The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA

The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA

The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA

Potatoes USA 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 represents 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 learned 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.

The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA
Various potato products from Potatoes USA.
The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA
Various potato products from Potatoes USA.
The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA
We enjoyed the delicious treat before the start of the sessions.

DEBUNKING MYTHS

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.

Myth #1

All carbs come from rice, bread or noodle.

Fact #1
Carbs come in a variety of forms, including sugars, fiber, and starches.
Good carbs come from beans, legumes, whole grains, fruit and root vegetables (tubers).

Myth #2
Are carbs bad for me?

Fact #2
Whole grains provide fiber, iron, folic acid and B vitamins, all of which are necessary for our overall health.
Fruits, root vegetables, and whole grains have plenty of fiber which can help you feel full while eating fewer calories.

We also learned about portion size and the components of a Malaysian healthy eating plate.

The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA
Potatoes USA’s dietician Khoo An Jo shared interesting facts about the potatoes. Photo: Doris Lim

The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA

COOKING DEMO BY CHEF AUDEES

Penang Chef Association’s President, Chef Audee’s enthusiasm, and easy banter make learning new recipes fun during the live cooking demonstration.

A lucky participant got into action to learn hands-on by assisting Chef Audee. The appetizing aroma of the dishes got everyone hungry to have a taste of the dishes.

The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA
Chef Audee shows the participants how to fry without FAT by using an Air Fryer.
The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA
Chef Audee showed participants creative ways to prepare the potatoes.

FOUR GREAT RECIPES

The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA
The star dishes US Potato and Prawn Kerabu Salad is delicious and filling!
The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA
Curry Chicken Stuffed US Potatoes
The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA
Kimchi Seaweed US Lattice Cut Fries
The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA
Chilli Flavoured US Potato Wedges in Lettuce Cups

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.

HOME COOKED

Chef Audee Cheah’s live cooking demo inspired me to cook my favorite 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 cooking with the best ingredients.

The Humble Potato Kerabu Salad | Potatoes USA
Russet Potatoes in Soy Sauce and Chicken Wing

Eat US Potatoes! Eat a USA Potatoe Kerabu Salad!
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