Memorial Day is this weekend, and here at Farm Fresh Direct our hearts go out to all of the men and women defending our great nation.
This holiday is about honor and reflection, and we think it’s also about doing things that are ingrained in our culture. After all, isn’t our culture part of what makes this country of ours worth fighting for? This weekend, let’s gather close friends and family together to celebrate with a day of togetherness, and what’s more all-American than throwing some food onto the grill?
Whether you grill ‘em, bake ‘em, or microwave ‘em, potatoes are a staple at any all-American cookout. We’ve pulled together some tasty, healthy, and patriotic potato dishes to help you celebrate Memorial Day right! Here’s how you can use potatoes to salute the ol’ red, white, and blue:
Serve up a helping of tasty grilled potato dippers with plenty of red pepper basil dipping sauce. They pair up with any grilled meats or veggies to make a healthy meal!
Bake a batch of Buffalo chicken potato skins, and top them with plenty of fresh, bright red chopped tomato.
Instead of a blend of cheese, use queso blanco or pepper jack to make these tasty baked potato nachos! Nachos might not scream U-S-A, but we bet that your guests’s mouths will be too full of nacho goodness to complain.
Want to keep it simple? No one can pass up a mess of microwave-roasted white potatoes. Nobody has to know how quick they were to whip up.
All right, we admit it — nature doesn’t cook up a lot of blue food, but a batch of purple potatoes are close enough in our book! Try out a purple potato salad as the blue side dish for your cookout. The recipe says to steam the potatoes, but you can also cook them up in the microwave for an even quicker dish.
Are mashed potatoes more your thing? These garlic mashed purple potatoes are just the dish to finish off your Memorial Day meal!
From the whole Farm Fresh Direct family, we hope you have a happy Memorial Day!