Simple, nutritious, and delicious! Did you know that potatoes are the 4th most consumed food in the world after rice, wheat, and corn? With the help of Thermomix®, you can prepare this versatile ingredient so many ways: boiled, steamed, stewed, or pureed to name a few. Discover our best potato recipes and tips!
Types, Storing, and Peeling
There are thousands of varieties of potatoes around the world, but they generally fall into two broad categories:
1. Waxy Potatoes - have a low starch content and a higher percentage of water. Since this type of potato holds its shape while cooking, it is best suited for recipes that require the potato to firm up like stews or potato salads.
2. Starchy/Floury Potatoes - are very rich in starch and have a lower water content. They are not suitable for long preparations as they fall apart more easily. Ideal for mashing and frying.
Potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark place, but not in the refrigerator. Onions can spoil your potatoes more quickly, so be sure to store your potatoes on their own.
Peeling potatoes? Yes, because Thermomix® peels too! Thermomix® Blade Cover & Peeler is a 2-in-1 accessory for Thermomix® TM6 and Thermomix® TM5. It protects food from contact with the blade when slow or sous vide cooking and effortlessly peels potatoes and root vegetables.
To get more out of this accessory, use the Peeler mode, exclusive to the Thermomix® TM6!
Potatoes are an excellent source of energy and nutrients, and contain fibre, vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, and calcium, among others. They are economical, easy to cook, and very versatile, making them one of the most powerful foods we have at our disposal!
• Thanks to their nutritional values, potatoes led to significant population growth in Europe between 1750 and 1900.
• The UN designated 2008 as the International Year of the Potato. The potato is considered an essential food of the future for fighting world hunger.
• Potatoes were the first vegetable to be grown in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.
• The International Potato Center (CIP) is an in vitro genebank based in Peru that conserves the global biodiversity of potatoes and sweet potatoes.