The Potato Potential

The Potato Potential
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Have you ever heard of anyone who dislikes potatoes! Potatoes are delicious, full of carbohydrates and can be used in a multitude of ways! They are also a part of nearly every cuisine in the world, cheap and available throughout the year.

Have you ever heard of anyone who dislikes potatoes! Potatoes are delicious, full of carbohydrates and can be used in a multitude of ways! They are also a part of nearly every cuisine in the world, cheap and available throughout the year.

Generally, the more the colour of your fruits and vegetables, the more better the nutritional value. But this is a total exception when it comes to potatoes! This tuber is nutrient-dense with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that prevent disease and benefit human health. Plus they are very easy to digest.

Many people tend to think that having potatoes will make them put on weight. It’s actually what they are teamed up with – the oil in the French fries/samosas, the cream in the mashed potatoes, the bread in the potato sandwich that is detrimental, not the poor potato!

So best is to steam or bake them (to retain maximum nutrition vis a vis boiling as the nutrients get into the water) and don’t peel the skin off, as that has the most nutrition!

The potato is also so versatile, and can be a part of your every meal! Check out this yummy, whole and healthy potato recipe…

Baked Potato Wedges

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes, thoroughly washed and chopped into required wedge shape
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1-2 tbsp dry mixed herbs like parsley, thyme, rosemary and cayenne, etc.
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  • Steam the potatoes till 90% done.
  • Whisk coconut milk with all herbs and salt.
  • Toss to coat the wedges thoroughly.
  • Bake on 180-200 C for 15-20 mins.
  • Then turn the slices over and bake another 5-10 mins
  • Serve hot with ketchup
  • Serves 6
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