Photos by Hillary Ehlen
We here at Fargo Monthly like to think of ourselves as “foodies.” In the general sense of the word, we kind of are, considering we love Fargo food. However, we are missing an element that makes us true foodies. We lack the culinary sensibility to decipher if a coleslaw is made with fennel or cabbage. Nor can we obsess over the complexities of caramelized onions, our palates just cannot handle the workload.
Luckily, our good friend Eric Watson, Executive Chef and owner of Rustica Eatery and Mosaic Foods has those qualities. He can discern the ever-changing, always evolving world of food. So, we took him out into the Fargo dining scene, but a very specific scene. For seven days, we ate at seven different food trucks of varying culinary styles. From pizza to tacos to deli sandwiches, we had Eric try it all. Without further ado, hop in Eric’s food truck and travel with him on his food truck diet.
Day #5: Potato Brothers LLC.
Patrick and Tony Frost are Moorhead through and through. That is why they opened up their aptly named food truck Potato Brothers. “We wanted to open something that had a Moorhead spin on it but also had its own uniqueness in a way,” Tony said. “Patrick got a business degree and we thought a food truck would be a really cool thing to do in Moorhead.”
The most common question asked of the Frost brothers is “Why potatoes?” The answer is actually fairly simple. “There are just so many things you can do with potatoes,” Tony said. “They are one of the most versatile foods on the planet. It’s almost weird to us how no one has really done this in our area. It seems so simple.”
Thanks to that versatility, the Frost’s are always trying new and exciting recipes for their customers. Recently, they have started to make a potato gnocchi with microgreens as well as a sweet potato cheesecake. However, they also have potato classics like poutine fries and a classic tater tot hot dish. It seems as though that Potato Brothers has found the perfect balance of classic comfort food and fine potato dishes too.
“Out of all the places we have went, this is the most creative menu I have seen. Not to say the other places haven’t been that, but these guys are working with one core ingredient. It helps that potatoes are, in my opinion, the most versatile food around. That is where you get cool dishes like the gnocchi and sweet potato cheesecake. On top of that, it is all really good food. I just think it’s a really fun menu.”
Potato Brothers LLC.
119 5th Street S, Unit 1244, Moorhead
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