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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!

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May 11 – Eat What You Want Day

Today is Eat What You Want Day.
My research doesn’t show who created this day or who came up with it. I can only assume that there are so many people dieting that they need just one day of guilt free eating.

It’s not detrimental to cheat once in a while, you shouldn’t deprive yourself. Deprivation is the death of a diet. Making healthy choices while you’re on your diet. There is an abundance of information online that can help anyone who is willing to look.

Eating whatever you want one day out of the year isn’t going to make a big difference in your diet. Actually, if your plateauing it might be good to trick your body into thinking you’re not on your diet.

My new favorite indulgence snack is baked rutabaga chips. I’m not going to lie, they kind of taste like potato chips, but I season them to make up for the real potato chip flavor. The trick is to make sure they are sliced thin enough and they are baked on a sheet with airflow. I use a cooling rack over the top of a baking sheet, works great.

Enjoy today. Go overboard if you feel the need, but remember to get back on track tomorrow.

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National Chip and Dip Day

Another all-American snack, chip and dip. I love potato chips, a thin slice of potato deep fried to a crunchy crisp and seasoned just right. Can anyone pass up potato chips?

Chip are typically accompanied by a dip that should compliment the flavor of the chip. Dips can be sour cream based, cream cheese based or vegetable based, such as salsa.

To celebrate this day make some potato chips and dip. Trust me, making them yourself is worth the time. One piece of advise though, make sure to use Wesson oil. It seems to be the least greasy of all the oils I’ve tried. You’re in for a treat!!!

Your dip is next. I like guacamole with potato chips. I know it typically accompanies tortilla chips, but if you make the guacamole creamy rather than chunky it’s a perfect accompaniment.

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National Potato Chip Day

Potato chips are thin slices of potato that are deep fried or baked until crispy. 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips are eaten each year in the United States? So, it’s no surprise potato chips are the great American snack food.

Potato chips were created in Saratoga Springs in 1853 by an Irish chef named George Crum.


Chef Crum was so frustrated with a customer who kept sending back his fried potato’s complaining that they were too thick and soggy. So Chef, in defiance, decided to slice the potatoes so thin and fry them so they could not be eaten with a fork.

The customer was so please with the fried potato that Chef Crum added them to the menu.

Read how it all started.

To celebrate this day I decided to share my favorite recipe that includes potato chips. It’s addictive so be careful.

Potato Chip Crusted Chicken


1/2 cup crushed potato chips
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup French’s Fried Onions
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (cut in half -lengthwise)
egg whites from 2 eggs


In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the potato chips, parsley, salt, paprika, French’s Fired Onion’s and garlic powder. Brush chicken with egg white; add chicken to the crumb mixture and shake to coat. Place in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dish. For crispy chicken it’s best to place on a rack over a the baking dish. Place in oven at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.

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