A high intake of fruits and vegetables can benefit health and reduce the risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. One such vegetable which contains important nutrients, even when cooked and can benefit human health in various ways are potatoes!
Read below to find out FIVE healthy ways to eat your potatoes:
We all love French fries whether we admit it or not! The best way to keep the French fries crisp is to put them in a bowl of ice water and let them soak for about 20 minutes before frying. This helps remove starch to make them succulent and crisp.
Baked potatoes become a complete dinner with your favorite potato toppings. Cook large potatoes for an hour in the oven and serve with a variety of fixings from sour cream and chives to cheddar cheese and baked beans!
There’s just something completely satisfying about crisp, brown, buttery potatoes! But hash browns can easily go wrong so make sure you have properly shredded the potatoes and the butter is generously added before you cook.
Don’t try to flip all potatoes at once, it’s okay if it breaks down, wait patiently for the potatoes to go crispy and brown.
Cutlets: A traditional twist to potatoes
Potato cutlets are a multi-purpose dish that should be part of every home cook’s repertoire of recipes! Add in boiled peas in the filling to add colour and flavour and coat them in breadcrumbs to create a crisp and crunchy exterior. Serve hot on its own, or with a chutni or any sauce that suits your taste buds.
Mashed potatoes are popular and easy to make, but they tend to be bland. However, you can dress it up with seasonings like lemon juice or a drizzle of olive oil, as well as assorted fresh herbs like mint, basil, parsley and coriander.