Who the fuck buys a single potato?

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34 Responses to Who the fuck buys a single potato?

  1. Michael Herr says:

    Old people living alone!

    • Wirecutter says:

      Why would they shop one day’s worth at a time?

      • Exile1981 says:

        Very lonely people who use going to the store as a way to get human interaction.

        • Bacon says:

          Ain’t a thing wrong with that either, much better than if they sat at home alone. At least they’re getting off their asses and getting some interaction.

    • Trib says:

      My mother in-law used to buy just one slice of ham for a sand which. Just so she could hear the butcher hit on her.

  2. bocopro says:

    I do, when they’re especially big. Wife was outta town one time and I wanted a baked tater with my lunch . . . damned thing was 8 or 9 inches long and bigger in diameter than a kalabao mango. Got 2 meals out of it and still fed some of it to the dog.


    • nwoldude says:

      I would hate to see the size of the potato bugs on that spud.

    • Chet says:

      In Texas, if you ask for 10 pounds of potatoes you are in for some trouble, CUZ WE DON’T CUT A POTATOE IN TWO FOR NOBODY

  3. Aesop says:

    I do.

    I buy a nice grilling steak, and the biggest, fattest potato I can find. That and an ear of corn, maybe a salad, and I’ve got man-dinner for 1 in 20 minutes, part microwave, and the last 15 minutes on the grill with the steak.

    Shrink-wrapping them is stupid though.

    The reason I don’t get more is they start trying to root before I get to them, more often than not.
    Easier to just pick one up when I feel like it.

    If I’m making a slow-cook stew, then I’ll buy a bag, but those are smallish. For steak night, I want a potato that’s big enough to be a meal in itself.

    When I’m growing them by the bushel, we can talk, but then you can leave them in the ground until you need them.

    And damn, now I’m hungry.
    Maybe it’s time to go shopping for steak night.

  4. ignore amos says:

    Is that to cover up the green skin of sunburned spuds?

  5. Mooooo!@luis says:

    looks like a bunch of bull balls.

  6. taminator013 says:

    The trouble with buying one of those huge baking potatoes is that they charge an arm and a leg for them. If I was really hungry for a lot of baked potato I’d just throw a couple extra ones on from the bag……….

  7. czechsix says:

    Honestly? My wife. sigh.

  8. Padawan says:

    I do. I don’t eat potatoes much and a bag of them will go bad before I can eat them all.

    • Heathen says:

      You’re not alone in this,I have the same problem at times.

      Sweet onions are almost as “perishable” in my home.

      • Chet says:

        There shouldn’t be anything such as “Sweet Onion”. Onions are supposed to be hot and strong. Fucking northeast wusses are demanding sweet onions. Pussies. Same thing with Jalapenos. It’s hard to find a good hot jalapeno these days because the NE pussies demanded wuss peppers.
        I have to raise my own garlic, onions and jalapeno peppers to have any flavor. Fucking North East assholes fucking up our food chain.

        • Wirecutter says:

          You’re going to have a hard time pushing that view past a bunch of born and bred southern folks that absolutely love their sweet vidalia onions.
          And originally being from California I never had any problems finding good jalapenos. If I wanted a little extra heat there were always habaneros, among many other types, to fall back on.

        • Heathen says:

          Look up Vidalia onions and see where they’re from.. smdh.

  9. John Eperjesi says:

    My 90 year old aunt. I’ve seen her go to a grocery store and buy 1 hot dog, 1 potato, 1 jalapeno pepper and 1 bun. She weighs all of about 85 lbs, the above probably makes two meals for her. and she doesn’t do it cause she’s poor.

  10. I do, when I don’t fucking want a bag that’s going to sit and rot in my kitchen.

  11. The old dried up Femi-skanks will. No need to buy more than one the cats won’t eat em.

  12. LFMayor says:

    You only need one, and it goes in the front of your speedo, not the back dammit.

    From an old joke

  13. Deb says:

    Don’t be making fun of us one-potato buyers. I only buy more than one if making mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving and Christmas, or if I am making a soup with potatoes in it. Other than that, it’s a baked potato/sweet potato for dinner maybe every other month with goat cheese and broccoli mixed in, or maybe beans, salsa and some pepper jack cheese.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Man, I eat the hell out of potatoes. I bet we go through a bag a week here.
      Must be the Irish in me.

      • Padawan says:

        I’m Irish. I don’t eat that many potatoes. I’m probably the only sober Irish person on the planet too.

    • rocketride says:

      My former work supervisor, who was a retired NYC policeman, used to mention a gay bar in the ‘Village’ (his old patrol area) called “One Potato”.

  14. Andrew says:

    Yes, when you want a really large potato.

    As to a bag going bad in your kitchen, folks, well, that’s the problem right there. The Bag. Which does nothing towards protecting the noble spud. Light and moisture kill spuds, making them either sprout, rot or both.

    I buy a 10lb bag of spuds from Wallyworld. Smell the bag first. If it smells like gak, or rotten spuds, try another bag.

    When you get home. dump them in a cardboard box, like one of those file boxes, and don’t cover the box up. Let the spuds dry for a day and then put on a lid, making sure there is airflow. I can keep Walmart spuds for over 2 months doing this. Covered cardboard box in my apartment kitchen.

    Even better is to do the same thing in your pantry, good airflow in a cardboard box away from light.

    When you do get a bad spud that taints the box, just replace the box and spuds and start over.

    Trust me, this works.

    • Heathen says:

      It’s worth a shot,though I’ve always used a wooden ‘tater bin to store them. Might need more airflow.

    • JeremyR says:

      Thanks for the info Andew.

      • Andrew says:

        Heathen has a point, Old school is a wooden potato bin. But cardboard works (because I’m a friggin tightwad and cardboard is free…) Airflow but not lightflow is the key.

        Glad to help.

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