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Potato facts and general information about potatoes.





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Potatoes are Available:

Available all year

How Do Potatoes Grow:

Potatoes grow underground and are dug up in autumn time.

What to Look for When Buying Potatoes:

Choose potatoes that are firm, heavy and with no cuts or cracks. There are different varieties available to choose from including red potatoes, baking potatoes and Russet potatoes.

Potato Storage Tips:

Store in a cool dark and dry place.

How to Cook with Potatoes:

Peel and cut in cubes or slices. Boil, fry, bake as is for a baked potato. Make potato salad, mashed potatoes and side dishes. 

Potato Nutrition Facts:

Potatoes are a good source of carbohydrates. 1/2 cup potato, cooked is one serving. They are full of Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. Potatoes also have fiber in them.

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Potato Recipes: 

Baked Seasoned Fries

1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon basil
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
4 medium potatoes, cut in fries
Place potato fries on cookie sheet. Toss oil and seasonings together and toss over potato fries. Bake 425 for 15-20 minutes.


Potato Wedges

Potatoes
Olive Oil
Pepper
Sea Salt

Cut potatoes like apples slices, or wedges. Sprinkle salt and pepper, and generously brush with olive oil. Put pan on stove (preferably nonstick) and toss in all potato slices. Fry on high heat for approx. 5 minutes, or until reaching crisp golden color. Stir regularly to ensure all sides are fried evenly. Put on low heat and pour a small amount of olive oil. Turn off stove in 3 minutes. 


Potato Crisps

by Angela Rina Adukure, (Ghana, Accra)
Peel potato skin
Slice the inside carefully with a potato peeler
Fry it
Put salt on it

Kids Cooking Video: Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Potato Cooking Ideas

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you will need: 1 potato olive oil sprinkle with salt and pepper 1 egg 1 diced tomato and onion sour cream cheese First take a potato and polish …

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Kids can wrap potatoes in aluminum foil. Place potatoes in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Allow to cool. Kids can scrape flesh …

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8 baking potatoes, scrubbed well 4 tbsp butter, melted 2 tbsp hot sauce, optional 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp onion powder Preset the oven to 350 degrees …

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