There are over 100 varieties of potatoes sold in the United States. Each of these varieties fit into one of seven potato type categories: russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingerling and petite. Create some fun family meals by exploring the different shapes and colors of potatoes. Start by making these fun green-mash potatoes.
More About Potatoes:
- There are just 159 calories in one medium potato.
- A medium baked potato with skin is low in sodium and high in vitamin C and
- Store potatoes in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place. Perforated plastic bags or paper bags are best for extending shelf-life.
- Temperatures lower than 50 degrees, such as in a refrigerator, cause a potato's starch to convert to sugar, resulting in a sweet taste and discoloration when cooked.
- 3 medium potatoes, scrubbed with a clean vegetable brush under cold running water
- ½ cup skim milk (divided)
- 1 garlic clove (peeled)
- ½ cup frozen peas
- 1 Tablespoon margarine
- Dash white pepper (optional)
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Wash hands with soap and water. Peel and dice potatoes.
- Simmer potatoes in a medium-sized pan on the stove for about 10 minutes or until soft when pierced with a fork.
- Cook peas in a microwave-safe bowl for about 1 minute or until cooked. Drain.
- Heat milk in a microwave-safe bowl about 1 minute until hot. Add garlic clove and let stand for 5 minutes.
- In a blender puree peas, 2 tablespoons milk, and garlic clove.
- Drain potatoes and begin to mash. Slowly add 6 tablespoons milk while mashing. Blend in the pureed peas and garlic, margarine and white pepper (optional) to the mashed potatoes.
- Place mashed potatoes in a serving dish. Lightly sprinkle salt on top of potatoes.
- Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
- Serving Size (1 cup):
- Calories 160
- Total Fat 3g
- Saturated Fat 0.5g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 130mg
- Total Carbohydrates 30g
- Fiber 3g
- Total Sugars 3g, includes 0g Added Sugars
- Protein 4g
- Vitamin D 0%
- Calcium 4%
- Iron 6%
- Potassium 10%
MyPlate Kitchen, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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