We LOVE potatoes, and why not? At only 100 calories per spud, they’re an incredible source of vitamins and minerals (they even pack more vitamin C than tomatoes and oranges). These starchy veggies contain 60 different kinds of phytochemicals and vitamins in their skins and flesh, and sweet potatoes are even more nutritious.
One nice thing about potatoes is that they are really just a ‘base line’ for other flavors.
They can be prepared in many different ways and, depending on what is added, they offer a wide range of flavors and textures in the finished dish.
Here’s a list of the five most consumed potato dishes of the world.
1. Potato chips
A potato chip or crisp is a thin slice of potato that has been deep fried, baked, kettle-cooked, or popped until crunchy. Potato chips are commonly served as a snack side dish or appetizer. The basic chips are cooked and salted ; additional varieties are manufactured using various flavorings and ingredients including herbs, spices , cheeses and artificial additives .
2. French Fries
Thinly cut fried potatoes are sometimes called shoestring fries to distinguish them from the thicker-cut chips.
French fries are served hot, either soft or crispy, and are generally eaten as part of lunch or dinner or by themselves as a snack, and they commonly appear on the menus of fast food restaurants.
3. Mash Potatoes
Mashed potatoes can be served together with other dishes, or can be an ingredient of various other dishes, widely eaten along with meals all over the world.
4. Potato wedges
Potato wedges are wedges of potatoes, often large and unpeeled, that are either baked or fried. They are sold at diners and fast food restaurants.
5. Hash brown
Hash browns or hashed browns are a simple preparation in which potato are pan-fried after being shredded , diced or riced in the style of a Swiss Rosti some cultures, hash browns or hashed browns can refer to any of these preparations, while in others it may refer to one specific preparation. Hash browns are a staple breakfast food at diners in North America, where they are often fried on a large common cook top or grill.
So go prove your love for the spud by indulging in these delicious most famous potato dishes, also let us know what’s your favorite dish.