Behind every great meal is a story and behind potato bread is one of the most humanitarian stories!
Did you know that potato bread was first created by an eighteenth century French Prisoner in Germany? He was a pharmacist, agriculturalist, and passionate supporter of potatoes which was then a strange and new vegetable. He noticed that it was very nutritious. When he went back to France he campaigned vigorously to have it brought there, as he thought that it would be perfect for the poor.
His name was Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, and he created the first ever recipe for potato bread. It was very dense as it had no flour at all and only potatoes which was perfect to satisfy hunger.
Nowadays, we came up with our own recipes to bake from scratch and also make use of the store bought ones and here are some ideas:
Potato Bread Crouton
If you are looking for a healthier alternative to the regular buttered croutons to top your salad with; try cutting some potato bread into cubes, topping them with olive oil and some salt, put it in the oven for 15 minutes and wait for them to cool down. Now you have yourself healthy croutons that are full of flavor to top your salad with.
Potato Grilled Cheese
Did you now that potatoes and cheese compliment each other? When you put them together it intensifies the flavor! That is why you can get a potato bread roll and fill it with your favorite cheese and some basil. Pop it in the toaster until the cheese melts. Now, you have yourself the tastiest grilled cheese sandwich. Watch out for the hot cheese as it can burn your tongue!
Get a large potato bread roll, melted butter, minced garlic and fresh basil. Cut the bread into thick slices and mix the garlic with the melted butter. Top the bread with the butter and garlic mixture and the fresh basil. Pop it in the oven for ten minutes, take it out and Voila! An updated version of the classic garlic bread.
Potato Peanut Butter and Strawberries Bread
Who said potato bread has to be savory? You can also enjoy a sweet treat if you add some peanut butter and fresh strawberries! It’s a great nutritious breakfast for the little ones and yourself!
Now go ahead and upgrade your pantry and switch your classic bread for potato bread.