In the story on the South Dakota State Society in today’s Argus Leader, president Brad Mollet mentions that once a year the group has a gathering where they dine on food from Taco John’s.
Apparently South Dakotans are big fans of the fast-food chain, and Mollet says the closest one is in Ohio.
A Taco John’s in Pierre sends out supplies every year, and for an evening participants can enjoy the crunchy goodness that is the potato ole.
Several people have asked me how, exactly, that works. Does a frozen truck filled with potato oles pull up in front of the gathering, which has assembled a bunch of deep-fat fryers?
Not exactly, Mollet says.
While the Pierre restaurant does send out things like tortilla shells, most of the ingredients come in the form of spice packets, so the SDSS can add the seasoning to the meat.
They purchase a potato product similar to the ole, Mollet said, then cook them and add the spice.
Ole lovers, don’t try this at home, Mollet cautioned.
“It’s better to go buy them from the store,” he said.