To make Hellmann's potato salad, combine 2 pounds diced, boiled potatoes with 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1/2 cup diced onion and 1 cup mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper to taste, and chill the potato salad before serving if desired.
One easy way to make roasted potatoes is to cut small red potatoes into wedges, toss them with olive oil, then season them with salt and pepper. Spread the seasoned potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet, and bake them for 40 minutes or until they're golden brown and tender.
To make a potato clock, connect two potatoes to a low-voltage LED digital clock with copper wire, galvanized nails and alligator clips. This easy chemistry project demonstrates the concept of electrochemical cells, in which chemical energy is converted to electrical energy.
A white potato is a tuber with an edible plant but inedible leaves. Sweet potatoes are another species of tuber with leaves that are edible and nutritious.
Make potato cakes by taking cold or leftover mashed potatoes, adding egg and flour and then frying them to a golden color. Season the potato cakes with green onions and cayenne, and serve them with ketchup as desired.
A potato has the potential to conduct electricity because it is a source filled with electrolytes. These electrolytes act as an electrical conductor which means they allow the flow of electric charges.
An easy potato soup recipe calls for adding shredded hash browns, chicken broth and cream of chicken soup to a slow cooker and cooking it on low for eight hours. Bacon bits or ham chunks can be added to the slow cooker for additional flavor. Garnish with cheddar cheese.
Starchy or all-purpose potatoes are the best potatoes for mashing, although starchy potatoes break down better for creamier mashed potatoes. Russet is a good starchy potato, and Yukon Gold is a good all-purpose potato. Waxy potatoes do not mash well.
To harvest potatoes, dig up a test plant, test the skin for maturity, and remove the vines and mulch. Next, lift each plant with a potato fork, pull off the potatoes, replace the plants and gather the potatoes. This process requires a rake, a sickle, a potato fork and baskets.
Potatoes that make good potato salad are Yellow Finn, Yukon Gold and red. These potatoes have waxy skin and do not disintegrate when they are chopped and mixed with other ingredients.