Baked Spiral Potatoes

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Potatoes recipes are always popular in Grandmother's kitchen. There are do many different ways to cook potatoes. You can prepare this baked spiral potatoes dish in a short amount of time. Use a spiral vegetable slicer to turn a hum-drum potato into a fun and visually appealing way to prepare the potato. The spiral cutter we are using is relatively inexpensive, around $20 and has a tri-blade configuration to give you three different shapes you can cut your veggies. So just what nutrients are in potatoes? Potatoes are a staple for many people because they are available year round and keep fairly well in the right conditions. Potato nutrients include B6,Vitamin C, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid. A potato also contains phytonutrients that provide antioxidants. The potato sometimes gets a bit of a bad reputation and people consider it to be fattening, but in fact a single baked medium sized potato on its own only has approximately 110 calories, and is cholesterol and fat-sodium free. It is not until you melt cheese on them, salt them, deep fry, or add sour cream and other goodies to them that they become higher in calories. When you purchase potatoes, make sure they are firm and don't have bruises or signs of decay. Sometimes potatoes that are already bagged can have some damage due to the moisture that builds up in the plastic bag. Potatoes store well in dark dry locations and it is best to put them into a cardboard box, basket or opened brown paper bag. Your potato can keep for up to two months with the right conditions.

The entire family will really love eating potatoes this way. The spiral cutter makes the potato so nice and thin that it is almost like having delicious fresh chips and you could include this in your weekly family planner for Friday night dinner ideas. Some of the best family recipes are the most inexpensive and simple to prepare.

Nutrition Facts for: Baked Spiral Potatoes from Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Potatoes, coconut oil, salt, pepper, paprika.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 2 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 342, Calories from Fat 127, Total Fat 14.1g 22%, Saturated Fat 11.9g 60%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 601mg 25%, Potassium 1332mg 38%, Carbohydrates 51.1g 17%, Dietary Fiber 8.2g 33%, Sugars 3.8g, Protein 5.6g, Vitamin A 12%, Vitamin C 106%, Calcium 3%, Iron 12%

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