I’m not a great fan of potatoes mostly because I don’t like cooking them. Round my way, they come covered in soil which makes the process of cooking them even more labour intensive. As far as I’m concerned, if you’re gonna eat a white grain, you might as well cook some pasta that is ready in 8 minutes with no washing, no peeling, no mess. So, having bought a couple of kiloes of small potatoes, I was keen to cook ’em up and be rid of them.
What a pleasure it was when I invited my 4 year old to give me a hand with this task I hate. She thought peeling the blessed things was great fun (they were pre-boiled) and had even more fun cutting them up and then mashing. To my surprise she even ate them afterwards which I was delighted with as she normally turns her nose up at all things potato not deep-fried!