I Promise You’re On the Right Side of History: 23 Things to Eat if You Do Like Potatoes

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Potatoes are like, the best thing in the world, right? [Editor’s note: They’re certainly better than hot dogs.] There are like, a million ways to cook potatoes, and all of them are amazing. They’re universally beloved. Like, I can’t even imagine what a person who doesn’t like potatoes would be like. Like, seriously, can you imagine being such a monster that if you had a girlfriend, and she made Latkes for you, you wouldn’t happily scarf those things down?? I definitely wouldn’t want to be friends with a person like that.

So anyway, all of us who are on the Potato side, the Right Side of History, let’s celebrate our love for this starchy tuber (potatoes are tubers, right?) with a bunch of recipes. We’ve got your Yukon Gold, we’ve got your Fingerlings, you know we’ve got your Russets. Sweet Potatoes? Naw, those don’t count. But you we’ve sure as hell got New Potatoes. By the way, I’m from Idaho and in Idaho we learn that you can survive on just potatoes and butter? All the nutrients you need are in potatoes except for a couple, which are all in butter. Is that true? I’m gonna say yes, yes it is.


1. In-N-Out Animal Style Fries


2. Crispy Fingerling Potatoes


3. Potato Croquettes


4. Authentic Canadian Poutine


5. Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant Papas con Chile


6. Papas con Huevos

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7. Chick-Fil-A Waffle Fries


8. San Francisco Garlic Fries


9. Skinny Greek Feta Fries with Roasted Garlic Saffron Aioli


10. Crispy Potato Roast


11. Salt Roasted Potatoes


12. Gnocchi


13. Cacio e Pepe Potatoes


14. Latkes


15. Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes


16. Extra-Buttery Mashed Potatoes


17. Chorizo con Papas


18. Arby’s Curly Fries


19. Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

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20. Tacos Dorados de Papa


21. Loaded Potato Soup


22. Hash Browns


23. Hasselback Potatoes

Mey Rude is a fat, trans, Latina lesbian living in LA. She's a writer, journalist, and a trans consultant and sensitivity reader. You can follow her on twitter, or go to her website if you want to hire her.

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  1. These ideas sound phenomenal, but I’d like to point out I’m also from Idaho (born and raised), and I didn’t even see a potato grow until my senior year of high school. #BreakTheStereotype

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