Three Recipes You Can Make with Potatoes

· August 30, 2018
There are many recipes you can make with potatoes. It's such a popular vegetable because it's so versatile that it constitutes a large part of our daily diet.

There are many recipes you can make with potatoes, there’s no doubt about it.

That being said, it’s true that potatoes have gained a bad reputation for their high carbohydrate content. As a result, many people try to avoid them.

But we don’t need to go to extremes. Remember that potatoes also contain nutrients, as well as carbohydrates, which are good for your body, such as potassium, copper, and magnesium.

Furthermore, they also produce a hormone called GABA, which helps reduce stress levels and improve your quality of sleep. And of course, we can’t forget that they’re a source of vitamin B complex and vitamin C.

The trick is knowing how to prepare potatoes and how to eat the right amount. In this article, we’ll share three recipes you can make with potatoes so you can enjoy their benefits.

Three Recipes You Can Make with Potatoes

1. Potatoes Stuffed with Ricotta, Broccoli, and Mushrooms

A basket of raw potatoes

If you want to lose weight but don’t want to give up potatoes, you can accompany them with vegetable proteins and light garnishes instead of meats and other source of carbohydrates.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs (120 g)
  • Half a leek (25 g)
  • 4 medium-sized potatoes (500 g)
  • 1 pot of light ricotta (200 g)
  • 150 grams of mushrooms
  • Grated parmesan cheese (to taste)
  • ½ head of broccoli, previously cooked (200 g)

Preparation

  • Cook the potatoes in filtered water without oil or condiments. They should be firm and not soft. If you overcook them, they won’t hold the stuffing.
  • Leave the potatoes to cool while you make the stuffing.
  • For the stuffing, fry the mushrooms over a high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, until golden.
  • Then, leave the mushrooms to cool and mix the cooked broccoli, ricotta, eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Then add the mushrooms to the stuffing and mix well.
  • Return to the potatoes (now at room temperature), make a small opening in each one, and remove the inside to make room for the stuffing.
  • Add plenty of stuffing to each potato and place them on a tray which has been greased with butter.
  • Bake your potatoes at about 200ºC for about 25 to 30 minutes. The stuffing will gain consistency as the eggs cook.
  • Once they’re well cooked, you can serve these potatoes with whichever garnish you like the most.

2. Tuna, Potato, and Egg Salad

Some peeled potatoes, ready to be used in one of the recipes you can make with potatoes

The classic tomato and lettuce salad can easily get boring. Here’s a much more exciting option. This is a recipe you can make with potatoes, tuna, and boiled eggs.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (1 whole lemon)
  • 4 tablespoons of vegan mayonnaise (32 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (15 g)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 3 medium-sized potatoes cut into cubes (300 g)
  • 2 small tins of tuna, crumbled (100 g)
  • 3 boiled eggs (120 g)

Preparation

  • Cook the potatoes and eggs separately. Once they’re ready, leave them to cool until they reach room temperature.
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Place the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes before eating so that they are a little chilled.
  • Serve and enjoy!

3. Potatoes Stuffed with Ham, Tomato, and Mozzarella

Some roasted potatoes chopped in half

This delicious snack is one of the tastiest recipes you can make with potatoes. If you want to lose some weight, you need to be a little careful with the quantities in this recipe. Remember the key is to eat well and in moderation.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs (120 g)
  • 3 large potatoes (500 g)
  • Ham (150 g)
  • Dried tomatoes (to taste)
  • Mozzarella cut into small cubes (200 g)
  • Grated parmesan cheese (200 g)
  • 4 tablespoons of wheat flour, or you can try cornflour for coeliacs (20 g)

Preparation

  • Cut each potato into quarters and boil them in filtered water, with no salt or oil.
  • Remove the potatoes from the heat and mash them to make a purée. Add salt and pepper to taste and let them cool.
  • While they’re cooling, cut the ham into small pieces and finely chop the dried tomatoes. Mix all the ingredients together. You can also add basil, oregano, paprika, and other spices.
  • When the potato has cooled to room temperature, add the two eggs, grated cheese, and the flour. Mix them all well to make a thick mash.
  • With a spoon, separate the mash into small portions and mould them with your hands. Stuff each portion and close them well.
  • Then, fry your stuffed potato portions in vegetable oil until they’re crispy and golden.