TATER TALKPosted: June 19, 2015
As most of my fans and readers are aware by now, I hail from Idaho–the
“Famous Potato” state. Our license plates, twice awarded “Plate of the Year” by the National Association of License Plate Collectors, read “Famous Potatoes”. As I recall there was a period of time when Idaho-uns decided this state motto was hokey and sought to change it to something more sophisticated and classy. They lost.
Sure, Maine grows fine potatoes but they have a silly motto: “Dirigo”, which is Latin for “I Direct”. What kind of motto is this? A dumb one, if you were to ask me. And no one did.
I am not trying to impress you, but my cousin Corrie’s grandfather—that would be my father’s sister’s father, invented the TATER TOT. I am serious. The man, Henry Chase, along with the Grigg brothers, came up with the idea to form potato scraps into small…
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