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Best Polish Potato Variety for Mashing

OP Atch 20 | 4,151
4 Nov 2015 #61
Well you know how much we Irish love our spuds!
InPolska 9 | 1,805
4 Nov 2015 #62
@Atch: yes! I know that you guys (just like Poles for instance) do eat potatoes at every meal..... We don't (usually no more than 2 or 3 times per week although of course kids would like fries every day and some parents let them....)

Great that I like potatoes since in Pl ;)

Have a good day!
OP Atch 20 | 4,151
4 Nov 2015 #63
ou guys (just like Poles for instance) do eat potatoes at every meal.

Well not quite. Many Irish people, particularly those under forty, don't eat spuds at all or even pasta. They might eat a bit of rice but they try to stay off carbs and eat mostly salads, veg, fish, chicken. The average Irish family now eats quite a bit of rice, noodles and pasta as well as spuds. The days when people insisted on spuds with their lasagne and coffee meant Nescafe or Maxwell House are long gone!

Stick to the Poland please
InPolska 9 | 1,805
4 Nov 2015 #64
@Atch: as to myself in Poland (to remain on topic ;); I eat potatoes max 1 or 2 a month and sometimes I don't for several months although I do love potatoes (maybe I'm too lazy to peel them ;) or cultural thing since at home we don't eat potatoes often (except when kids). However, in countries like in Poland, it's like for instance rice in Asian countries.
OP Atch 20 | 4,151
4 Nov 2015 #65
I love how you managed to discuss your potatoe eating habits whilst staying on the topic of Poland! Yes, I would agree that spuds still rule in Poland. Please mods, may I draw a comparison between Ireland and Poland which demonstrates this point? Pick up a house wifey type magazine at random in a Polish shop and look at the recipes. They're still heavily potatoe based with maybe a bit of makaron. Pick up a magazine in Ireland and the recipes vary widely with a lot of stuff that would be considered quite exotic by Polish standards. I mean in Ireland I can go into any supermarket and pick up something like Chinese Five Spice. I can't do that in Poland.

Firstly you have to live in a city of some size and secondly you have to shop around and maybe make a special trip to a different part of town or buy online. The international cookery section in my local Auchan contains such delights as HP Sauce (!!!!) and Blue Dragon ready made sauces, not even a bit of Colman's mustard. They have Thai curry sauce but no curry paste for making your own sauce. Interestingly in the main spices section they now have packs of ground Cardamom (no pods) with Nowosc! proudly displayed on the packs. So that kind of puts it in perspective.

I suppose now the topic has strayed too far from potatoes..........but weave them together nicely by commenting that Indians use many spices in their potatoe dishes. What about samosas for example, utterly yummy.
InPolska 9 | 1,805
4 Nov 2015 #66
@Atch: it is not so difficult to introduce the words, "Poland", "Polish", "Pole"... in the paragraph so you stay on topic ;):)
Peter59 4 | 35
5 Nov 2015 #67
sprayed with blight killers, bug killers, pesticides not to mention the chemical fertilizer's they are grown with.

Needed to hop in here with all the pesticides, did you know they have a new one here in the states that you sprinkle on your seed potatoes before you plant them and then as the plants grow any bugs that feed on them promptly die. Supposedly by the time the plant matures the chemical is all out of the potato. Yeah right, this stuff is to spooky. I think I will just keep raising my own.

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