Simple, nutritious, and delicious! Did you know that potatoes are the fourth most consumed food in the world after rice, wheat, and corn? Thermomix® allows you to prepare this versatile ingredient so many ways: boiled, steamed, stewed, or puréed to name a few. Discover our best potato recipes and tips!
Types, Storing, and Peeling
There are thousands of potato varieties 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 when cooked, they are recommended for recipes where the potato should not fall apart, such as stews, potato salads or casseroles.
2. Starchy/Floury Potatoes - are very high in starch and have a lower water content. They are not suitable for long cooking times as they break 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 them separately.
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 coming into contact with the blades during Slow or Sous Vide cooking and effortlessly peels potatoes and other 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: fiber, vitamins C and B, potassium, and calcium, among others. They are economical, easy to prepare, versatile and one of the most nutritious foods available to us!
• 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.