Before John Wayne bad mouths potatoes being so fattening and containing no useful nutrients without knowing what he’s talking about, he should do a Google on “potatoes nutrition”. Potatoes are full of essential vitamins and minerals, and their protein to carbohydrate ratio is about the same as rice. For some reason potatoes always get a bad name about being fattening, but from people that don’t bother to look up the facts. It’s the stuff that people put on potatoes that is the culprit – gravy, butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, etc. And if you French fry them or fry them in a pan, you at least quadruple the calories – same with potato chips.