Saturday, July 03, 2010
Can enough be said for the satiety of eating a chubby potato?
Often times we leave the table not having a "full" sensation and then find ourselves eating again an hour later. I find the Potato a good source of that sensations gratifying feeling.
The Golden Russet potato has '100 calories per 5 ounces'. To me that's heaven because I love potatoes. Too many people have omitted these lovelies because of their fear of CARBS. Go read the label on the bag. It's lower than the other potatoes if that's your concern. The American Heart Association approves! :)
These are wonderful in potato salad (yes, without gobs of mayonnaise).
Amazing in Potato Pancakes for Breakfast (and OH so filling).
Baked with just a sprinkle of cheese and Powdered Ranch seasoning.
Need a miracle food? The Potato.
We are so deluged with food additives, commercials and false advertising every day. I've seen a large movement of Americans to go back into eating Unprocessed Food.
You may not like it RAW but you likely will like it natural and fresh cooked. I'm not preaching and I know every life style is different. Maybe you can find a fruit and vegetable vendor you like and trust the source of their produce. Shop there and skip the Mega-Marts (I have been lately).
I found a local butcher who gets the meat from Grass raised farm happy cows in Colorado. She's cool and has the best prices; Better than Mega-Marts.
The Veggie Lady has local produce she finds herself and buys in bulk then sells to us. (I'm good with that. I hate bugs and heat picking. Ugh...) The Veggies are nicer than the ones at youknowwhere and fresher.
I think this is good for our economy... Take back out money from other bulk suppliers and go back to "grass roots"...
OH crud.. I got off the potatoes! I wanted to share a nice way to have it.
Potato Pancake (yes low fat)
Peel a Russet Gold Potato about 6 ounces Yield 5 oz ( if you peel as lousy as I do).
Grate it up
Place it on a microwave safe dish and shape into a nice chubby pancake.
Nuke for 1 min - 30 seconds
While that is getting hot cooked in the microwave, you are getting a non-stick frying pan very hot and ready for the potato.
With just a RUB of oil on a paper towel coat the pan in the center where the pancake will cook. It's less than 4 or 5 drops and you rub most of that off. Or use your cooking spray but this tastes better to me.
Go get that hot cooked grated up potato that's been nuked nice and proper. Loosen it with a spatula and slide right off that plate onto the center of the hot frying pan. Salt now; if you use it. Let brown on that side then flip it over.
Drizzle a scant Teaspoon of corn oil in over the top. It will soak through to the cooking side and brown it also.
This is 150 calories (and better than any bowl of cold cereal I've ever eaten). I do usually add two scrambled Eggs and munch away... That's 281 calories for breakfast.
And I'm really satisfied and don't leave feeling... "Is that all there is my friend?"
OK.... I hope this helps someone out there.
Have a wonderful Independence day all!