Roasted Red Potatoes
So why is the red potato different? An article that was published in “Plant, Soil and Environment” in 2005, says that there are 3 x more antioxidants in the skin of a red potato compared with a white potato. To me, all potatoes are very nutritious and I believe it comes down to personal taste. Interestingly, however, one of the antioxidants found in the skin of a red potato is good at lowering cholesterol. Zinc and copper is also present.
We all love our roast potatoes don’t we? We inadvertently take away a lot of the nutritious value when we peel a potato. Personally whatever recipe I follow, I always try and keep the skins on. This again is down to personal choice. The video below shows you another great way of presenting your potatoes, this one is using red potatoes.
So how basic was that in our quest to look at appetising potato dishes? What we all tend to overlook sometimes is that simple is often times best. Our culinary skills should be honed by sometimes just coming back to basics. You will find the simple recipe absolutely delicious. The most important part to remember is that you actually overcook, to give you the beautifully fluffy interiors and crispy exterior.
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