So I'm watching some video game stream right now, and someone in chat posited that the worst form of potatoes is tater tots. My gut response is no, wth, tater tots are great. I love tater tots. They're an excellent way to eat potatoes. But now I've gotten to thinking.... what if that stranger on the internet is right? Here is a brief list of potato formats I have considered (not counting raw potatoes, just prepared ones): French fries (all cuts) Mashed potatoes Baked potatoes Potato skins Stuffed potatoes Potato salad Scalloped potatoes Hashbrowns Stewed potatoes Potato chips Etc. For the purpose of argument, I'm imagining each form in its most perfect, delicious presentation. I.e. not gonna compare perfectly seasoned, crispy, fresh tater tots to soggy, plain, room temp French fries or the potato salad Tammy brought to church functions. Let me say that I HATE potato salad. I refuse to touch it. But, conceptually, objectively comparing a perfect potato salad to a perfect tater tot...There's no way I could ethically choose the tot. Potato salad in its purest form has to be the superior dish. What are your thoughts? What is the worst way you can cook a potato (conceptually speaking, obviously you can cook it ANY way and have it turn out nasty if you really want)? I love tater tots and you can pry them from my cold dead hands, but I have to admit there are many better ways to prep a tato. Argue about potatoes and your dietary preferences below!