Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables around.
With all the many ways they can be enjoyed, it's easy to include them in
every meal. Don't be afraid of potatoes, they are healthier than you think.
The bad rap they've gotten is truly based on the high fat ingredients we add to them and some of the cooking methods we use like deep frying,
that can make eating them unhealthy.
Potatoes are full of fibre when you include the skin, potassium, folate,
B6 and high in vitamin C. Eating them in our warming dishes during
the colder months are immune boosting as well.
It's one of the most inexpensive hearty vegetables that you can get!
Our veg baskets this week have Ontario red potatoes, we'll take them anytime :)
Here's a family recipe we'd like to share:
Authentic Swiss Rosti Potatoes
1.5 lbs of potatoes, skin on (boiled a day or two before making recipe)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp coconut or sunflower oil
Boil the potatoes until almost cooked and still firm, about
10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and cool down with some cold water to stop the cooking. Drain again and refrigerate for a day or two.
Grate the potatoes with the skin on. You can peel if you want to but it's an extra step and the skin contains nutrition as well.
A grater with large holes is easier, faster and makes a more
authentic Swiss Rösti.
Heat a fry pan and melt the coconut oil. Add grated potatoes to the fry pan, spread out and press down with a spoon or spatula to flatten being careful not to press too hard as you want to keep the grated
texture. Add salt. Cover and fry on low for 30 minutes.
Remove from the frying pan by covering with a dish or serving platter
and turning over. The Rösti will fall out onto the dish with the
beautiful, golden brown crusty side facing up.
Cut with a pizza wheel or knife and serve.