Celebrate! September is National Potato Month!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 in For the Trail, Healthy Recipes | No Comments

Who better to celebrate National Potato Month than the “Original” Couch Potato! Since we are all about eating healthy and becoming more active couch potatoes, we especially want to celebrate one of the most edible, adaptable, and (without all the toppings) healthfully delicious foods – the potato!

Below is one of our favorite recipes – it’s low calorie and a winner on flavor! Feel free to comment with recipes you love!

Savory Potatoes

Who says it takes a lot of work to make potatoes that taste good? Try this potato recipe to enjoy a tasty, healthy spud.

Kitchen skills required: cutting things up and/or using a food processor. Measuring ingredients.

(Our Couch Potato really likes this recipe –)
Ingredients –
One potato per person (medium size) – use 2
1 cup of bouillon or 1 bouillon cube with 1 cup of water

1 small onion or 1 scallion (cut off root-like top, remove the skin of the onion) – chop up

Herbs – any you like, about ½ tsp each 1 or more – thyme, basil, tarragon are good

1 Tablespoon of olive or other monounsaturated oil

1 garlic clove – sliced – optional

Salt and pepper to taste.

1. Prep the potatoes by rinsing, removing any “eyes” with a knife point and slicing the potato the short way across, about 1/4” per slice – but don’t sweat it, just slice it.

2. Put the olive oil in a pan, heat slightly and add the onion or scallion (and garlic, if you’re using it) that you’ve chopped. If you don’t mind the clean up – you could put this in the food processor and give it a few seconds. Heat the onion and garlic for a minute, stirring it a bit so it doesn’t stick.

3. Add the potato and let it brown up a little for 2-3 minutes. (Medium heat is good.) Stir it around.

4. Add the bouillon and herbs to the potatoes and cover the pan. Cook for about 20 minutes on a low flame until when you stick a fork in it, the potato is soft.

5. Eat and enjoy.

Note: These quantities can be increased to make more. If you have more than two potatoes, you might want to add some additional bouillon as it is cooking.
You want to end with potato that is melt-in the mouth yummy and with its own “sauce” that is somewhat thick.
Calories: minimal – consider the above as good for two people and it is less than 200 calories per person. You could use a non-stick spray and shave another 100 calories off the total. Meanwhile – this tastes good!
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