Ireland’s love affair with the potato is as strong as ever, with Irish households set to work their way through an estimated 117 million packs of potatoes this year.
The great taste of one of the nation’s favourite foods will be celebrated this Friday (7th October) through National Potato Day, which highlights the versatility of the popular vegetable.
Research shows that the potato is still Ireland’s most popular main meal carb, in fact:
There are many factors that make the potato so popular – they are naturally fat, salt and gluten free, perfect for health-conscious people, but also truly international as they can be used in almost every type of cuisine. Despite this, ambassador chef Mark Moriarty thinks Irish people are still a bit conservative when it comes to cooking potatoes and urges us to try adding them to any Thai, Caribbean and Mexican dishes for a taste of something new.
Check out the quick, simple but adventurous recipes we have available on the www.potato.ie website for some dinner inspiration tonight and enjoy us in celebrating National Potato Day!
Make it Mexican with these awesome beef lettuce tacos and potato tortilla chips. Flavoured with spicy chilli powder and cool sour cream, these are perfect for any fiesta!
Giving a Jamaican twist on a classic potato cake recipe helps gives this recipe a bit of a kick for spice lovers!
Looking for an easy Spanish tortilla recipe? Perfect for a healthy lunch to take into work or with a salad at dinner.