Sunday, May 13, 2012

Potato Packet

Whether mashed, baked , grilled or roasted, people often consider potatoes as comfort food. It is an important food staple and the number one vegetable crop in the world. Potatoes are available year round as they are harvested somewhere every month of the year. 

Potatoes are a very popular food source. Unfortunately, most people eat potatoes in the form of greasy French fries or potato chips, and even baked potatoes are typically loaded down with fats such as butter, sour cream, melted cheese and bacon bits. Such treatment can make even baked potatoes a potential contributor to a heart attack. But take away the extra fat and deep frying, and a baked potato is an exceptionally healthful low calorie, high fiber food that offers significant protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Our food ranking system qualified potatoes as a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber.

Potatoes also contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. Among these important health promoting compounds are carotenoids, flavonoids, and caffeic acid, as well as unique tuber storage proteins, such as patatin, which exhibit activity against free radicals.

Serve in the tin foil. Easy clean up!

Potato Packet
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2 large potatoes, diced
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
2 sheets heavy duty aluminum foil (18x13 inches)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In large bowl, combine potatoes, seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and Parmesan cheese. Divide potatoes and transfer to greased heavy duty foil. Dot with butter. Fold foil around potatoes and seal tightly, place on sheet pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes. Enjoy!

Note: You may also grill these potatoes.

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  1. when i lived in London I ate aLOT OF Potato Packet

  2. This is a fantastic way to prepare potatoes! A definite must try. :)

  3. Ever since I saw this method on the Pioneer Woman's site, I make it all the time! The potatoes get so tender and a little caramelized. I like your touch of parmesan cheese.

  4. This looks like a delicious and healthier way to serve potatoes, nice!

  5. Although I am not into eating potatoes because of my recently diagnosed cholesterol, my kids love potatoes in any form. This is such a different way of cooking potatoes. This method of cooking is really so good! Shall try definitely.

  6. This is one of my favorite things to throw on my BBQ!

    1. Ooh yes, you're right. It's amazing on the bbq! Once I made this right in a campfire. The foil got charred, obviously, but the potatoes tasted sooo good. :)

  7. Sounds like a fantastic way to prepare the potatoes. I'll have to give it a try for sure.

  8. Simple and tasty...there is nothing better!! :)

  9. I agree with all comments above - a great way to cook/serve potatoes! I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks, Allen.

  10. What a fabulous recipe, this looks absolutely delicious!! :)

  11. Mmmmmmm....these look marvelous! We like to throw potato packets on the grill in the summer :)

  12. What a great idea. You could add rosemary and sage too.

  13. Yum what a great way to make potatoes!!!


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