of my favorite potato creations of all time: Pierogies! Her take on this originally Polish and Ukrainian dish scored big with homemade pasta for the outside! I don’t know how you feel, but I think pasta pockets filled with potatoes and cheese are pockets of pure bliss.

Potato Ho Bellini Valli of More than Burnt Toast made us these Scottish “Tattie” Scones, which are quite literally: potato scones. Do I really have to say anything else? I think the word potato scones should hit a high note with all of us potato lovers..

Now we move on to Potato Ho Lulu Larue of Snooty Primadona‘s Potato Crusted Tilapia with Hollandaise Sauce. What a great variation on crusting proteins! I’m definitely going to try a potato crust and see if it turns out as good as this looks. Miss Lulu proclaims: “This is a whole new way to love your fish. You’ll never go back to plain fish after this recipe. Especially if you’re a Potato-Ho.”

Imagine a potato salad kicked up a notch. That’s what Potato Ho King Rachel of Columbus Foodie with her Southwestern Potato Salad with Grilled Corn! It’s hard to imagine bolder flavors or a better looking potato salad, quite honestly. King Rachel explains: “An “in your face” combination of spices give this potato salad quite the kick.”

Christine of Kit’s Chow sings us a song with her recipe for Colcannon. An Irish favorite of mashed potatoes kale and/or cabbage (I Wikipediad Colcannon), she made up her own recipe and I must say, it seems quite authentic! When asked about her dish, Kit said: “Mashed potatoes so good that the Irish wrote a song about it!”

Potato Ho Bosco Lei of Burp! Where Food Happens brought us a cheesy gooey Potato Gratin made with potatoes and celeriac. Would it really be a Potato Ho Roundup without a potato gratin? The thing I like about this gratin is how different it is from all other gratins. “Sweet and savory, earthy and creamy, this is potato gratin gone wild. Serve it alongside a nice steak. Or with a side of sauteed kale. However you choose to eat it, you’ll be amazed by the wonders of the ugly veggie we call celeriac.”

Now, let’s kick it back to the Southwestern flavors with Baking DelightsSouthwestern Potatoes. These potatoes are loaded with ingredients like bacon, jalapenos, Monterey Jack cheese and corn. These would definitely be a great addition to breakfast!

Have you seen more perfectly cooked potato chunks? Lubna Karim of Yummy Food brought these Spicy Potato Chunks to our event and I am drooling! Cooked to perfection and seasoned with paprika and turmeric, these potatoes might make an appearance as my next side dish.

I happen to love Persian rice, especially when it’s topped with potatoes! Lucky for me, Elra of Elra’s Cooking brought this Persian Rice with Potato to our party and I can’t take my eyes off it. The golden brown potatoes top a crunchy tasty rice creating the side dish of all time. Elra says: “If  you like rice and potato, this recipe might be for you! It is delicious!”

We saw the potato focaccia earlier, but what about actual potato bread? Yum, right!? Potato Ho Kitty Meow Daryl of Kuya’s Kitchen brought us these Soft Potato Rolls for our viewing pleasure. Check out her recipe for Incredibly soft, yet sturdy, potato rolls.

Potato Ho Milky Lee (Christie) of Fig and Cherry brings us a beautiful reminder of springtime with her Spring Vegetable Potato Salad with Yoghurt Dressing. All of these ingredients sound amazing together, I only wish it was spring here! “Potato salad gets a healthy makeover worthy of any Ho’s mealtime”

Last, but not least (I hope), we have me, Hillary from Chew on That. I decided to bring some Cinnamon Honey Sweet Potatoes to even out the playing field from Noble Pig’s sweet potatoes and all the other white potato dishes we have received. These make a great side dish for Thanksgiving or any fall meal, really. The flavor of the sweet potatoes is highlighted with cinnamon, ginger, honey and orange juice.

So what did we learn here? Potatoes can be made into breads, salads, side dishes, stuffed in pasta…you name it, they can do it. All in all, potatoes are delicious and amazing! Oh but wait, we already knew that…

It’s been a pleasure to host October’s Potato Ho Roundup and I sincerely thank both Cathy and Krysta not only for the opportunity, but for creating this delicious blog event! Tune into the Potato Ho blog to see who’s posting the next Potato Ho Roundup!

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  • http://noblepig.com noble pig

    Thanks so much for doing this! All the dishes look so awesome.

  • http://aloshaskitchen.blogspot.com Melissa

    Great hosting job Hillary. Love the dishes.

  • http://www.eatfordinner.blogspot.com giz

    Yahooooo!!!! I love having all these wonderful options for potato sides and not one of them looks anything less than fantastic.

  • http://snootyprimadonacooking.blogspot.com/ Snooty Primadona

    Great job hosting! And thank you for taking it on. I guess I should have told you this recipe is on my cooking blog, not my regular blog.

    BON APPETIT!

  • http://www.evilchefmom.blogspot.com evil chef mom

    thank you hillary for hosting! mmm, there is nothing better than potatoes

  • http://kitchenflavours.blogspot.com Lubna Karim

    Wow that was awesome roundup. Looking forward for many more.

  • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie@fig&cherry

    Great round up Hillary! Ah, there’s so many Ho’s out there – love it!

  • http://watkinslynn.typepad.com/pages_pucks_and_pantry/ Mrs. L

    Bummed I couldn’t make the Round Up this month but I’ve already made my dish for next month! Everything posted looks so delish!
    Aka Trixie Bell

  • http://www.teczcape.blogspot.com tigerfish

    I’m shooting for the Spud in the next one :p

  • http://www.gojicapital.com/blog/ roselynmendoza

    I felt tortured while ogling all those yummy photos. I think I’ll rush out and buy some bags of potatoes. I can’t be artistic with my cooking but I have a potato specialty. Very simple to prepare. Wash the potato and bake until it burst. Drizzle with cream cheese and sprinkle chopped bacon on top. A great partner with spaghetti! :)

  • http://hotgarlic.blogspot.com Hot Garlic

    So many great entries! Excellent. They all look amazing.

  • http://www.clumbsycookie.blogspot.com clumbsycookie

    You were the host this month?! Sorry I missed it :( I love the Potato Ho! I’m really felling the potato love here! So many great recipes! And your honey cinnamon sweet potatoes are right up my alley!

  • http://thesecondpancake.typepad.com Tim

    All of these look so good! You know what this entry makes me feel like? Potatoes.

  • http://www.eatingclubvancouver.com _ts of [eatingclub] vancouver

    Thanks for the round-up! So nicely formatted and written up. =) Potatoes are hard to make look bad.

  • http://www.eatingclubvancouver.com [eatingclub] vancouver || js

    So many potatoes, so little time. Can’t wait for next month’s ho-down. Thanks for hosting and the fantastic round-up. Time to get more potatoes. . .

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