You say Potato, I say Potahto…. Let’s just agree that however you say it, potatoes rock!
They are so darn versatile and go with any meal throughout the day. Morning hash browns, fried up nice and crispy of course, homemade fries at lunch (or the accidental trip through the Chic-fil-a drive through), baked or mashed for dinner… the list is endless, but one thing is for sure, Americans loves potatoes! Did you know that the average American consumes 110# of potatoes per year and Europeans consume twice as many!
While some people avoid nightshades (not exactly on the top ten list for autoimmune or inflammatory issues) AND we should by no means consume heaping bowls of rich and creamy, buttery mashed potatoes daily, they do have some redeeming qualities nutrition wise. Potatoes are sodium free. A medium potato contains 45% of your daily recommended Vitamin C making them a valuable antioxidant. They have more potassium than bananas and have 3g of fiber. Now, let’s be real here… if you are like me and roll your potato in sea salt, pepper & olive oil before you bake it then slather on organic butter and sour-cream, grated raw cheese and some uncured bacon bits on top I wouldn’t exactly call it a low-calorie or healthy food when it’s all said and done…but by golly it tastes soooo good!
side note: I hope you aren’t made at me for telling you that you can’t eat mashed potatoes every day.
Anyhow… we don’t eat them too often in this house, but when we do, my Rosemary Potato recipe is my go to. The ingredients are simple, making it a snap to throw together and they are always a hit with company.
I love this recipe to go alongside a nice pork roast, steaks, baked chicken, etc but I think I love them even more reheated in the morning with a fresh egg over the top, chopped up spinach and a sprinkle of raw cheese!
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How do you like your tators cooked?