by Siphiwe Ndlovu
3 minute read
Have you ever been so hungry and you discover the only thing you have in your kitchen are potatoes.
It may be quite distressing but let me enlighten you, the potato is the fifth most important crop worldwide, imagine that.
Potatoes are versatile and very healthy. You can fight cancer, control diabetes and get stronger bones by eating this “boring” starch.
The potato is not at all boring there are over 3000 recipes for potatoes and most importantly they are all quite affordable and delicious.
I will just show u a few of those recipes. The many others you can find at allrecipes.com.
1. Potato Fritters
My first go to potato recipe is Potato Fritters.
Now these are absolutely mouth wateringly delicious. What do u need for these well; 1 big potato, 1 onion finely chopped, 1 level tablespoon flour preferable self-raising if not add a 1 level teaspoon of baking powder,1 teaspoon salt, pinch of pepper and half an egg beaten.
Now you got the ingredients, this is how you go about it.
- Peel and grate your potatoes into a bowl, mix in your bitten egg and then your seasoning.
- Sieve in your flour into the mixture and then mix, scoop spoonful’s into a pan and then dip fat fry until golden brown. You can now enjoy as part of your breakfast lunch or even supper.
2. Mashed Potatoes.
My second recipe is Mashed Potatoes.
Boil your unpeeled potatoes. When your potatoes are soft you can now peel them with your hands, put them in cold water makes peeling them easier.
After they are all peeled mash them use a masher or cut them up and use a fork till they are soft not lumpy add milk or butter or both it will make them soft and even more mouth watering. Serve with gravy and meat.
3. Shepherd’s Pie
You can even make use of your mashed potatoes for your Shepherd’s Pie which is a layer of mashed potatoes a layer of mince a layer of mixed vegetables a layer of mashed potatoes and then sprinkle cheese on top all in a baking tray. Then you bake grill until cheese melts and it becomes golden brown.
Have you ever cooked too many potatoes and had some leftover. Cold potatoes from the fridge what to do with them?
Well I have two words Sauté Potatoes. They will change your life tease your palate and open a world of undiscovered flavour to you.
4. Sauté Potatoes
How to make them? Well that’s easy peasy.
Cut your boiled potatoes into rings. Heat about 50g margarine in a frying pan add your potato rings until heated through and lightly browned on both sides.
Now I could go on forever so what you just do type potato recipes on your internet search engine and trust me you will see an endless list of the most amazingly delicious recipes you can do with just a potato.