The Spud

yellow oval potato

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Tatty, spud, and pomme de terre,
Earth apple, Murphy, powder pear.
Waxy, mushy, fluffy, floury,
Worth a young bride’s marriage dowry.

A versatile veg the potato
Chip it, squash it, squeeze it,
Crush it, crunch it, crisp it,
Peel it, slice it
Bake it, boil it,
Smash it, mash it, bash it,
Beat it, peel it,
Ply it, fry it,
Baste it, taste it,
Boil it, Broil it,
Roast it, toast it,
Bake it, fake it.

So, grow it or buy it,
But above all do try it.
Earth’s floury plum
Solanum tuberosum