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Monday, January 9, 2012

Hot Potato

Potatoes are everywhere and can do all sorts of neat tricks! You can use them as a stamp for art projects, to make electricity, or to play the game Hot Potato. Even better you can use potatoes in many healthy and delicious meals. Good thing the potato is this month’s featured produce!

Potato Oven Fries
4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into wedges
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, (optional)
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Preheat oven to 450°F.
Toss potato wedges with oil, salt and thyme (if using). Spread the wedges out on a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake until browned and tender, turning once, about 20 minutes total.

Per serving: 102 calories; 5 g fat ( 1 g sat , 4 g mono ); 0 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 291 mg sodium; 405 mg potassium.


Healthy Potato Soup Recipe
3/4 cup (1 medium) onion, chopped 4 1/2 cups potatoes, peeled, diced 1 Tablespoon margarine 3 Tablespoons flour 1 quart whole milk

1. Place onions and potatoes in sauce pan. Cover with water and bring to boil. Simmer until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain.
2. Melt margarine in saucepan. Add flour and stir until smooth. Heat to thicken.
3. Add onions and potatoes to milk mixture, and heat to serving temperature.
Makes 4 Servings, about 1 cup each, plus 4 servings for another meal

Calories 190Total fat 6 gramsSaturated fat 3 gramsCholesterol 17 milligramsSodium 325 milligrams


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