A cute baby potato recipe makes a wonderful addition to any meal. They don’t take much preparation and have tons of essential vitamins and minerals. Many cultures around the world still consider the potato a staple in their diet. No matter what type of potatoes you prefer, all of them have nutritional benefits.
If you’ve been trying to cut down on fatty foods, consider potatoes your best friend. They have almost no fat and a decent amount of protein and carbohydrates. They also are a good source of Vitamin C and B6, as well as potassium.
Five Healthful Benefits of Eating Baby Potato
Potatoes have many health benefits, notably:
- Containing tons of antioxidants. Antioxidants help to reduce free radicals in the body, which can increase cancer risk. A study showed that the antioxidants in potatoes might slow the growth of liver and colon cancer cells.
- Improving blood sugar. Potatoes contain a type of starch known as resistant starch, which doesn’t get broken down in the body. Instead, it goes to the large intestine, where it feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Because it stays in the body longer, it’s more efficient at removing excess blood sugar. Therefore, it reduces insulin resistance.
- Boosting digestive health. Resistant starch from potatoes mostly gets converted to the short-chain fatty acid butyrate. Studies have shown that this compound can lower inflammation in the large intestine and improve gut bacteria.
- Serving as a gluten-free option for people with celiac disease. Because potatoes have no gluten, they make the perfect food for anyone on a gluten-free diet.
- Promoting fullness. Finally, since potatoes contain a moderate amount of calories, 161 for a medium baked potato, they’re quite filling. They have a certain protein called potato proteinase inhibitor 2 (PI2), which triggers the release of cholecystokinin (CCK). This hormone helps curb appetite and increase feelings of fullness.
Now that you know how healthy baby potatoes are, we’ll show you a few ways to enjoy them.
Here are 3 savory, easy baby potato recipes
Are you ready to start making these delicious taters?
You need these supplies:
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Small bowl to mix ingredients
- Potato masher
- Cutting board
- Small ice cream scoop
- Piping bag
- Large pot
- Large skillet
- Pastry brush
If you don’t like eggs, you’ll love this spin on deviled eggs using potatoes. It’s effortless to make and tastes delicious!
- 12-14 medium-sized potatoes
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp milk
How to make:
- Get out the cutting board and cut all the potatoes in half. Next, lay them on a baking sheet lined in parchment paper, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Roast at 350 degrees F for 45 min (or until soft).
- Now, use your scoop to remove the insides of the potatoes, so just the skin is left. Scoop out the potatoes into the small bowl.
- Next, sprinkle more salt and pepper on top, and add in the paprika. Next, mix in the garlic powder, dried thyme, and basil, tahini, and milk.
- Use a potato masher to mash up the ingredients until fully combined.
- Scoop the mixture into a piping bag, and fill in the potato skins. Sprinkle scallions on top, and enjoy this delicious snack!
2 – Pan-fried potatoes with Greek yogurt dip
- A bag of medium-sized potatoes
- Olive oil
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 finely minced garlic cloves
- 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- Fresh chopped dill
How to make:
- First, chop all the potatoes in half. Fill a large pot halfway with water, and boil the potatoes for 10 minutes to soften them. Drain the water.
- Next, drizzle some olive oil in your skillet, and tilt it around to spread the oil. Next, add the potatoes in, face down, turning over occasionally. Once they start to brown on top, sprinkle them with some salt and pepper.
- Now add in the dried basil and butter, shaking the skillet slightly to coat the potatoes thoroughly.
- Next, mix in the finely minced garlic, stirring to combine fully. Once the baby potatoes look brown and crispy on top, transfer them to a bowl.
- Mix the greek yogurt and lime juice in another bowl, stirring with a spoon. Add the fresh chopped dill for garnish.
- Next, sprinkle some scallions on your potatoes. Dip in the yogurt, and enjoy!
3 – Tornado potatoes
You’ve probably seen these potatoes at the fair, You know–the sliced ones on a stick? That’s the recipe we’re making today, so you don’t have to wait for the county fair to have one!
- 5 or 6 medium potatoes
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- spring of rosemary
- 2 crushed garlic cloves
- Cream or melted butter (optional)
How to make:
- First, get out your skewers and place two potatoes on each one. Make thin slices in the potatoes all the way to the skewer.
- In a large pot, melt the butter and mix in the olive oil. Cook on low.
- Add in the rosemary sprig and crushed garlic cloves. (Use a knife to press down on the garlic and crush it).
- Stir the ingredients, and allow it to simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Remove the garlic and rosemary with tongs. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Use a pastry brush to rub the butter mixture on the potatoes. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes. Brush with the remaining butter mixture, and bake for 15 more minutes.
- Sprinkle scallions and drizzle the optional cream or butter on top.
- Cut with a fork and savor this delectable fair snack!
Final thoughts: enjoy these easy, savory baby potato recipes
Baby potatoes have tons of nutrients and are an incredibly versatile ingredient. Whether you make potatoes on a stick or pan-fried potatoes, you can enjoy them in various ways. We hope you love these recipes! Let us know if you make them in the comments below.