Rosemary Potatoes

2012-12-13
Rosemary Potatoes
  • Servings : 2-3
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

I love potatoes, who doesn’t?

Unfortunately, of late, potatoes are  one of the first things that the ‘healthy’ diets cut out. But are they really as bad as they are made out to be?

Maybe it is now time to have a look at the humble spud’s much forgotten qualities.

1. A cooked new potato has only 26 calories

2.Its nutrient rich complex carbohydrates  can actually help you reduce binge-eating..  surprise, surprise..

3.They also provide the body with an essential source of fuel and energy, which you need even when dieting.

4. Being a rich carbohydrate source, they help  fuel all reactions in the body which you need for movement, thinking, digestion and cellular renewal.

5. Surprisingly rich in immune-boosting Vitamin C, a medium sized potato with the skin provides almost half of the recommended daily intake.

6.They are  also a rich source of Vitamin B, folate and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron.

To be honest, what really makes a potato unhealthy, is the way you cook it. So keep it simple, don’t fry it.

After all, the food that  Grandma ate and fed you, can’t be so unhealthy, can it?

Ingredients

  • New potatoes- 300 gm
  • Butter- 50 gm
  • Salt- to taste
  • Pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Rosemary dried- 1 tsp

Method

Boil new potatoes in salted water for 10 minutes. Boiling in salted water helps the potatoes gets some taste. Drain. New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and unlike their fully grown counterparts, they keep their shape once cooked and cut. So you can keep the skins on if you want.

Toss in 50g butter in a pan and add a  teaspoon of rosemary. Toss in the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Fry for 1-2 minutes and serve hot. They are sure to wow your family and friends. For a more healthy version, substitute the butter with 1 tbsp of olive oil.   Toss for a minute or two, and serve.

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