Did you know that potatoes contain more potassium than a banana? Aside from their appetizing texture and incredible versatility, this popular crop has no cholesterol, fat and sodium and is only 110 calories – perfect for dieters and heavy eaters alike. It is also an excellent source of Vitamins B6 and C, fiber and magnesium, as well as antioxidants.
The Hot Potato
4 boiling potatoes, boiled and sliced
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced jalapeno peppers
1/4 cup chopped pimientos
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat and carefully add flour, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Stir until boiling and thickened.
- Add cheese and jalapeno peppers and continue heating until cheese is melted.
- Place sliced potatoes in a large bowl and pour milk mixture over it.
- Top with pimiento. Pour mixture into a greased 2-quart casserole dish and bake in a pre-heated oven (350F) for 30 minutes or until potatoes are completely tender.