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February is PEI Potato Lovers Month!

Feb 12, 2015

Did you know that February is PEI Potato Lovers Month in Canada? Potatoes are the most consumed vegetable in Canada, and it’s about time we celebrate them! Potatoes are high in potassium, and are a heart healthy choice when consumed in moderation.

PEI Potatoes are available in grocery stores across Canada and are incredibly versatile, making them easy to include in some of your meals!  Potatoes are available in a broad range of colours and sizes, and should be selected based on what you want to cook.  So how do you select the right potato for you? The most important thing is knowing the starch level of the potato, as it determines how it will react to baking, roasting, or mashing. Check out our post from November to learn which potatoes are best for which dishes.

PEI Potato and Leek SoupPotatoLeekSoup

3 large      PEI Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled & large dice
2 tbsp        Olive Oil or Butter
2 cups        Leeks, washed and chopped
2 each        Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 medium    Onion, chopped
1 tbsp          Summer Savory, dried
¼ cup          All Purpose Flour
5 cups         Chicken Stock, Vegetable Stock or Water
½ tbsp         Fresh Thyme, removed from stems
1 cup            Milk
to taste       Salt &  Pepper

Click here to view the full recipe.

PEI Red-Skin Potato Kebabs

 6                 PEI Red-Skin Potatoes, quartered
½ cup          Olive Oil
¼ cup          Fresh Basil or Rosemary, chopped
1 large          Yellow Pepper, cut into 1” pieces
1 each           Red Onion, cut into 1” pieces
to taste        Salt & Pepper
8 each          Wooden Skewers

Click here to view the full recipe.

PEI Potato Latkes

2 large         PEI Russet Potatoes
½ each         Onion, small dice
1 tbsp           Fresh Thyme, chopped
2 each          Eggs
2 tbsp           Vegetable Oil

Click here to view the full recipe.PotatoLatkas

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