Search for Scotland’s best potato dish

AS AN area known for potato farming a website dedicated to the diet staple is looking to Angus in a search to find Scotland’s best potato dish.

Celebrity chef James Martin and website www.manyfacesofpotatoes.co.uk are searching for the best potato recipe.

Scotland’s winning dish will go head-to-head with 12 other regional finalists to win a luxury family holiday and land the creator an exclusive role as the home economist on manyfacesofpotatoes.co.uk’s 2013 national TV ad shoot.

If you’ve got a simple potato family favourite which never fails to go down a storm at the dinner table, all you need to do is upload your recipe and an image of your dish to manyfacesofpotatoes.co.uk.

The only criteria is that recipes feature ingredients easily found in everyday kitchen cupboards, are healthy and can be ready from prep to plate in 30 minutes or less.

Once uploaded, dishes will be categorised in line with a new classification system; a simple guide which groups the most common potato varieties together in three, easy-to-understand classifications – fluffy, salad and smooth, before one winner is selected from Scotland to join 12 other short-listers from across the UK.

Saturday Kitchen chef James said: “Potatoes are such an important part of British life they’re healthy, delicious and extremely quick and easy to cook.

“This competition not only offers budding chefs up and down the country the chance to show off their culinary skills to the nation, it will also hopefully inspire more people to cook with potatoes.

“I bet there are hundreds of people in Scotland with their very own potato recipe and I for one can’t wait to taste them.”

While Caroline Evans from manyfacesofpotatoes.co.uk, added: “Whether they’re King Edwards, Estimas or Maris Pipers; sliced, diced or puréed; roasted, boiled or mashed, potatoes are the perfect base for hundreds of meals.

“In fact, our new classification system is an easy way for consumers to learn and understand how to cook with all of these different varieties of potatoes.

“Potatoes can be enjoyed in countless ways and when cooked with minimal fat and salt, they’re a healthy choice too and a source of Vitamin C.”

To find out more, enter the competition, which closes on March 29, 2013 and browse hundreds of delicious meal ideas, visit www.manyfacesofpotatoes.co.uk.