Last night for supper we had: grilled barbecue ribs, pickled beans and corn, and baked arsh potatoes. It was all so good! We had worked outside all day-somehow working outdoors always makes food taste better even if it's just a peanut butter and jelly sandwich-I swear it tastes better.
I'm sure you all already know-but just in case-arsh potatoes are just regular white potatoes. The arsh part-was originally Irish-but morphed into arsh. The word arsh was/is typically used to differentiate between white potatoes and sweet potatoes.
In days gone by, many folks native to Appalachia used the term-and since I was raised in a house where they were called arsh potatoes-I still call them that today.
p.s. Arsh potatoes even make cakes better-if you don't believe me go here to see.