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Friday, March 11, 2011

All About Potatoes

Crispy Potato Skins with Sour Cream and Sweet ...Image via Wikipedia
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw


      Potato is a name derived from the native American-Indian word "patata."
      Here are some interesting facts about the potato:

  • excellent source of complex carbohydrates which release energy slowly, keeping the blood sugar level steadier and longer
  • high in fiber, thus adding the digestive system to absorb water and making one fully satisfied and less hungry
  • high in Vitamin C and potassium
  • great source of vitamin B6
  • free from fat, cholesterol, and saturate fat
       Tips for Preparing Potatoes
  • Wash potatoes thoroughly.
  • Bring water to a boil before adding potatoes to shorten the cooking time, thus preserving the vitamin C.
  • Boil potatoes with skin to preserve the nutrients.
  • Limit the fat and saturate fat contents used in potato-based diseases.
  • Use olive oil in dressing for potato salad.
  • Top baked potatoes with fat-free sour cream and lowfat cheeses.
  • Adjust recipe to eliminate or limit the use of butter stick, margarine, and cream.

POTATO LOGS

You will need:

1      kilo potatoes
1/2   kilo ground gluten
1/2   cup flour
2      pieces eggs
1      cup bread crumbs
        Garlic
        Onion
        Vg seasoning
        Soy sauce
        Oil

Here's how:

1. Wash potatoes thoroughly.
2. Boil them with skin on.
3. Remove skin and mash potatoes.
4. Saute gluten in garlic and onion.
5. Add Vg seasoning and soy sauce. Set aside.
6. Scoop about 1/2 cup mashed potatoes and flatten it.
7. Put some gluten in center and form into logs.
8. Roll on flour.
9. Dip in egg white before rolling on bread crumbs.
    Do the same with the rest of ingredients.
10. Deep fry in hot oil.
11. Serve with mushroom gravy as side dish.

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