Sunday, June 4, 2023

U.S. Potatoes Celebrate World Nutrition Day "Fuel For The Future"; Recipe by Chef Jason Manson ~ U.S. "Accordion" Crispy Potato Glazed

It's the time of the year again, Happy World Nutrition Day! Celebrated on May 28, it is of utmost importance that Malaysians continue to improve their health and body immunity level. One of the most effective ways to achieve that remains through good nutrition intake and healthy food choices.

"Fuel For The Future" is this year's theme for World Nutrition Day. The theme encourages us to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. One of the most popular healthy food choices is potatoes. 

U.S. Potatoes are a nutrient dense vegetable making it a healthy food choice to maintain the family's health. It is a nutritious yet versatile food ingredient to incorporate into making wholesome recipes for World Nutrition Day or anytime of the year. U.S. Potatoes are an ideal food for sustainable diet - one that is able to provide the energy and nutrients to sustain our daily activities, be it our routines, active physical requirements or even sporty activities.

Whether fresh or frozen, U.S, Potatoes are a very versatile ingredient that could inspire a wide repertoire of dishes, from appetisers, soups, main dishes to desserts. U.S. Potatoes come in so many tasty varieties that we can enjoy this power food in more ways.

In conjunction with World Nutrition Day, Chef Jason Manson shared delicious recipes to boost our nutrition needs, to fuel our daily physical needs, to keep us healthy and at the peak of our performance. 

U.S. "Accordion" Crispy Potato Glazed with Dark Miso Glazed and Served with Curry Aioli

Description: Accordion crispy potato with dark miso glaze
Course: Appetizer, hot snack 
Recipe by: Chef Jason Manson
Potato Type: Potato Russet
Prep Method: Oven
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ready Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4

4 medium size US Potato Russet
20gm unsalted butter
10gm dark miso
2gm English parsley

Curry Aioli: 
10gm curry powder
50gm mayonnaise


1. Standby a small mixing bowl. Add the unsalted butter, dark miso and chopped English parsley. Keep aside.

2. Standby another small mixing bowl. Add the curry powder and mayonnaise. Keep aside as well.

3. Peel the potatoes. Then, cut the ends of the potatoes. Cut the potato lengthwise into 1/4 - 3/8-inch slices. Do not cut larger than 1/2 inch. Larger slices are slightly harder to manipulate and also do not get as crispy when baked.

4. Place the potato horizontally. Place the skewer on both sides of the potato. Use skewers as a base so that you do not cut all the way through the potato and cut vertical lines. Keep the lines close to each other so you make the accordion shape. (For those that like to get technical, try to keep the lines no more than 1/16 inches apart.

5. In the same fashion, flip the potato over and cut diagonal lines.

6. Push the skewer through the potato. (I find it best to leave the potato on the cutting board, place my hand over the potato to hold it down, and gently push the skewer through the centre of the potato. Please be careful so that you do not pierce yourself with the skewer.) Gently stretch out the potato, starting with the bottom and work towards the middle.

7. While you are slicing the potatoes, keep the potatoes that you have already cut in cold water. This helps to keep the potatoes from turning brown. 

8. Now, brush the miso butter mixture onto both sides of the potatoes. 

9. Once both sides of the potato skewers are coated with the butter mixture, it is time to transfer them into the oven. Place the potatoes in a pre-heated oven at 350°F for about 45 minutes flipping gently halfway through. Once done place it on the plate and served with the curry Aioli.

Let's check out some key facts and benefits on U.S. Potatoes:

🥔 One medium U.S. Potato provides about 110 calories of easy-to-digest calories, has zero cholesterol, zero sodium and zero fat.

🥔 One medium U.S. Potato contains 26 grams of carbohydrates (9% daily value) to fuel one's muscles and brain. Carbohydrates provides energy to sustain body energy levels and keep our day going.

🥔 U.S. Potatoes are rich in Vitamin C (30% daily value) which makes healthier meals and play a key role in supporting the body's immune system.

🥔 U.S. Potatoes are rich in Vitamin B6, with one medium potato providing 10% of the recommended daily value. Vitamin B6 is important for proper cell function and helps with metabolism.

🥔 Potatoes have 3 grams of plant-based protein per serving. Protein is the building block for growth and a key component of muscles, ligaments and connective tissues.

🥔 High in potassium - one medium size skin on a potato contains 620 milligrams of potassium or 15% DV more than a medium-size banana. Potassium helps regulate fluids and mineral balance in and out of cells, maintain normal blood pressure, vital for transmitting nerve impulses or signals, and in helping muscles contract.

Do check out the below links on delicious recipes specially crafted by Chef Jason Manson, using the nutritious and versatile U.S. Potatoes to fuel our daily activities and performance.

Layered U.S. Potato Parmesan Stacks Glazed with Asian Style BBQ Sauce

Oven Baked US Hash Brown Potato Bruschetta Topped with Sour Cream, Avocado and Salmon Cucumber Salsa

Ultra Crispy Baked US Chili Lime Potato Wedges Topped with Spicy Garlic Ponzu Aioli and Fresh Lime

#WorldNutritionDay #uspotatoes #uspotatogoodness 


1 comment:

  1. I always choose U.S. Potatoes too. I like the texture and taste.