Or maybe the thin ones were thin because they were chain smokers living off Scotch and potato chips.
I have to admit that in the beginning of my potato pancake-making career, I used a box grater.
Garnish with purple Maori potato, vegetables and lightly fried kawakawa leaves.
And gone is the potato and pea filling, replaced with a richly spiced chicken and tomato mixture.
A 12-year-old boy, William Figueroa got up to spell the word “potato.”
Serve with rich Espagnole sauce or oyster sauce on a croustade of potato.
Separate the egg, beat the yolk, and mix it with the potato.
Mr. Butefish jabbed his pen into the potato he used as a penwiper, instead of the ink, in his fury.
Then another layer of meat, potato, &c., till the dish is full.
Used for fungous and insect enemies of the potato, and of the apple when bitter rot is troublesome.
1560s, from Spanish patata, from a Carib language of Haiti batata "sweet potato." Sweet potatoes were first to be introduced to Europe; in cultivation in Spain by mid-16c.; in Virginia by 1648. Early 16c. Portuguese traders carried the crop to all their shipping ports and the sweet potato was quickly adopted from Africa to India and Java.
The name later (1590s) was extended to the common white potato, from Peru, which was at first (mistakenly) called Virginia potato, or, because at first it was of minor importance compared to the sweet potato, bastard potato. Spanish invaders in Peru began to use white potatoes as cheap food for sailors 1530s. The first potato from South America reached Pope Paul III in 1540; grown in France at first as an ornamental plant. According to popular tradition, introduced to Ireland 1565 by John Hawkins. Brought to England from Colombia by Sir Thomas Herriot, 1586.
German kartoffel (17c.) is a dissimilation from tartoffel, ultimately from Italian tartufolo (Vulgar Latin *territuberem), originally "truffle." Frederick II forced its cultivation on Prussian peasants in 1743. The French is pomme de terre, literally "earth-apple;" a Swedish dialectal word for "potato" is jordpäron, literally "earth-pear."
Colloquial pronunciation tater is attested in print from 1759. Potato chip (n.) attested from 1879. To drop (something) like a hot potato is from 1824. Children's counting-out rhyme that begins one potato, two potato first recorded 1885 in Canada. Slang potato trap "mouth" attested from 1785.