Potato facts and general information about potatoes.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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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.
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
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