Potatoes are root vegetables that grow in the ground. Potatoes can be white, yellow, red or even purple. There are a variety of potatoes including Russet, yellow, red, Yukon gold and German butterball.
Choose firm potatoes that have smooth skin. Avoid potatoes that are split, moldy, have sprouts growing, have a green color, have soft spots or have a bad smell.
Store potatoes in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated place. Use within 3-5 weeks.
Potatoes are a good source of potassium, which helps with muscle movements and keeps your heart healthy. They also contain Vitamin C, which helps heal cuts and wounds.
- Boil, bake, roast, microwave, fry, or grill potatoes
- Use potatoes in a casserole
- Thinly slice potatoes and bake in the oven to make homemade potato chips
- Make potato salad
- Shred potatoes to make hash browns
- Use potatoes to make a type of pasta called gnocchi
- Make mashed potatoes
- Bake a potato and top with various toppings
- Add to soups or stews
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