Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spanking Veggies

Last week while I was in the kitchen preparing dinner, I opened the cupboard under the sink and selected a few potatoes to make French fries. As I scrubbed them under the tap, I noticed that one was misshapen. That didn't matter because I never peel potatoes when making fries. I slice them with the skins on because it's more nutritious and it saves me the extra work.

Then I took a closer look at the oddly-shaped spud.

Doesn't that look like a well-rounded bottom to you? That's what I thought, so I set it aside to snap a few photos. Here's a closer shot. You can see what looks like a belt mark on the upper right cheek.

Here's the other side of the same potato. It still looks like a bum, with a cute little dimple on each cheek.

There were plenty of other potatoes that didn't have such endearing physical characteristics, so we still enjoyed our fries for dinner that night. I kept the potato on display for a few days until Ron insisted that it become a French fry like all its brothers and sisters. it was delicious!

While on the subject, you may enjoy this post by Sugar, which shows what happens when potatoes need discipline.

From Hermione's Heart


Roz said...

LoL Hermoine, yep, looks like it to me too, complete with belt mark :)


Aimless Rambling said...

I think I will be paying more attention to potatoes the next time I use them to see if I can find any 'bottoms'.

sugarsweethoney21 said...


Thanks for the shout out! Lol, I wondered why 56 people had viewed that post since yesterday!!! :) You are so sweet! ~hugs~
That was quite a find, complete with marks even! Funny where stuff like that shows up sometimes :) I've never encountered a potato like that before that I know of but I'll definitely be paying closer attention now! :)


ronnie said...


Definitely looks like a bottom to me as well. Never found a potato shaped bottom in my bag.


stay at home mom said...

Lol, they all look as if they have been otk many times



River Wild said...

Aw, too bad you had to eat it, it's cute :-)

an English Rose said...

What a cute spud, shame to cut it up!!
love Jan,xx

Cat said...

LOL Hermione...I agree...looks like a bottom with a belt mark. Thanks for sharing. ;)

Hugs and Blessings...

Hermione said...

Roz - It looked to good to be true, but it was!

Leigh - I'll bet you find one soon.

Sugar - I saved your funny post, just in case! Glad I could send some traffic your way.

Ronnie - It was my first, I think.

Nina - Poor potato!

River - It was very sweet. Maybe I should have planted it.

Jan - I agree, but it was either that or let it sprout and wither.

Cat - My pleasure!


Autumn said...

You should find a similarly shaped red potato and then do a "before" and "after" photo!

Kenzie said...

That is too funny! The resemblance is crazy. Belt mark and all. ;)

Baxter said...

It takes a spanko to see the humor in that potato. i am still snickering about it. thanks

ashebridge said...

At our state fair there is a section for fruits and veggies that look funny. There's always a big assortment of tushies :-)

Hermione said...

Autumn - I'll try that. SO far, all our red potatoes are prefect ovals.

Kenzie - I obviously chose the spanko bag of spuds.

Baxter - We're like-minded individuals :)

Chickadee - Oh cool! Maybe I should check out our fall fair. They might have a similar class.