Recipes to Celebrate National Potato Day
National Potato Day is on August 19th, and we are celebrating by sharing delicious potato recipes from around the world!
Potatoes are a starchy root vegetable, with origins that date back to around 8000-5000 BC. Although they were originally domesticated in Peru and Bolivia, they have since become a food staple in countries around the world. Potatoes are not only delicious, but also quite nutritious, too. They offer a good source of Vitamin B6, dietary fiber, Potassium, and Vitamin C - and even have more Potassium than bananas!
This easy recipe from Taste of Home only takes about an hour to whip up. It has cheese, butter, and fresh herbs - everything that pairs perfectly with potatoes! This style is known as Hasselback, named after the Hasselbacken Restaurant in Sweden where it originated.
The Eating European blog shared this flavorful and authentic Greek potato recipe. They’re soft on the inside with slightly crispy edges, topped with lemon, garlic, and oregano. The best part? It tastes as good as it looks.
Give regular pancakes a rest and try out these traditional German-style pancakes from Allrecipes. These tasty cakes are crispy on the outside, and make for a savory dinner or breakfast. Top them with sour cream and serve with apple sauce or bratwursts on the side.
These Polish potato dumplings, known as Kopytka, are very popular in Southern Poland. This recipe from Crunchy Creamy Sweet is not only super easy to make, but also a great way to give leftover mashed potatoes a whole new life. Top them with garlic, onions, mushrooms, and bacon to add even more savory flavor.
This comforting spiced cauliflower and potato vegetarian dish is popular in Indian and Pakistani cuisines. It’s full of flavor and easily cooks in one pot, keeping you making it again and again.
Here we have a few tried-and-true recipes from Taylor! Two recipes that are "crispy outside, soft and fluffy inside, with creamy, stringy cheese." This first one is a "cheesy, garlicky, buttery, herby" roast that takes time but delivers a delicious reward.
This potato pancake will turn out delicious no matter how it looks when you're done making it because, as Taylor says, "potatoes are just... one of the best things on Earth!"
Happy National Potato Day! This delicious vegetable truly does deserve a day of its own. Let us know on Instagram at @toat.co how you decide to celebrate!