August 19: National Potato Day

Did you know there are more than 45 billion pounds of potatoes harvested each year? And think of all the delicious ways we love to enjoy them: baked, grilled, mashed, boiled or fried – there are so many ways to eat a potato! Potatoes have been a popular aspect of diets around the world for centuries.

When you buy potatoes, they should be well shaped, firm with a smooth skin and few shallow eyes. Pick ones with good color without any cuts or dark spots. Always store potatoes in a cool, dry place- a brown or perforated bag is the best idea for storage. Potatoes can last 3-5 weeks (or maybe longer) if stored correctly. Follow these steps and pick your favorite recipe, and you can enjoy the perfect potato anytime. My family’s favorite way (besides French fries) is a baked potato drizzled with veggies, cheese, salt and pepper.

Have fun cooking on National Potato Day!

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