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    I Ranked Every Single Way There Is To Eat Potatoes, And I Reallyyy Want To Know If You Agree With Me

    This could get heated.

    Oprah is to bread as I am to potatoes. I. LOVE. POTATOES. Maybe not as much as this professor (who literally taught his entire class as a potato) but still — love 'em, I do.


    Reply to @chillyhang Po got back to me with the zoom recording of the full review session 😚🥔 @ryantball #accountant @#umich #potato #college

    ♬ original sound - Amelia Maraeh

    Here's the problem: though I'd describe the potato as (generally) a perfect vegetable, they tend to get a bad rap because they can be/are often impossibly boring. Painfully so, even. So what we have here is my definitive ranking of every way I could possibly think up to consume potatoes, and I'm genuinely curious to see if you'll agree with me.

    36. Home Fries

    cubed potatoes in a skillet with various seasonings

    35. Smashed Potatoes

    smashed potatoes in a white serving bowl

    34. Twice-Baked Potatoes

    twice baked potatoes on a serving plate with sliced tomatoes

    33. 15-Hour Potatoes

    32. Potato Salad

    potato salad with mayo in a glass serving bowl

    31. Hasselback Potatoes

    hasselback potatos served on a platter

    30. Baked Potatoes

    Baked potato with cheese, chives, and sour cream on a white plate

    29. Potato Wedges

    baked potato wedges in a serving bowl

    28. Volcano Potatoes

    potato wrapped in bacon with melting cheese

    27. Colcannon

    26. Roasted Potatoes

    roasted potatoes in a serving bowl

    25. Baked Potato Soup

    baked potato soup in a white bowl

    24. French Fries

    french fry dipped in ketchup

    23. Potato Skins

    potato skins with cheese and bacon in a cast iron skillet

    22. Mashed Potatoes

    mashed potatoes neatly served in a dish with parsley on top

    21. Potatoes Au Gratin

    close-up image of potatoes au gratin

    20. German Potato Salad

    german potato salad with fresh chives in a bowl

    19. Potato Chips

    potato chips in an opened bag

    18. Mashed Potato Waffle

    Mashed potato waffles on a wire rack.

    17. Fondant Potatoes

    Fondant potatoes in a cast iron skillet

    16. Roasted & Smashed Potatoes

    Smashed potatoes on a sheet pan

    15. McDonald's Hash Browns

    14. Tornado Potatoes

    thinly sliced tornado potatoes on a stick

    13. Potato Croquettes

    Potato croquettes on a serving platter

    12. Funeral Potatoes

    Funeral potato casserole in a casserole dish

    11. Pommes Aligot

    Cheesy potatoes being mixed and stretched with a wooden spoon

    10. Scalloped Potatoes

    Cheesy scalloped potatoes in a casserole dish

    9. Gnocchi

    homemade gnocchi, uncooked, on a wooden cutting board

    8. Potato Bread

    Sliced potato bread slathered in butter

    7. Tater Tots

    close up of crispy tater tots

    6. Patatas Bravas

    Patatas Bravas drizzled with sauce in a serving dish

    5. Latkes

    stacked potato latkes

    4. Waffle Fries

    Waffle fries

    3. Hash Browns

    hash browns on a plate with eggs and bacon

    2. Poutine

    Poutine in a serving tray

    And folks, you made it to the end. The ✨number one✨ way to eat a potato IS...

    1. Curly Fries

    single curly fry on a white background

    Calling all my potato people — do you agree with me? Do you disagree with me? Do you...entirely hate me? IDC, lemme know how you feel in the comments, and happy potato-eating.