The humble potato is a simple yet mighty vegetable. So much can be done with the spud; mash it, fry it, but, whatever you do to it, the possibilities for a delicious dish are endless. With so much good food in Melbourne, you don't need to look for long to find potatoes in some of their best forms. So, without further ado, let's look at five of the best potato dishes in Melbourne.
1. Loaded - 8 Bit
If you're feeling hungry or have plenty of people to share with, then be sure to order the Loaded fries from 8 Bit. You can choose between fries or potato gems but, either way, they are loaded with delicious goodies such as chilli beef, bacon, cheese sauce, grilled onions, pickle relish, salsa, spring onions, and jalapenos. This dish is loaded with enough food to feed a small army and each bite is a flavour explosion. Whichever way you choose to have your potato base, they are totally delicious and definitely worth a try.
2. Veggie Delish - Burger Edge
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Everybody loves a good burger and, whether you're a vegetarian or just fancy a change from meat, the Veggie Delish burger served by the guys at Burger Edge makes a fantastic veggie option. Their veggie burger is made with a potato patty, topped with tasty cheese, lettuce, tomato, aioli, and hot chilli sauce for a tangy and yummy burger without the meat but with all of the flavour.
3. The Classic - Spudbar
There is no better lunch than the old reliable baked potato but let's kick it up a notch by covering the potato with so much food you can't even see it anymore! That's exactly what the guys at Spudbar have done with their spuds so try out 'The Classic' for a next-level baked potato. This one is loaded with melted garlic butter, cheese, corn, shredded cabbage, spring onions, sour cream, and, if you so desire, you can even add some bacon. It's a delicious way to enjoy a potato and really upgrade your lunch breaks.
4. Moussaka - Stalactites Restaurant
We all know that the Greeks make some fantastic foods and the Moussaka over at Stalactites Restaurant is no exception. This dish is made with baked layers of potatoes, eggplant, and beautifully spiced beef, which is topped with a deliciously creamy béchamel sauce for a smooth and tasty meal you'll definitely be coming back for.
5. Spicy Loaded Fries - Pickle
Okay, I know we have already mentioned loaded fries earlier but we couldn't very well miss out the Spicy Loaded Fries made over at Pickle. If you're feeling brave, then be sure to try out these fiery fries. These crispy fries are topped with melted cheese, spicy jalapenos, and smoked paprika. If you can handle the heat, then give them a whirl!
What these foods have shown us is that there is so much you can do to make a potato into something that is so much more! Get your hands on some of these perfect potato plates to see for yourself just how delicious they are.
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