Posts Tagged by Potatoes
|August 30, 2013||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Kids, Nutrition, Produce, Recipes|
Fresh From Florida Kids is a program designed to help parents lead their children into making healthy food choices. Beginning from the time infants first eat solids and continuing to adulthood, healthy eating doesn’t have to be difficult or mysterious. Check out the program website for delicious recipes and wellness tips. One of the helpful […] continue reading
|May 31, 2013||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Produce, Recipes|
As we wrap up our grilling mini-series, we wanted to pass on some side dish ideas to go with those great grilled items like burgers, hot dogs, chicken, ribs, and so much more. A favorite in any season is Scalloped Potatoes. Our recipe uses low-sodium broth and low-fat milk so you can feel a little […] continue reading
|June 27, 2011||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
Ahhh, the potato. It is one of my favorite foods. Mashed, baked, boiled, fried, roasted, hot, cold – all good. Did you know that potatoes grow in Florida? They do! The harvest season is January through July. They are mostly grown in the northeastern part of the state, although they can be grown throughout Florida. Florida […] continue reading
|January 13, 2011||Posted by admin under Cooking, Recipes|
With our busy schedules, it can seem overwhelming to get healthy, fresh meals on the table. Our Fresh from Florida Kids program can help take the trepidation out of preparing foods for everyone in the family, from babies to adults. I especially like the recipe section that breaks down meals by phase and if the […] continue reading
|December 22, 2009||Posted by admin under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
Florida has many varieties of potatoes, from russet to red creamer, and there is sure to be one to meet your needs. Potatoes grow in all parts of Florida but most are grown in the northwest part of the state. They are available from January through June, with peak months of March, April and May. […] continue reading
Florida has many varieties of potatoes, from russet to red creamer, and there is sure to be one to meet your needs. Potatoes grow in all parts of Florida but most are grown in the northwest part of the state. They are available from January through June, with peak months of March, April and May.
How to buy
Avoid potatoes that feel soft or spongy or have any discoloration, bruises or blemishes. Do not buy potatoes that are showing signs of sprouting.
Tips for storage
Light and humidity are the two main factors to stay away from when storing potatoes. Fresh whole potatoes should never be kept in the refrigerator or in a plastic bag. Only freeze potatoes after they are cooked.
Any green or sprouted areas of a potato need to be cut away and discarded. To keep potatoes from discoloring after they have been peeled or cut, place them in a bowl of cold water with a few drops of white vinegar. Always warm up your milk before adding it to mashed potatoes; cold milk will change the taste of the starch. Never overmix or overcook potatoes because they can quickly become sticky and too starchy. Cooking a potato in its skin will help it retain most of its nutrients.
Flavors well with
Bacon, horseradish, milk, sour cream, butter, dill, rosemary, sage
Here’s another great recipe from our Chef Justin. I’ve had it and trust me, it is good. And pretty healthy for you!
1 1/2 pounds Florida potatoes, evenly cut into bite-size peaces
1/2 bunch fresh Florida parsley, rinsed, dried and chopped fine
1 bunch green onion, rinsed, dried and sliced small
1/4 cup Florida honey
1/3 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Hot sauce to taste
5 slices bacon, cooked crispy, crumbled
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Add cut potatoes to a medium-sized pot of room temperature lightly salted water. Heat pot on medium-high until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook. While the potatoes are cooking, mix the vinegar, oil, honey, mustard and hot sauce in a small bowl. When the potatoes are almost all the way tender, drain them in a colander. At this point you can either cool the potatoes all the way down under running water or you can chose to serve them hot. In a large bowl, add bacon, parsley, green onions and honey mixture to the potatoes. Lightly mix all ingredients. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper. Serve warm or cold.