Horror Movie Star: The Potato!!!

Oh, come on – haven’t you ever thrown up you hands and exclaimed: Oh, I NEVER eat potatoes! All those carbs! All that white starch! Horrors!  Take them away! 

Yes, potatoes have had bad press, and people run screaming from the room when they see them on the table. But potatoes are not evil. Really- they’re not! They have lots of nutrients (see below). They are easy to cook. They don’t have to be loaded with butter, sour cream, or cheese. Always wash them well. Cut off any green places (yes, it does contain a toxin, but generally not enough to hurt us. But why take chances?DSC_0012)

The CSA sack came with small collection of new potatoes – about egg-sized, and like most local produce, more flavorful than the same item from a grocery store. Roasted with olive oil and rosemary – yum !

Recipe: Roasted Potatoes. Wash potatoes well. Cut into approximately 1″ pieces – cubes, rectangles, triangles – be creative! Spray iwht olive oil  (a spritzer bottle that you can put real olive oil is best) and sprinkle with fresh rosemary, or toss in abowl with olive oil and rosemary. OR whatever other herbs you like. Dill is good, too. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake for 20 – 30 minutes at 350, turning once, until tender. One serving can be done easily in a microwave, too.

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