The humble potato is the backbone of British and Irish cooking and the versatility of the potato is unsurpassed. The potato can be boiled, steamed, mashed, roasted, fried and baked. You will find it in breads, soups, casseroles and stews. Who would ever envisage British fish and chips, without the chips?
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There are simple, classic potato recipes which show off the humble spud in all its glory. These recipes should never be changed or messed with, they are perfect the way they are.
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Wash, peel and slice a potato and pop it into a gratin or sit it on the top of a hearty stew. Another great way to cook with the potato.
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When is a pie not a pie, usually when it is topped with mashed potatoes, and British and Irish Food certainly has more than its fair share of those recipes. Here are a few of the favorites.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Bubble and Squeak is one of those wonderful British dishes which are easy to make and delicious to eat but are also so cheap as they are made with leftovers from a Sunday lunch. Any leftover vegetable can be used but potatoes are a must! Scotland and Ireland have their own version - Colcannon, Rumbledethumps.
Bubble and Squeaks
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