Happy National Potato Day! What's your favorite way to make a potato? French fries? Twice baked? Good ol' reliable baked potato? Well a study from Zippia got date on all 50 states and how we all prefer out potatoes. Only problem was, Iowan's number one answer was...

Onion Rings

Um... What? There's no potato in an onion ring. Seriously, it's not even in the batter which usually consists of flour, an egg, oil and milk. How... why... ugh. There's so many great ways to turn potatoes into unhealthy goodness and our great state chose the wrong battered vegetable. Wait, is a potato a vegetable? SEE, I'm so confused now myself...

In terms what other states choose, all 49 other went with a REAL potato based food item. French fries destroyed all the other choices and come in #1 in 18 different states. Mashed potatoes are next with seven states. Meanwhile baked potato took the top spot in three U.S. states. Oddly, not a single state picked hash browns. That means more states (ours) chose onion rings over hash browns, an actual potato based food item.

I'm not knocking onion rings. They're always a good bar food pick. But they aren't potato based. I just don't get it!

See a map of all 50 states top potato picks here. For the record, my favorite potato dish is Tater Tots. Hey, at least I didn't say 'salad'...

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