Every August 19th, we celebrate the incredible superfood that is the potato. Potatoes have a spud-tacular history. The earliest evidence of potato cultivation exists in Peru, but it wasn’t until the mid-sixteenth century that potatoes would journey across the seas to Europe and wind up on our plates.
With over 4,000 varieties, it is no surprise they are a favorite on every continent! Aside from being a great source of flavor and satisfaction, potatoes are great for the planet, too! Did you know that potatoes require less water and produce more food per unit than any other major crop?
The good news is that the perfect baked potato is super easy to make in the Kalorik MAXX Air Fryer Oven. All you need are russet potatoes, olive oil and kosher salt. Bake your potatoes in the MAXX for 45-60 minutes. Before you can spell p-o-t-a-t-o, these unrivaled delights will be ready to serve. The potato’s exterior is cooked to a golden crisp. Insert a fork and watch it give way to a steamy, soft and fluffy interior. As the perfect accompaniment to any meal, the baked potato is hard to top - unless it's fully loaded. It may be hard to resist eating straight away, but if you take the time to add butter, a dollop of sour cream, and some shredded cheddar cheese or chives, you won’t be able to deny that it was worth the wait.
Sweet potatoes have copper-colored skin and a vibrant-hued orange interior. This sweet spud offers a completely different flavor profile altogether. Sweet potatoes have a sugary-sweet flavor with earthy undertones and hints of nuttiness. Adding sweet potatoes to your diet is a delicious habit to pick up when you're trying to eat healthily — this vegetable is packed with both vitamin C and fiber.
Ready to start making a batch of mashed potatoes from scratch? Put away the boxed equivalent forever! This recipe for mashed potatoes is creamy, buttery, tangy, and, as an added bonus, has a hint of garlic. Cut your potatoes before boiling. Put your Mad Hungry Acacia Wood Spurtle to the test with some enthusiastic potato mashing, mixing in butter and milk. Place your mashed potatoes in the square cake pan of the MAXX "Bake It 'Til you Make It" Set. Top with garlic, parmesan cheese, and butter. Air fry the potatoes at 400 degrees for 10 minutes to crisp the top.
What do you call baby potatoes? Tater tots! Made from freshly grated potato, these tater tots are crispy on the outside, and delectably soft on the inside. They are a classic side dish, best served with sauces of your choosing or delicious toppings like cheese, salsa, guac, and sriracha. While there’s nothing quite like a crispy tater tot, to get a restaurant-quality crunch you may think you need to reach for the deep fryer, but not anymore! Now you can achieve the same crunch with far less oil by using the Kalorik MAXX Air Fryer Oven. Air-fried tater tots are the most amazing treat, hands down!
French fries are all about crispy, crunchy, salty, potato-y goodness. It's easy to make fries right in your Kalorik MAXX Air Fryer — no deep-frying needed. For stellar spuds, scrub the potatoes really well under cool water (keep the skins on for additional fiber.) After cutting them into sticks, soak in cool water with salt for 20 to 30 minutes to remove starch. Pat your fries dry (or use a salad spinner!), toss with a little vegetable oil, and air fry in an even layer for 20 to 30 minutes for a guilt-free treat. If you're feeling extra decadent toss your fries with fresh herbs, parmesan cheese or even truffle oil! Ta-da — good-for-you french fries are served!
Latkes are Jewish in origin and typically served during Hanukkah. But why not enjoy these mouthwatering treats, year-round? Every Jewish family has a different take on latkes. Some are flat and flaky, while others are thick and chewy. The beauty of the latke, however, lies in the fact that no matter how you make them, they’ll always turn out delicious.
This recipe calls for Russet potatoes which are ideal for latkes. Their high starch content means you won't need flour to bind them. After combining shredded potato and onion, and air frying, the result is a gift that keeps on giving. These golden, crisp, pockets of goodness are superb. Serve the latkes warm with a dollop of cool sour cream or chunky sweet applesauce.