USA Potatoe Kerabu Salad is by far the most exciting Malaysian recipe to introduce potatoes! Most Asians used to a diet of rice. Our perception of potatoes is the French fries that come with our franchise burger meal.
Potatoes USA represent 2,500 commercial growers and processors of high-quality potatoes in the United States are ready to change the perception of the humble spud. The recent event held at The Wembley, A St Giles Hotel is a learning event.
Guest and bloggers learnt about the humble spud’s nutritional value. They were introduced to four dishes which use the US potatoes.
Potatoes USA promotes five main potato products. These are frozen potato products, dehydrated potato products, fresh table-stock potatoes, fresh chip-stock potatoes and seed potatoes.
Each of these varieties fit into one of seven potato type categories: russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingerling and petite.
Our preconceived ideas about potatoes were debunked by Potatoes USA’s dietician Khoo An Jo. She shared facts about a healthy diet. Miss Khoo shared valuable nutritional facts of good complex carbs found in the humble spud.
These are some of the myths which were dispelled.
All carbs come from rice, bread or noodle.
Carbs come in a variety of forms, including sugars, fibre and starches.
Good carbs come from beans, legumes, whole grains, fruit and root vegetables (tubers).
Carbs are bad for me?
Whole grains provide fibre, iron, folic acid and B vitamins, all of which are necessary for our overall health.
Fruits, root vegetables and whole grains have plenty of fibre which can help you feel full while eating fewer calories.
We also learnt about portion size and the components of a Malaysian healthy eating plate.
COOKING DEMO BY CHEF AUDEES
Penang Chef Association’s President, Chef Audee’s enthusiasm and easy banter make learning new recipes fun during the lively cooking demonstration.
A lucky participant got into action to learn hands-on by assisting Chef Audee. The appetising aroma of the dishes got everyone hungry to have a taste of the dishes.
FOUR GREAT RECIPES
LIVELY Q&A Sessions
Both Miss Khoo and Chef Audee posed a number of questions during their sessions. The Q&A Sessions got the crowd energized and motivated to interact. Participants won squeeze balls made in the shape of a big russet potato, or Potatoes USA aprons.
Chef Audee Cheah’s live coking demo inspired me to cook my favourite home recipe of Potatoes in Soy Sauce and Chicken Wings with U.S. Russet Potatoes. The potatoes are sweet, incredibly soft and delicious. It really makes a world of difference to cook with the best ingredients.