Well, hello, lover! And yes, I'm talking to this gorgeous skillet of Philly Cheeseteak Potato Nachos. Because if anything can get me to wax romantic, it would be these. Or any potatoes, really (remember the Skinny Texas Cheese Fries of yore? Still my fave).
While these potato nachos may not be the purtiest dish on the block, it more than makes up for its hot mess-ness with stellar tastiness. Let's not beat around the bush: potatoes in any way make me weak in the knees. So it might be shocking to hear that I didn't really embrace the potato until I married Warren.
Yes, white rice was my preferred white carb for nearly my entire life. Until Warren introduced me to his favorite bachelor meal: fried potatoes and eggs. It was (and is) simple and perfect.
Let's call those fried potatoes and eggs the gateway drug to Potato Paradise. Because after I ate them, white rice became a distant memory. We were on a mission to create the best homemade French fries (mission accomplished, thanks to the absolutely glorious Herbed Bistro Fries from last summer, which we typically make in 5 pound batches for backyard BBQs and are then inhaled in about .5 seconds).
I still regularly dream of the patatas bravas we had in Spain and ate by what seemed to be the truckload. I could swim in that bravas sauce and die a happy soul. Do you have a meal like that? Maybe it was the romance of Spain, those white sand beaches and crystalline waters, the swishing palms and flamenco music (can you tell I wish I were still in Cancun--or Spain, pretty much anywhere with a beach?).
But let's be real: it was probably just the potatoes. They were my everything.
I could literally go on for another 1,000 words about how potatoes changed my life but who has time for that? I'll leave that to me and my diary. This is all to say that you should saunter right on over to The Collaboreat for my very last (the tears!) Make post. Yes, these Philly Cheesesteak Potato Nachos are my Collaboreat swan song. I have loved exploring the vast and lovely world of food as the Make editor and am so excited to see how it grows this year!
P.S. If you have any interest in becoming The Collaboreat's next Make editor, get in touch with them!
I love potatoes so much I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to them.
Check out my Mr. Potato Head board for more deliciousness!
And in the meantime, here are some of my favorite potato recipes: