Preparation

Kroeker Farms potatoes are grown with you in mind. We provide the best quality potatoes, with the highest nutrients possible. In order to prepare potatoes with the maximum taste and nutrients:

  • Wash gently with warm water before preparation.
  • Cook whole or in large pieces for as short a time as needed, to avoid over saturation and crumbling.
  • Cook with the skin on whenever possible.
  • If you must peel the potatoes, use a sharp paring knife or vegetable peeler to take as little of the potato away as necessary.

Mashed–

First steam or boil potatoes. Drain and mash using  a potato masher, electric mixer, fork, etc. Slowly add milk and beat until the pototoes are light and fluffy. For a creamier texture add butter or cream. Salt, pepper, garlic or other spices can be added as desired.

Boiling–

Submerge potatoes in a heavy saucepan, or pot, of boiling water. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until a fork easily slides into the potato. Drain immediately to avoid becoming soggy.

Steaming–

A fantastic method to conserve nutrients. Place a wire rack or steamer into a covered pot. Heat water below to a boil, place potatoes on the rack and steam for 30 to 40 minutes or until soft.

Oven Fries–

To make fries in the oven, cut potatoes into small strips or wedges. Toss in oil and your choice of seasoning. (Cayenne powder, garlic powder, or salt and pepper make good choices)Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 425 F, turning once.

Baked–

This is a simple way to enjoy a delicious meal. Simply pierce evenly sized potatoes with a fork to allow steam to escape, and place them in the oven on a baking sheet. For a faster bake, insert metal skewers through the centre of each potato. Cooking times can be adjusted to suit your timing needs.
425 F  for  40 – 50 minutes
375 F  for  50 – 60 minutes
325 F  for  75 – 85 minutes

Microwave baking–

Similar to oven baking, wash, dry and pierce potatoes. Place potatoes on a rack or microwave plate similar to spokes on a wheel, with each potato having one end towards the centre. For best results flip each potato end to end halfway through baking.
Cook on high for:
4-6 minutes – 1 potato
6-8 minutes – 2 potatoes
8-12 minutes- 3 potatoes