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Potatoes Galore

posted Aug 20, 2015, 10:50 AM by Scott Kilpatrick   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 11:44 AM by Community Services ]

Microwave Roasted Potatoes



This week, the Moses Lake Food Bank collected nearly 6,000 pounds of potatoes from the Hutterite colony in Marlin, Washington.







Having all those potatoes, one question arises: what can you do with potatoes?  Well, you can mash them, boil them, bake them, and put them in soup.  The options are limitless.  For more potato recipes, go to this link (http://www.potatogoodness.com/real-moms-real-meals/52-mondays-potato-recipes-cookbook-for-families-released/) to download a cookbook on the many ways to use potatoes.

However, here is one recipe that you might be interested in (http://www.potatogoodness.com/recipes/microwave-roasted-potatoes/):  Microwave Roasted Potatoes

·         Yield: 4 servings; Ready Time: 15 minutes

·         Ingredients

o   4 medium russet, yellow-flesh or white potatoes or 6-8 small red potatoes

o   2 Tbsp Vegetable or olive oil

o   Salt and Black Pepper

o   Chopped parsley, rosemary or thyme (or other seasoning).

·         Preparation

o   Cut potatoes into cubes. 

o   Place in microwave-safe dish or a microwavable steamer bag. 

o   Drizzle potatoes with oil and season with salt and pepper.

o   Sprinkle with seasoning and toss to coat potatoes evenly.

o   Cover tightly withlid or plastic wrap.

o   Microwave on high for 10 minutes (cooking time may vary depending on your microwave) or until potatoes are done. 

o   Use oven mitts or tongs to remove from microwave.

o   Remove plastic wrap carefully to prevent burns from steam.

The recipe is simple in style because you can use a microwave and just season it with whatever seasonings you have around the house and satisfies either an individual or a whole family.

There are health benefits to eating potatoes.  It is a near complete food in that it provides 45% of an individual’s Vitamin C requirements, 3 grams of protein, more potassium than a banana and other vitamins and minerals.  In fact, the aforementioned recipe has 235 calories, 7 grams of fat, 306 milligrams of sodium, 3 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein.  The head of the Washington State Potato Commission in 2010 ate 20 potatoes a day for 60 days to demonstrate this fact.  As a result, he had increased energy, slept well and no other side effects.  For more information, check out this link (http://www.potatoes.com/) to learn more.

The Moses Lake Food Bank seeks to alleviate hunger in our community by providing assistance that is simple in style and exemplifies the spirit of providing for one’s neighbor…  We hope you consider that when you either join us at our gleaning events or when you donate food or money.  Please keep continuing to support us and our mission to provide healthy food for our patrons.