We love potatoes. We used to love to get an order of fried ones to go with our hamburgers but when the vast majority of Austin restaurants started serving frozen, phony french fries with their burgers we went on protest. We know where to get the good ones but we don’t always have time to go to Mike’s Pub http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/3/18/Austin-Daily-Photo-Downtown-Austin-Dining-Friday-March-18th-2011 or Railroad Barbecue down in Manchaca.

So we normally do without.

Rifling through our vast recipe database we came up with the following: Mexican Mashed Potatoes is one of the formulas in our Tex Mex recipe file. http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/1/23/Authentic-Tex-Mex-Part-9-How-To-Make-Mexican-Mashed-Potatoes. This is a simple riff on a classic dish that needs to be on more menus around Austin.

Of course the simple pleasures of Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes have been documented ably here http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2010/12/30/The-Art-And-Science-Of-Soul-Food-Part-4-Buttermilk-Mashed-Potatoes. This is a common soul food rendition you see in the Deep South but we’re just too far west to see it on many menus in Austin.

What is your favorite way to eat a potato?

Where do you go in Austin when you’re craving a potato dish?

Who’s had the Potatoes Brabant at Eddie V’s?

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