Kids Cooking Potatoes


Ancient Inca kids were eating potatoes thousands of years ago. Potatoes are a good source of healthy carbohydrates, potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Kids can choose organic potatoes because the skins are good to eat, rich with nutritional value and without harmful chemicals. Potatoes should not be washed before storing or stored in plastic as moisture causes them to turn black and spoil. Potatoes can be stored in the vegetable bin. Kid Chefs can preheat the oven to 425 degrees, scrub large brown organic baking potatoes, rub the skin with olive oil, and prick them with a fork in a few places and bake about an hour. Baked potatoes can be topped with salsa, broccoli and cheese, butter and herbs, or mushrooms and gravy. Organic red potatoes are rich in vitamins and minerals. They can be eaten mashed with their thin skins on as they result in a creamy consistency. They are also delicious steamed with veggies or roasted in the oven with red peppers and onions. Potatoes are the world’s favorite vegetable. French fried potatoes are the most popular but not the healthiest as fried food is hard on the digestion. Parents can use the traditional method by frying organic baking potatoes with or without their skins twice in fresh oil or clarified butter, maintaining a constant high temperature in a deep-fat fryer. Or kids can roast them in the oven with a little organic extra virgin olive oil and spices, for about 45 minutes, turning them every 15 minutes until tender and golden brown.

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