I Say Potato…

Earlier in the week when I was out, I stopped and smelled the roses

Stopped and smelled the rosemary in front of TJ’s

I love rosemary


It grows wild here like lavender does so I don’t buy it but I do love to cook with it.

Nothing beats the combo of roasted potatoes with some rosemary

Or roasted potatoes with dill

Lemon & Dill Roasted Potato Sticks

I also noticed all the frozen potato varieties that TJ’s has

Lots of options

Now that the weather is cooling off, I think it’s time to think about firing up my oven and roasting some taters.

I know Scott will be happy because he loves potatoes in any way, shape, or form.

I prefer mine to be sweeter such as:

Cinnamon Sugar & Ginger Roasted Potato Sticks

Or just Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with a sprinkle of cinnamon, ginger, or even brown sugar

But Scott prefers more savory tater recipes like Coconut and Olive Oil Roasted Potato Sticks (i.e. Baked French Fries)

But he’s not picky.  At all with potatoes.
I have a whole Potato-Themed Recipes Post for more ideas and ways to use potatoes, including in soups, chilis, and more


1. Do you buy pre-made bags of potatoes?  If so, any favorites?

I never buy bags of potatoes because it’s they’re easy to make them at home.

Plus it’s cheaper to make them at home and I am not a fan of added sodium, garlic, or onions and most pre-made or frozen food tends to be high in one, or all, of those items.

But let me know your favorites.

Has anyone tried these?

I’ve heard great things about them!  As in, one bag per sitting kind of great things.

2. And, you know that old expression, “I say potato, you say potato”.

I say po-TAY-toe.

Does anyone say pa-TAH-toe?

3. What’s your favorite way to eat potatoes?   

I like potatoes, they’re fine.

But I don’t get super excited over them the way Scott does.  Or the way my dad does.

What’s the quickest way to a man’s heart?  Through his stomach.  <– Preferably with potatoes, I’ve determined.

If I am going to eat warm carbs, I’d like it in the form of this kind of warm carb

Snickers Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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52 comments on “I Say Potato…”

  1. Other than trying TJs sweet potato fries once (they were terrific) I don’t buy them prepared because of the high price mark-up, and because of all the ingredients they add that I don’t want. Well worth it to me to peel and cut my own. I cut and peel a week’s worth all at once; they keep just fine in the fridge.

    I have sweet potatoes a few times a week. I cut them into chunks and fry them in coconut oil with a variety of other veggies: onion, red bell pepper, snap peas, etc.

  2. I absolutely love potatoes, but only in a savory fashion. I like Cascadian Farms pototo wedges, I love that they don’t have any weird or freaky ingredients. It’s much cheaper to just use a regular potato, but I love that they take less than 15 minutes in the oven. And sooo good!

  3. Lol I always thought it was “You say tomato I say tomahto” and then the potato thing was just a joke. Guess I missed the boat… :S! Love sweet potato fries! I don’t go nuts over regular potatoes though I do like them. Sometimes though, if I’m craving comfort food a really good, smooth mash is great! Wish we had Trader Joe’s up here in Canada :(!!

  4. Oh how I love potatoes, in any recipe in any form!!!! They can be sweet, they can be salty, cooked, baked, oh my GOD so many options!! :)

  5. Easy question… favorite way to eat potatoes = homemade baked fries!! Mmmm I could eat endless supplies of them!

  6. I am with you on making my own potato dishes. Potatoes are so cheap and easy to make, they’re almost idiot proof.

    All your TJ pic’s make me miss not living closer to a TJ’s anymore.

  7. It is amazing how many pre-made po- TAY-to things there are out there! My Love is OBSESSED with potatoes, perhaps it is a guy thing? I make them garlic roasted and then mashed, or I slice them on my spiroolie and make curly fries! I don’t really like them myself though. OH! And I posted about all the treats I made this week today, if you want to see them! <3

  8. I love potatoes, but I definitely agree I’d rather have a warm, gooey cookie or a hunk of cake in place of potatoes. Sugar for me, please!

  9. Isn’t Trader Joe’s the best? They have the most delicious prepared foods…and at such great prices! Those potato sticks look divine. I’m a huge rosemary fan as well.

  10. I am pretty much drooling now! I also love potatoes in any form!

  11. I agree that the skinny fries are not TJ’s best work.

    My fave way to eat a potato would either be a baked sweet potato with cinnamon and earth balance or mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving style :)

  12. I never buy anything but fresh potatoes and I LOVE them paired with rosemary. Add thyme and it is even more amazing!

  13. Great potato inspiration, I’m already getting into winter squash roasting and it’s barely fall here. :-)

    1. Not really, hubby will sometimes for himself, but most potato recipes I do are simple enough from scratch.
    2. Heh, not that I know of. :-)
    3. Roasted wedges or fries.

  14. Jamie Oliver says “po-TAH-toe”. It’s adorable. :)

  15. I LOVE potatoes. Scott and I would probably get along! When I was little, my parents loved my bakes potato obsession, as it was the easiest dinner they could make. And for the record, I am still obsessed with baked potatoes. I sometimes jump up and down with excitement. Don’t get me wrong though! I LOVE sweet potatoes as well (as much as potatoes, I’d say).

  16. Costco has something similar to those Skinny Fries called “Veggie Straws” and they are SO good!!!!

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