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.
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, fiber, and starches.
Good carbs come from beans, legumes, whole grains, fruit and root vegetables (tubers).
Are carbs bad for me?
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.
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.
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 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.