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Friday, February 8, 2019

February is Potato Month

February is Potato Lover's month. The potato is considered by many to be their favorite type of produce. At any given time an estimated 10+% of the U.S. population is eating potatoes. Potatoes are the third top seller in the produce category as well. For years the potato has been considered frugal food that packs a punch. It is historically one of the least expensive sources of calories in the produce department.

Potatoes in many families have a permanent fixture on holiday tables, as well as nearly every meal. The versatility and the convenience of the potato makes it an all around ingredient. The vast varieties of potatoes allows the average consumer, foodies, home cooks and chefs to cook in a great variety of ways. Therefore it is up to the individual to help the potato reach its full potential.

Whether you prefer a starchy potato or a waxy variety they all have their best uses. The starchy potato is best for frying , baking and roasting while the waxy variety allows for more boiling and mashing, a great addition to soups, stews, casseroles and salads. Potatoes have  a grand amount of ways they can be prepared.

  • baking
  • mashing
  • frying
  • boiling
  • sauteing
  • roasting
  • pureeing
Potatoes are noted for their great taste, vesaility, convenience and nutrition. 

What is your favorite way to make potatoes??

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