Roast potatoes (and mash for many of us!) are an essential key element of Christmas dinners across Britain (see our Christmas Dinner blog), but come the New Year we sometimes seem to forget how much we enjoyed them. Associated with a rich Christmas food they can be seen as a bit indulgent, but the fact is that spuds themselves are naturally fat free. It’s the way you choose to cook them that makes the difference.
Potatoes are one of the healthiest and most satisfying comfort foods around, and we have lots of recipe suggestions to help you fit them in to your diet.
Meanwhile, our UK potato growers will be planning for the next season’s crop. Some of the earliest potatoes are planted in Cornwall in January and February. Safely protected under fleece, the seed potatoes will be getting well established before the potato plants emerge in the spring.
Here’s a video showing how potatoes grow through the season
As the evenings start to draw in those healthy and satisfying potato dishes really come into their own.
We’ve got some delicious winter recipes for you to try