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National Potato Day

National Potato Day

About National Potato Day

When is National Potato Day? This holiday is always observed on August 19

National Potato Day is today, an August 19 holiday. This a day to celebrate and enjoy a few potatoes. The versatile spud can be enjoyed in some way for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and as a snack. While it can be eaten raw, it is usually cooked, boiled, baked, mashed, or fried. It is used in countless recipes. What really makes the potato stand out, is the many things you can put on or in it, as demonstrated by the loaded baked potato. Regardless of how you cook it, or what you put on it, Americans can’t seem to get enough of the starchy spud. And, we just love to cook with potatoes, as they are very ap-peeling!

Potatoes are one of the largest vegetable crops in the world. They were first cultivated in Peru, around 5,000- 7,000 BC. Pardon the broad estimate, but records were sparse back then, often written on the inside wall of a cave. While most potatoes grow to about the size of your fist or less, the largest potato ever grown, weighed in at 18 pounds, 4 ounces. Now, that’s a whole lot of French fries!

In celebration of National Potato Day, make certain to include potatoes at every meal today, and for snacks, too!

Happy National Potato Day!

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How to Celebrate National Potato Day

Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate National Potato Day:

  • Eat all kinds of them in all kinds of ways.
  • Have some form of potatoes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. It’s easy to do.
  • Try a new potato recipe. Find Potato Recipes now.

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“Farmer have a heard time keeping secrets on the farm. That’s because the corn has ears, the potatoes have eyes, and the beans stalk.” – – Author Unknown

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History and Origin of National Potato Recipes Day

Our research did not uncover the creator or the origin of this day. This day was most likely created by the food industry, or perhaps by a home gardener who enjoys growing and eating potatoes.

Like many other food-related holidays, this is referred to as a “National” day. We did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is so important to distinguish and identify true national days.

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