Let’s talk potatoes.
As with a lot of the rumours and unfounded gossip that goes hand in hand with being in high school, word went around that if you wanted to stay slim potatoes were definitely in a food group that needed to be avoided, and so like most teenage girls would do, I avoided them.
Whilst I still think that eating copious amounts of anything isn’t good for you, with maturity and the right resources I have been able to do my own research and I’m now calling bull dust on that popular myth.
There’s a strong perception that Potatoes are a carbohydrate and not a vegetable – but potatoes are a vegetable with nutritious and healthy qualities. Potatoes have more potassium than bananas, more fibre than apples, zero fat and around 100 calories per potato. And let’s be totally honest, they are super cheap to cook with too!!
A few weeks back I took the kids on a trip to explore the Genuine Southern Forrest. We visited a free-range egg farm where we played with chooks and collected eggs. We explored a truffle plantation, went to a marron farm and picked and ate a variety of fruits straight off of the tree. But one of the highlights for the kids was getting dirty (filthy actually) digging up different variety’s of potatoes at Karri Country Gourmet Potatoes.
We’ve slowly been getting through the potatoes making many dishes from chips and mash to potato bake. Last week launched the campaign ‘Totatoes’ reminding consumers that potatoes aren’t just for Sunday’s. They’re for everyday of the week. So here I am jumping on board the ‘Totatoes’ train and sharing with you one of my all time favourite (and socially famous) recipes, my home made Potato Salad. How lucky are you! Hahaha.
1kg Salad Rose Potatoes cut into big cubes. I like mine quite chunky
6 rashers of bacon sliced and cooked to a crisp
5 dill cucumbers cubed (small)
2 spring onions sliced
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup whole egg mayonnaise
1/2 of a juiced lemon=
Dill, how ever much tickles your fancy
8 hard boiled free range eggs peeled and quartered
Salt and pepper
Boil the potatoes until just soft. They still need to be slightly firm so they don’t break apart when mixing all of the ingredients together.
Mix all of the other ingredients together in a seperate bowl leaving the eggs out.
Add the mixture to the warm potatoes. Warm potatoes love to soak up the dressing.
Carefully stir in the eggs at the end as the tend to break apart.
Garnish and tada!! My home made potato salad.
The best part for me about this dish?! The kids gobbled it up for dinner!
What are some of your favourite things to cook with potatoes?
For more fabulous potato recipes head to totadoes.com.au