Did you know that this is National Potato Day in Ireland? Bord Bia, in conjunction with the Irish Potato Federation and the Irish Farmer’s Association is encouraging people to celebrate National Potato Day.
Apparently 96.6% of all Irish households are buying potatoes in 2014 (1.6 million households).
Lorcan Bourke of Bord Bia commented in a press release that I received from Bord Bia:
We know that Irish people love the potato, and while many people continue to enjoy traditional potato based meals, we are seeing increased interest in more contemporary and adventurous ways of cooking potatoes using modern ingredients and internationally influenced recipes.
To learn more about the history of the potato you can visit the accompanying website at Potato.ie.
And to understand which variety of potato works for which situation you can see this guide.
Favourite Recipes For National Potato Day
So as it has been a while since I did a round up of receipes for our Cooking With The Kids series, here are some recipes you might enjoy for National Potato Day:
– Recipe for Batata Harra or Lebanese spiced potatoes
– Recipe for Mexican potatoes
– Recipe for parmesan, potato and thyme gratin
– and of course how could we leave out a recipe for classic roast potatoes.
If you are looking for a main recipe featuring the glorious potato then why not check out:
– This recipe for potato cheese and leek tortilla
– Or Donal Skehan’s recipe for green bean potato and pesto lasagne
And if you are a food business in Ireland, do let me know how you are celebrating National Potato Day.
Disclosure: I work with food businesses to build their visibility and online reputation and I have been supporting Bord Bia clients through workshops for their food and drink businesses. And if you are a food business you may be interested in my recent article about how to use Instagram to market your food business.