Monday, November 13, 2017

U.S Potato Christmas Garden Recipe

Potatoes!!! Whether baked, fried or mashed, potato is everyone's favourite comfort food. Not only delicious, it can help you feel full without overeating and filled with dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Fret not, potato fill you up, not out. Did you know one medium sized potato (148 gram) contains only 110 calories with no fat, sodium or cholesterol? It also provide 30% of your daily value of vitamin C and has more potassium than a banana. In fact, potatoes is a good food to add to a weight loss diet.  Not to mention, even if you overeat on them, it's unlikely your body will store the extra calories as fat.

 U.S Russet, Purple and Red potatoes.

 Besides fresh potatoes,there are many different varieties of U.S frozen potatoes such as lattice/basket weave cuts, IQF hash brown patties, loop/curly fries, frozen straight cut fries and tater drums. The U.S processors use state of the art technology to meet high industry standards, thus the finished product is instantly quick-frozen to lock in flavour and nutrients of fresh potatoes. No matter U.S fresh or frozen potatoes, it can be easily prepared under 30 minutes for a quick and healthy meal to fuel your body and brain throughout the day.

 U.S Potato Christmas Garden

This Christmas, why not take a break from turkey, and indulge in a healthy and delicious Christmas inspired potatoes spread. The different varieties and colours of the potatoes, make them the perfect healthy ingredients to awe your guests. Last two weeks, we were busy in the kitchen and got our creative juices flowing to create this crowd pleasing festive U.S Potato Christmas Garden. Trust me, it's not only pretty, but also delicious and healthy too, plus it's simple to make. Hehehe... Let me share with you the recipe.

Potato platter
Ingredients : 
400g of  mixed potatoes (russet, red and purple)
1 tbsp Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Method :
1) Clean and sliced the potatoes.
2) Form a circle with the sliced potatoes.
3) Season with salt and pepper and olive oil.
4) Bake at 200C for 15 minutes.

Potato salad
Ingredients : 
200g russet and purple potatoes  
1 tbsp sesame seed sauce (goma sauce)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1tsp salt
1/2 cup of pomegranate

Method :
1) Steam the potatoes for 10 minutes, peel off the skin and cut into cubes.
2) Mix sesame seed sauce, lemon juice and salt in a small bowl until well combined.
3) Pour the dressing over the potatoes, toss well and top with pomegranate.
Xmas Tree mashed potato
Ingredients : 
200g russet potatoes
3/4 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
Salt and pepper to taste
50g breadcrumbs
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley 

Method :
1) Add potatoes into a pot of salted water and boiled for 10 minutes or until the potatoes fall apart. 
2) Drain and return them to the saucepan, cover with a clean dishtowel for about 5 minutes.
3) Heat milk and butter, pour in the mixture and mash the potatoes until creamy. Stir in pepper and salt.
4) Let stand for 5 minutes and put the mashed potato into the Xmas tree mold to shape.
5) Meanwhile, mix well breadcrumbs and parsley.
6) Coat the Xmas tree mashed potatoes with breadcrumbs.
7) Bake at 220C for 10 minutes.
So simple right? If I can do it, so can you. Impress your guests with this beautiful wow-worthy U.S potatoes creation. From baked russet, red and purple potatoes slices, tangy and fruity pomegranate potato salad, to the pretty and tasty mashed potato Christmas trees, this is definitely a crowd pleasing festive potato garden for this festive season.
Last but not least, please show me some love and support by giving me a like HERE if you like my creation. Thanks and Merry Potato Christmas in advance! XOXO

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