October 15, 2008

This is just sad:

THE art of cooking a humble jacket potato is lost on almost half of the under-30s, a survey has found.

A similar number have no idea how to prepare roast potatoes to accompany a Sunday joint or simple dishes such as shepherd’s pie, fishcakes, and leek and potato soup.

The potato is a nearly perfect food because it can be fixed so many different ways to accompany so many different kinds of food. These kids today, I tell ya.

And there’ll never be an end to new ways to cook them. Recently discovered: Prepare them as big, fat steak fries, sprinkle liberally with Old Bay seasoning and serve with a cucumber sauce. We found this at a local restaurant that called them Scoobies, and it’s a pretty easy recipe to duplicate.


2 Responses to “Spuds”

  1. Bob G. Says:

    I was just remarking to the missus the other day about a new generation that couldn’t find their way around a KITCHEN if you gave ’em all directions AND paid their way!

    That goes for cooking even the simplest of things (like potatoes)…
    We’ve effectivle bred a generation of fast-food junkies…and I have the lawn trash to prove it!
    Sad indeed.


  2. tim zank Says:

    I think it should be absolutely mandatory that every kid upon reaching his or her teen years should be forced to work in a restaurant!!! The lessons learned in food service are invaluable! Simple things like putting stuff back where you got it comes to mind!!

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