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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.

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.

Easy Baked Potato Chips

Potato Wedges

  • Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Pepper
  • Sea Salt

potato wedges
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. 

Three Color Roasted Potatoes

Ingredientsmulti colored potatoes
  • 1 lb. tri-color Fingerling potatoes, washed and cut in half
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 T. fresh rosemary leaves, minced
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • 2 large white onion, cut into thin strips
1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside.
2. Add potatoes to a large bowl, along with olive oil, rosemary leaves, and garlic. Toss to combine and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
3. Spread potatoes onto prepared baking sheet and arrange in a single layer without overcrowding. Place in preheated oven and roast for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven and turn potatoes so they brown evenly. Return to oven and roast for another 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
4. While the potatoes are roasting, melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, until they turn deep brown, approximately 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
5. Remove from potatoes from oven and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add onions and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

More Potato Recipes

How to Make Mashed Potatoes
How to Make Twice Baked Potatoes
Potato Salad Recipe
Potato Soup Recipes
Potato Pancakes
Potato Skins
Spicy Potato Skins
Potato Gnocchi
Fanned Potatoes
Potato Nests

Kids Cooking Video: Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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