It’s National Potato Day in Ireland – a day for celebrating the nutritious staple crop of our ancestors and beloved accompaniment to any home cooked meal.

But is the almighty spud really all that and a bag of potato chips? Here are the top ten cases against it.

1. Too filling

Please don't make me eat all of them

Please don't make me eat all of them

2. Annoying to peel

There has to be an easier way

3. French fries – the bane of dieters everywhere

Yes! I am on the french fry diet - thank you for asking

Yes! I am on the french fry diet - thank you for asking


4. Irish potato snobs

It's pronounced PO-TAY-TOE, you understand?

5. Potato blight – rare but devastating

Potato crop with late stages of phytophthora infestans blight

Potato crop with late stages of phytophthora infestans blight


6. The green ones are poisonous

Symptoms of potato plant poisoning include delirium, fever, hallucinations, headache, nausea, shock and loss of sensation

Symptoms of potato plant poisoning include delirium, fever, hallucinations, headache, nausea, shock and loss of sensation


7. They're terrifying when they sprout

Positively demonic

Positively demonic


 

8. Potato bread

Seriously, what is the point?

Seriously, what is the point?


9. Not nearly as entertaining as Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head is 62 years old. He used to smoke a pipe but quit in 1987 - truth

Mr. Potato Head is 62 years old. He used to smoke a pipe but quit in 1987 - truth


But who are we kidding, they’re delicious! How could you not love potatoes?

They're the only food that loves us just as much as we love it

They're the only food that loves us just as much as we love it


Check out the top ten Irish potato recipes with a twist or tell us your favorite potato dishes in the comment section. 

 

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