It’s getting colder outside and nothing warms me up better than a warm potato. I feel like potatoes have a bit of a bad reputation (due to potato chips probably), but they are actually good for you! Wikipedia has a lot to say on the subject and actually uses sources, so if words like “4-O-caffeoylquinic acid” and “triglyceride” interests you, check that out.
Meanwhile, I will be in my kitchen chopping, cooking and geting my extra helping of carbs. Potatoes are great when creating a vegan meal with a non-vegan option because they can act as a side-dish or a half-dish. My favorite way to make them is possibly sliced thinly with garlic. It’s so simple, you really just chop up 4-5 cloves of garlic in small pieces (depending on how many potatoes you want to cook) and throw it over the potatoes with some olive oil.
Tonight my boyfriend found a recipe that suggested peeling all but the bottom of them, making several slices and then sprinkling them with paprika, it was delicious (and I love it when he cooks!).
Finally, if you cook them in an oven at 200 degrees celsius, like I do, you don’t have to peel (or wash) them, unless you really want to, because as the great Jacques Pepin once said, ““If bacteria could survive that oven, it deserves to kill me.”