National Potato Day is back again, as it should be, this Saturday – says he munching his way through a packets of Keogh’s Atlantic sea salt crisps ahead of lunchtime.
The Keogh family, with their farm in Oldtown, north Dublin are calling on people to revisit their roots and “grow their love for the humble spud” by eating one portion of potatoes this Saturday. I’ve asked the lads in Cleere’s if there’s a potato soup on the menu (they do have a lovely potato and parmesan now and again) but sure we’ll see what happens.
The day is an initiative by Keogh’s, the family having grown potatoes in Dublin for over 200 years and all this weekend they can be found at the Tall Ships Races in Dublin. There’s also a petition doing the rounds to have the potato made the official vegetable of Ireland (though talks at the Kilkenny Arts Festival recently educated me on the origins of the spud in South America before it arrived in Ireland, thanks for that folks).
To get you set for the day, here’s a few potato-fuelled recipes you can try out this weekend
10 Potato Recipes for National Potato Day
- Tuna baked potatoes
- Simple Homemade Potato Wedges
- Potato & Parmesan Soup
- German Potato Salad
- Bombay Potatoes
- Traditional Chinese Sweet Potato & Ginger Dessert Soup
- Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
- Italian Potato Gnocchi with Goats Cheese
- Cook The Perfect Rosti
Check out Potato.ie for more on the lovely spud!