Acetaria: A Discourse Of Sallets (1699) - John Evelyn "Potato. The ſmall green Fruit (when about the ſize of the Wild Cherry) being pickled, is an agreeable Sallet. But the Root being roaſted under the Embers, or otherwiſe, open'd with a Knife, the Pulp is butter'd in the Skin, of which it will take up a good Quantity, and is ſeaſoned with a little Salt and Pepper. Some eat them with Sugar together in the Skin, which has a pleaſant Crimpneſs. They are alſo ſtew'd and bak'd in Pyes, &c."Not to speak of boiled and mashed. Everything you might need to know about salads should you find yourself in the 17th century.