National Potato Day - August 19
Fri, Aug 19, 2022

National Potato Day

On National Potato Day we come together to taste amazingly delicious potato dishes! It is fried, boiled, baked, deep-fried, mashed … And how many delicious combinations – just do not list. Cook and treat your friends!

The History

The first potato was grown by man around 8000 BC. in Bolivia. The vegetable conquered cities, countries and quickly spread around the globe.

It is cooked almost everywhere! In America, potatoes are an important part of the culinary environment. Many cannot imagine a diet without a fragrant tuber.

If you look into recipes, you can find thousands of ways to cook potatoes. It is even used in baked goods such as bread, pies, pancakes… And it’s also our favorite chips! Especially when a cozy evening awaits ahead with a cup of soft drink and your favorite series.

Interesting facts

Did you know that potatoes:

  • contains a huge amount of vitamins: potassium, fiber, C … It also contains up to 15% starch;
  • raised even in space – on board the shuttle “Columbia”;
  • used for medicinal purposes in some cultures;
  • today has more than 500 varieties;
  • can be not only eaten, but also drunk – vodka and other drinks are prepared from it;
  • mostly imported from China;
  • irreplaceable product.

And in one average tuber 100 calories! But it all depends on the processing method: deep-fried potatoes have many more calories than boiled ones.

How to celebrate

National Potato Day is perfect for culinary experiments: cook your favorite potato dishes and add fresh ideas to them! Come up with a new interpretation of serving or use unusual spices.

When is National Potato Day celebrated in 2022?

National Potato Day is observed on August 19 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday August 19 2022
Saturday August 19 2023
Monday August 19 2024
Tuesday August 19 2025
Wednesday August 19 2026

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