CSA Vegetable of the Week, June 13, 2016

Red Norland Potatoes

1281720178Potatoes-Red PotatoesPotatoes are considered to be a great source of carbohydrates. If cooked/ prepared properly, potatoes are a healthful food that contain an excellent source of potassium, vitamin B6, copper, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and vitamin C. It has all to do with how much resistant starch they contain. If you bake potatoes instead of broiling, you can save on the calories and possibly blood sugar spike due to the high levels of resistant starch. Not to mention, potatoes also contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. In fact, studies show that red potatoes may lower stress levels and can increase energy!

Recipe of the Week
Red Skinned Potato Salad
Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients:
2 pounds clean scrubbed potatoes
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
6 large eggs
2 cups mayonnaise
1 pound bacon
1 onion finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and set in the refrigerator to cool.

Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool peel, and chop.

Place Bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

Chop the cooled potatoes, leaving skin on. Add to a large bowl, along with the eggs, bacon, onion and celery. Add mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste. Chill for an hour before serving.

Sources:
Full recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/25155/red-skinned-potato-salad/

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