Stop The Hate, Solanum Tuberosum!!


I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again– we need to stop the hating on the potato! Freaking things have been domesticated for like 7,000 years, but now that people went and got fat from being sedentary lumps, society has labeled them “as evil as a bowl of sugar.”

Yes, there are a lot of starchy carbs in a potato and yes, those carbs will need to be burned, but I am remain unconvinced that a potato is like eating a bowl of sugar. Yeah, yeah, I am just am just some dumb goof with a blog, but there are plenty of other spud defenders out there. Check out this article on where you will see that the potato is just a wee bit more than a bowl of sugar (skip to the bottom line paragraph for the stats). There is also more spud info on the Primal eating blog and

So with the spud knowledge I picked up recently I happily cried out “Solanum tuberosum!! Solanum tuberosum!!” this morning as I dove into my pre-ride breakfast of Soiled Hash Browns & Peppers.

Soiled Hash Browns & Peppers


  • 1 diced big ass russet potato
  • 1.5 cups of diced red and green peppers
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • kosher salt, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and black pepper to tasted


  • Dice potato and peppers and add to a 9″ to 12″ skillet
  • Drizzle with olive oil and cook on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, adding spices and stirring often until done.


Calories 455
Total Fat 14.5g
Carbohydrates 74.4g
Dietary Fiber 10.7g
Protein 9.9g

I in no way advocate a steady diet of spuds, but when looking for some ride fuel I am fine with spuds and their carby, caloric, nutritional goodness. In any event, I guess I better go ride and get all that “evil” out of my system.


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