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National Potato Month


National Potato Month

National Potato Month is about enjoying potatoes prepared in many ways: skin-on or peeled, whole or cut up, with seasonings or without.

The only requirement involves cooking to break down the starch. Although potatoes are one of the great things on Earth using the correct potato for your dish is important. Most potato dishes are served hot, but some are first cooked then served cold, notably potato salad and potato chips/crisps.

Potatoes are one of my favorite things so as I’ve been doing with National Breakfast Month, I will be posting a potato recipe daily until the end of the month.

Potatoes are often a meal-time staple, and if you’re looking for an easy side dish for your next “meat-and-potatoes” meal, check out this garlic roasted potatoes recipe from the “Barefoot Contessa,” Ina Garten.

Garlic Roasted Potatoes (adapted from

• 3 pounds small red or white potatoes
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 1 -1/2 teaspoons salt
• 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 2 tablespoons minced garlic (approximately six cloves)
• 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Preheat the oven to 400-degrees F.

Combine olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic in a bowl. Cut potatoes in half or in quarters and place in the olive oil mixture; toss until the potatoes are well coated. Transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet and spread out into one even layer. Roast in the oven for 45 to 60 minutes, flipping twice during cooking to ensure even browning, baking until browned and crisp.

Remove the potatoes from the baking sheet, toss with parsley, season to taste, and serve hot.

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August 19 – National Potato Day


Today is National Potato Day

Potatoes have been a popular part of diets around the world for centuries. They are an inexpensive and versatile veggie.

Did you know that more than 45 billion pounds of potatoes are harvested in the U.S. each year?
They are used to make a variety of different potato dishes. Potato salad and a baked potato are at the top of the list. My favorite is a good bowl of hot potato soup, but only if the weather is cold.

Potatoes are not only tasty—they’re good for you! Potatoes are loaded with vitamins and minerals. They contain high levels of important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, and iron.

Today, enjoy potatoes prepared your favorite way to celebrate National Potato Day!

The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook (Non) [Paperback]
by: Robin Robertson

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