Easy gluten-free recipes: how potatoes sit pride of place on the plates of coeliacs

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19th Dec 2016
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Potatoes have been increasingly embraced in a wealth of new gluten-free dishes as a staple ingredient which is filling, versatile and delicious. Take a look at some of our favourite coeliac-friendly dishes.

Did you know in the UK, around one in 100 people are diagnosed with coeliac disease? An autoimmune disease, triggered by a reaction to gluten which can make preparing and consuming meals tricky and eliminating any foods containing wheat, barley and rye from the diet.

Although, supermarket shelves stock a variety of gluten-free products - such as gluten-free pasta, bread and snacks - and gluten-free dishes can often be found on most restaurant menus, gluten-free diets may be lower in fibre, iron, folic acid and B vitamins.

For those following a gluten-free diet, potatoes can help alleviate some of these deficiency risks, as our favourite root vegetable is not only gluten-free but also low in fat and rich in vitamins such as potassium and vitamin B6.

Potatoes have been increasingly embraced in a wealth of new gluten-free dishes as a staple ingredient which is filling, versatile and delicious.

Here are some simple recipes to tantalise your taste buds, without consuming too much of your time:

Herby potato bake

A winter warmer that puts a spin on the traditional potato bake, full of great flavour and no trace of gluten in sight.

Potato and asparagus omelette

The incredibly versatile omelette can be enjoyed as breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here is a potato packed version to add to your with gluten-free Dijon mustard.

Oven roasted chunky chips

Who doesn’t love chips? Serve with your favourite gluten-free main or on their own, dunked in ketchup (check the bottle for any gluten-containing offenders).

Something to be mindful of is any additional ingredients that may be used in potato dishes, such as oils used in the cooking process. When eating out remember to ask your waiter to check with the chef what’s been used in your potato’s journey from field to fork.

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