To: Alas Babylon!
Hey, I got 4 varieties of irish potatoes growing in my garden right now. However, after tonight's low (32 degrees), I think it will be time to dig 'em up.
Speaking of potato varieties, do you know if there are any lower-carb/higher protein varieties of potato? The standard potato you get in the store (or in your french fries) is a total carb-bomb.
posted on 11/13/2003 4:18:08 PM PST
Well, potatoes have great nutritional value, if properly prepared. They are high in carbs, though, about 26g for the average potato. I find Yukon Gold, Yellow Finn, Russian Banana and Swedish Peanut to be the best value for nutrition (the last three are fingerling potatoes, and are smaller, so less carbs). All of these steam or boil well and have a yellowish flesh, waxy texture, and taste almost pre-buttered, so you don't need to add a lot of fixins to them. I tried growing a russet potato (can't remember the name) that is supposed to have a very high protien content but due to a very hot, dry Spring they all went to blight on me and I haven't tried that variety again (eyes were too expensive).
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