Monday, 18 August 2008

Spuds

The Rose Family Farm in Mount Albert is the best place for home-made chips! I don't mean those crispy flat oily overpriced addictive junkfoodthings they sell in supermarkets.... I mean REAL CHIPS!

The Rose family grow their own potatoes , slice 'em up, deep fry'em, and serve them from a chip wagon in the farmyard. Ketchup, vinegar, mayo, salt, pepper, assorted spices... your choice!
Here's the potato sorter machine in the barn....

.... and the result. Bushel baskets of Russets and Yukon Gold.
Have you ever tasted tiny new potatoes boiled with a couple of mint leaves and then lots of butter... mmm.

And someone here on the farm has a wicked sense of humour!

25 comments:

madretz said...

I'm so glad you're talking about potato chips, not cow chips! Phew! ;)

I've never tried potatoes w/ mint and butter but it sounds delicious!

Luke Wiley said...

The potatoes look so good. very nice farm.

tut-tut said...

Twice-baked potatoes; very very good.

Kerri said...

Oh, I just LOVE that barn!! I but those chips are YUMMY!

Wendy said...

My mouth is watering just reading this post! Ummmmm - I love french fries. I think I'd really enjoy those "chips". Rosemary is also good on baked potatoes. I haven't tried mint yet, but I'm always looking for ways to try fresh herbs.

rosemary said...

boiled new potatoes with olive oil, sweet green chilies and a dash of vinegar....nothing better.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Those chips really ARE good!

dennis said...

Dennis ate sweet potato chips recently.

what's that old saying: "Potato News is Good News."

Libbys Blog said...

I enjoyed my fish and chips in paper by the sea!!!!!

d. chedwick said...

I love baked potatoes. and home fries. and potato salad. and mashed potatoes. and potatoes with dill and potatoes with rosemary. Ok I never met a potato I didn't like, Okay?

Suldog said...

I love good hand-cut fries (or chips, as you call them.) And Yukon Gold potatoes are great, any way you cook them!

Hilary said...

Great shots.. and those potatoes with mint sound wonderful.

photowannabe said...

I agree with d. chedwick...I never met a potatoe I didn't like. They are all yummy to me. It would be great to have a place to get all those different kinds.
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lorenzothellama said...

I get muddled up with American chips. Are they what we call crisps? Chips are big fat potato wedges fried and eaten with fish!

I like the poster!

Beverly said...

Ah, potatoes. Here in the south we eat a lot of rice, at least my family did. When I got married (my husband was from New York state,) I cooked a lot of rice. One night my husband looked down at his plate and said, "I haven't eaten this much rice since I was in Vietnam."

My children loved rice...plain white rice. But potatoes are good.

I can't believe your grandbaby is six months old...just looking at the ticker.

Brian said...

It would be great if we could get a decent spud so we could have them with butter and mint, best way for sure, then chips, then mashed with garlic and butter then mashed with butter and parsley yadda yadda.

Craver Vii said...

Oh, I get it... I thought you were talking about COW chips!!!

Craver Vii said...

I wish I had read the comments first. The cow chips joke award must go to Madretz for saying it first. :-)

dabrah said...

Those chips sound delicious. I like mine with just a bit of salt and some ketchup.

Ash said...

Love potatoes :-)

Ginnie said...

HAHAHAHA! I love the sign. And I can just imagine what these REAL chips taste like. Nothing like the real thing, Ex-S!

Middle Ditch said...

Nothing can beat the taste of real chips made of new potatoes. Just the thought makes me go downstairs now and start cooking.

m.e. said...

i adore potatoes, and one thing i've noticed here in DC is the number of people who eat potato chips for lunch. not WITH anything...just a bag of potato chips. most wonderful.

that looks like a swell farm!

and callum is 6 months now? that means he'll be sitting up by himself one of these days, non?

Ming the Merciless said...

I've used the whole chicken and I can attest to you that it wasn't perverted nor kinky. :-)

*running and evading flying eggs*

annulla said...

I've never seen a potato that wasn't scrubbed and sanitized. Bet those taste awfully good. Love the photo of the painted barn.


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