Friday, November 19, 2010

Aloha Friday #38

It is Aloha Friday! In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that people take it easy and look forward to the weekend.
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Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your comment below and link in Kailani’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

This weeks question is:

Have you ever eaten raw potatoes?

As a child I can remember my mother cutting potatoes in the kitchen and running in and asking if I could have a piece.  She would oblige, first by putting some salt on it for us.  When Jeff and I were dating he would do the same thing when I cut potatoes.  Turns out he did the same thing as a child growing up.  My children now do the same thing.  It makes me smile every time they run into the kitchen and ask me for some of the raw potato. 

Funny thing was, I thought most people had done this.  I mentioned it last year at scrap and spa that my kids LOVE raw potato....the weird looks I got from everyone was hilarious.  Evidently, my husband & I are strange.
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15 Sweet Comments:

MadeInCanarias said...

I think I haven't but my sister loves raw potatoes.

Nichol said...

This is funny. As a kid I used to wash them really well, and have mom cube them. Add salt and pepper and away I went at eating raw potatoes. Pretty gross lol. I can't stand when there is a raw potato or not fully cooked potato. Have a great weekend!

Kimberly said...

I've tasted raw potatoes before, but not really outright eaten them. I don't like the texture. ;)

Jingle said...

Oh, I used to do that when I was a kid all the time!!! I don't cook much now, but if I am doing potatoes, yes, a few pieces do get eaten raw! I like 'em!

heymcs said...

Gosh, how interesting - i will have to try it. But, up to now - nope!

Stacy Uncorked said...

I used to eat raw potatoes as a kid all the time! So never fear, you and your hubby aren't so strange after all...or at least you're not alone! ;)

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Wendy Irene (Give Love Create Happiness) said...

Cute question! I don't believe I have enjoyed raw potato before, but now that we are in Idaho I might have to give it a try ;-)

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Melanie - Your story brings back memories - we did the same thing as kiddies {so funny!!} I have to say I don't mind them raw...{thanks mom}

blueviolet said...

I never even thought about that before, so nope. I've never tasted it!

Annette Piper said...

I thought I was told as a child that as a member of the nightshade family, raw potato could make you sick. Obviously wrong!?

Gem said...

I haven't tried it, but there's a restaurant here in hawaii that's known for their raw potato salad. They've been serving it for years!

JamericanSpice said...

My in-laws do.

I don't.

Dh had our kids try it. lol

Xmas Dolly said...

All the time when I was a kid, and then I gave them to my kids, and now I'm sure my kids are giving them to their kids. I've had one from time to time since I got older too!

Honey Mommy said...

I don't think you are that strange because I am the same! As long as you put some salt on them, they are definitely edible!

~ Noelle said...

i guess we are strange too!
lol, yep.
ate them as a kid when my nana would make fries or mashed taters! :)

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