Saturday, February 26, 2011

WHY DO PEOPLE THINK I’M GROSS? (Pt. 1 of an ongoing series)

Reason #1:
IS IT BECAUSE I LOVE MASHED POTATOES & KETCHUP?
Yep, I see how you Americans react when I squirt some tomato goodness on potato goodness. What I wanna know is why? I mean, Yahoo Answers states that 80% of men and women love, love, LOVE fries & ketchup. 
So what’s the big difference between the two? Saturated oil? Seriously, do you too think I’m barbaric (gross) for enjoying this meal? Tell me. I have thick skin (with a creamy center).

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33 comments:

  1. It's hard to think of a potato concoction that wouldn't taste good with ketchup.

    Personally, I like to dip my french fries in mustard.

    How do you feel about mustard on your mashed potatoes?

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  2. I don't think it's weird. What about Secret Sauce? Do you like that on your mashed potatoes as well?

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  3. I actually don't think it is weird. I know others that do it too. Besides, I like dipping my french fries in ranch.

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  4. I eat my shepherd's pie with ketchup....and well, there's mashed potatoes on that...so I guess I'm gross, too, eh?

    Of course, my all time fave is brown gravy on french fries. YUMMY. Add a little cheese, call it a sort of poutine, and I'm a happy camper.

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  5. I doubt it's the mashed potatoes, dear. Perhaps you should keep probing the answer to the question of why you are gross...

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  6. i hate ketchup...

    but your propensity seems to be ok with me...

    less my hatred of ketchup...

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  7. The ketchup/mashed potato combination is only considered gross when used as a sexual lubricant... and even then, not so much.

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  8. I'm too busy laughing at shady del knight to type now...I was going to write something sensible about how I really like this gourmet combination of 'pommes de terre puree a la sauce tomates' as the french would call it but it seems quite tame after your previous comment.

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  9. There is no difference. I'm with you on this one.

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  10. Is that hollandaise sauce I see on your mashed taters? And where can you buy fast-food mashed potatoes that come in a take-out box? We don't have that out here. Oh, and for the record, I don't think ketch&mashed is gross. - G

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  11. Well...I don´t think is gross at all...at least in my country is actually very normal...people puts ketchup in rice...now I hate ketchup haha I am part of that 20% of wierd people xD...but I don´t think you are wierd...hey I like my fries with mustard!...So I aint the one to judge haha

    Greetings
    Andy

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  12. um, jesse, aren't you yourself an american?

    i believe this means that if anyone disagrees with how you dress your mashed potatoes, you are entitled to shoot them in the face.

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  13. Maybe it is because the picture of the mashed potatoes looks like a hamster that's been stabbed a few dozen times! The fries look like they are laying on the beach with suntan lotion on.

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  14. oh honey you are my new BFF i to put ketchup on my mash potatoes it totally rocks

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  15. That doesn't look bad to me. I just never thought of it. The next time I'm trying that.

    Some people put mayonaise on their fries. I always put gravey on my fries...yummy.

    Thanks for the idea.

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  16. I actually don't like fries at all...I can only eat it if I have some ketchup with it. It's just so dry and unsatisfying. I rarely grab fries with a burger, but Onion rings...mmm

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  17. I don't know why it's wrong, but it's wrong. Just like eating french fries with brown gravy is wrong...
    Now I'm hungry!

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  18. I do that, sometimes with peas then I can make a volcano (that's already erupted).

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  19. haha my friend does that all the time! :P
    she blends ketchup with her mashed potatoes so it turns all orangey :P

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  20. I don't think that's gross at all lol Great stuff, glad I'm following!

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  21. My son likes mashed potatoes just like you do.

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  22. i dont think ketchup on potatoes is gross

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  23. I'm more of a sour cream and horseradish guy but I can learn to get along with ketchup on mashed potatoes. I don't judge.

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  24. Yikes. Let's deep fat fry the blob of potatoes, then I can go for it.

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  25. I used to eat ketchup on my mashed potatoes growing up. Potatoes & ketchup DO go hand in hand. If it's not really the norm, people seem to get all "Ew" on ya. I think I just acquired a taste for simpler mashed potatoes over the years, but I don't think there's anything gross about it.

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  26. Randomness that sparklesFebruary 27, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    I am so freaking glad someone else eats theirs this way! My parents wouldn't eat at the dinner table with me if we were having mashed potatoes!!! I had to have ketchup! Fucking AWESOME! There is no difference between fries or mased potatoes.. they are the same!

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  27. Haha, I could totally have an on going series like this. Potatoes and ketchup doesn't sound so bad (maybe a little backwoods, but that is all). I like frozen, unbaked french fries. Maybe those would be good with ketchup too. Great blog, so glad I had a chance to stop by!
    http://texagermanadian.blogspot.com/

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  28. I'll be honest in saying that I never CONSIDERED the combination but I can't think of anything notably appalling about it. Very interesting.

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  29. Ketchup is delicious on everything. I've eaten it on potato chips before.

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