Our food is boring and our recipes trite. We don't have the time, patience or resources to even make a lowly potato appealing. Woe is our age of culinary stagnation and degeneration. Our palates become bland and desensitized to the realm of possible flavors and innovations lurking within our kitchens.
Our excuses deny us the joys and freedoms of impromptu cooking with a simple nutritious ingredient like a potato. We deny ourselves the opportunity to dress our food up with new choices and supporting ingredients; some wholesome, others not.
But what if we dare walk into that unspeakable place where bland food resides and shake it, slap it, and tease it into another realm, a realm of things more unstable and unnatural, that realm of mad genius and perverted desire? Could we not bring savory decadence back to our food, our potatoes?
We can. Inside are some of the simple recipes I made impromptu while preparing potatoes, looking for something saucy, forbidden, and dare I say even slutty.
As always, my recipes are gluten-free.
The spuds await.