U.S Potato Bloggers Culinary Challenge

December 20, 2015

Do you know the humble potato when cooked discerningly is in fact one of the healthiest vegetables one can consume? One US potato contains just 110 calories per serving, boasts more potassium (620g) than a banana, provides almost half the daily value of vitamin C (45 percent) and contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol. Potatoes belong in the vegetable category of the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid, potato skin has high vitamin, minerals and fibre. There are about 3000 varieties of potatoes in the world. Each one has its own unique colour, taste, shape and texture.
A healthy, balanced meal can be just as tasteful. Baked, mashed, sautéed, pureed in soups, tossed in salads, mixed into dough, roasted,fried... US potatoes have a remarkable ability to enhance whatever dish is served with them, enhancing presentation, adding value and appetite appeal.
Woke up in early morning, aww... my eyes so small ><!!
Recently, i was invited to join U.S Potato Bloggers Culinary Challenge at KDU University College. Christmas is just around the corner so this contest challenged the bloggers to create a dish made from potato for the upcoming Christmas. Team up with 2 persons each group, thanks to Tommy Tong my handsome partner XD, because i can't cook! He is the commander and he can cook pretty good. Oh ya! Our team name is "So High", hmm.... don't laugh ok? I feel weird but Tommy said both of us are very tall, that's why.... hahahaha!
Before the Culinary Challenge start, Chef Kenneth Kam demonstrating different cooking styled of potato dishes.
Creamy Gratin U.S Potatoes
Puree of U.S Potato Soup
picture credit to Coffee Prince.
Alright, battle start!
 Me and Tommy
Teams have an hour time limit to prepare a dish, we were only given U.S Potato, seasonings and pans. We need to bring another ingredients and culinary tools by our own. "So High" team is gonna to present you the Southern American Breakfast - crispy crunch spicy fried chicken and potato pancake! Tommy said this dish actually can be done within 30 minutes,  we're timing our run and not in panic.
Ta~daa~~~~ Here is our the Southern American Breakfast. That fried chicken really so nice! thumbs up Tommy!
We didn't win this U.S Potato Bloggers Culinary Challenge at last but we had lot of fun and put a lot of effort to get it done. Good job everyone and congratulation to the winners! 

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