Thursday, 18 October 2007

Best roast potatoes

My favorite potato recipe.

Potatoes are an important source of vitamin C, higher in protein than most other vegetables and, cooked with their skins, also a good source of fiber.

It always amazes me that potatoes in the grocery store are displayed in bright light, washed and prepackaged in see-through bags. This is, of course, a ruse by the grocery stores to get you to throw away more potatoes and therefore buy more. Here is my reasoning:

Washing potatoes in warm water causes them to begin to rot. How many times have you taken a bag of potatoes home and had to throw half of them away a week later? And why wash them anyway? Potatoes grow under ground – in the dirt – why on earth (sic) should anyone want a washed potato? The answer is because Kroger or Sainsbury’s are trying to convince you that dirt on a potato is bad – therefore they wash them – therefore they rot quickly – therefore they get thrown away – therefore you buy more. Simple. Read the rest.

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