Behold the humble potato. So many varieties, so many uses, and Walt Disney World is finally on board with some great menu selections. While the Canadian Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase has been on board for years, it’s taken Disney a little longer to get some great new dishes created around the beloved tuber.
We all know that you can get fries at pretty much any Disney restaurant. Every sandwich, burger, kid’s meal comes with fries. BORING! Bring on the good stuff! My quest for the different offerings began when the menu for Woody’s Lunchbox was released and my eyes immediately went to the totchos. TOTCHOS?!?! What exactly are totchos you ask? It’s a bowl of deliciousness that includes potato barrels (tots) topped with beef & bean chili, melty queso, tomatoes, corn chips, sour cream, and chopped green onions. Yum! So what else is Disney hiding from me? The search began!
Not only does Woody’s Lunchbox have totchos, they also offer a breakfast bowl with these little potato pillows of delight. The breakfast bowl is potato barrels smothered in smoked brisket country gravy, scrambled eggs, and chopped green onion. Pardon me while I grab a napkin. Now, imagine my surprise when I discovered that The Friar’s Nook at Magic Kingdom is dedicated to such concoctions! They offer 3 different versions that include Loaded Buffalo Chicken, Loaded Greek, and Loaded Fiesta tots. The base of all 3 starts with crispy tater tots and then topped with your choice: Buffalo is topped with buffalo chicken, bleu cheese crumbles, chopped celery, and a garlic ranch dressing. Greek is topped with tomatoes, onions, banana peppers, olives, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauce. Loaded is loaded with ground beef chili, peppers, jalapenos, tomatoes, and queso. Life is now complete!
But wait! There’s more! Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at The Landing at Disney Springs offers Sankara Stones & Barrels, which are crispy potato barrels topped with fried, spice-encrusted cheese curds. Café Rix or Rix Sports Bar & Grill located at Coronado Springs Resort have a different base but the same concept in their menu item called watchos, or waffle fries loaded with queso Blanco, bacon, and scallions.
Of course, I still have love for the fry (which we’ll discuss next), but I’m really excited to try these! Which one are you most looking forward to or already love? Let us know in the comments!