Pass the Potatoes1 Mar 2012
The potato is long associated with Ireland, though originating in the Andes of South America. Today it remains a staple of the Irish diet and in most northern European diets too.
The humble potato is so versatile and tasty and can be cooked in so many different ways; boiled, baked, roasted, fried and eaten hot or cold.
A tip for storage, store in a cool place in a thick brown paper bag, as keeping the light away prevents that green tinge developing on the spuds.
Potato is great in soups; clam chowder and leek and potato soup being two favourites, as well as in many stews, Irish stew being one example.
More exotic versions include scalloped potato (see our recipe) and dauphinoise potatoes. Potatoes are a great energy source and they are probably the best source of complex carbohydrates in our diets.
THIS MONTH'S RECIPES: