- 1/4 cup chopped onions
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 5-6 potatoes, peeled and cubed.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup broth
- 1 cup milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- Saute the onions and celery in butter.
- Add the potatoes, 1 cup water and 1 cup broth.
- Cook until potatoes are tender.
- Add 1 cup milk and heat through.
- Salt and paper to taste.
Add 1 cup chopped kale with the milk. Substitute
collard greens or other greens for the kale, or use a combination.
- One acre of potatoes
will produce 52,000 servings of French Fries.
- The word “spud” was
a 14th Century term for a short knife or dagger and came
to mean potato because of its use in digging holes for
- Potato is the world's most widely grown tuber crop, and
the fourth largest food crop in terms of fresh produce — after
rice, wheat, and maize.
- The potato originated in the area
of contemporary Peru.
was introduced to Europe probably in the 1570s, or approximately
eighty years after the first voyage of Columbus in 1492,
and subsequently by European mariners to territories
and ports throughout the world as European colonization expanded
in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
of varieties of potatoes persist in the Andes, where
over 100 varieties might be found in a single valley, and
a dozen or more might be maintained by a single agricultural
- Once established in Europe, potato soon became
an important food staple and field crop. Lack of genetic
diversity, due to the fact that very few varieties were
initially introduced, left the crop vulnerable to disease.
In 1845, a fungal disease, Phytophthora infestans, also known
as late blight, spread rapidly through the poorer communities
of western Ireland, resulting in the Great Irish Famine.
potato is also strongly associated with Idaho, Maine, North
Dakota, Prince Edward Island, Ireland, Jersey and Russia
because of its large role in the agricultural economy and
history of these regions.
- In recent decades, the greatest
expansion of potato has been in Asia, where as of 2007
approximately 80 percent of the world potato crop is
- Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, China
has become the world's largest potato producer, followed
- The potato is a cool season crop and can be grown in Oklahoma
gardens early in the spring or late in the fall.
While the soup is cooking, students will draw word webs using
potato shapes instead of circles. In
each potato shape, students will list foods they eat that
are made from potatoes.
Smart Board: Potatoes and Perimeter
P.A.S.S. Writing Grades 3-4: 1.1
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