The humble potato is the star of the show in these delicious summer potato recipes, which are all easy to prepare and can be enjoyed both for al-fresco dining or indoors too.
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The great thing about potatoes is that not only are they healthy and nutritious, but they are super versatile and can form the basis of lots of different meal ideas for feeding hungry kids.
We teamed up with Potato.ie to bring you these sensational summer potato recipes the kids will love, including fish cakes, croquettes, chips, and delicious potato salad.
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Summer Potato Recipes to Enjoy
#1. Healthy Fish & Chips
Bypass the local chippie on your way home from the beach this summer and make your own healthy fish & chips supper in no time at all. The addition of seeds not only gives and extra flavour boost, but will boost your immune system too.
Top Tip: Leftover boiled potatoes will work for this recipe and cuts down on cooking time.
#2. Spiralized Potato Salad
Use a spiralizer to make potato ‘noodles’ that cook quickly and give you extra bite in this tempting spiralized potato salad recipe. Finish with pine nuts, peppers, ham, olives and fresh basil for a mediterranean twist.
Top Tip: Add parma ham or chorizo and preserved artichokes for a different flavour combination.
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#3. Ham, Cheese and Potato Croquettes
These tasty croquettes will be enjoyed equally by adults and kids. They can be served as a snack on busy days or enjoyed as part of the family meal. They take just 25 minutes from start to plate.
Top Tip: The recipe makes 16, double it! Everyone will want more.
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#4. Tuscan Chicken and Potato Recipe
We are off to Italy for our next potato recipe. Why not re-live the family summer holiday or prepare your taste buds for heading off with this tempting Tuscan chicken and potato recipe?
Summer season potatoes, ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs all combine to tantalise your taste buds. And with a prep time of just 5 to 10 minutes and a cooking time of 20 minutes, you will be dining in no time at all. Make sure to cook plenty as the whole family will be asking for more!
Top Tip: You could add a tin of butter beans for extra vegetables.
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#5. Cod Fish Cakes with Melting Middle
Save this cod & potato fish cakes recipe to your favourites folder as you will use it again and again after the family get to taste it! When you cut into it the cheese will slowly ooze out and give you a handy dipping sauce built into your fishcake!
Top Tip: You can replace the cod with any seasonal fish of your choice.
#6. Potato Farl and Steak Sandwich with Caramelised Red Onions
Get the BBQ fired up while you make your potato farls, caramelise your onions and make a quick cheese sauce. Cook steaks to your liking and put it all together for a winning summer dinner.
Top Tip: Use leftover mash to speed up the potato farls.
#7. Buffalo Style Slow Cooked Potato & Chicken
We often associate the slow cooker with winter dishes, but using it to create this buffalo style slow cooked chicken & potato recipe means you can leave it on while you are out and about and have dinner on the table in minutes. Serve it with homemade slaw and ranch dressing for the ultimate summer treat.
Top Tip: You could use chicken wings in place of thighs for this recipe.
#8. Italian Potato Frittata
You will experience all the tastes of summer with this simple Italian potato frittata with asparagus & feta recipe. Ready in just 20 minutes, experience a little bit of Italy in your kitchen at home.
Top Tip: If you have a fussy eater, replace the feta with fresh mozzarella cheese for a milder taste and replace the asparagus with fresh peas or green beans.
#9. Deconstructed Chicken Kiev and Potato Parcels
These tempting chicken and potato parcels have everything your kids will love, chicken breast, breadcrumbs and potatoes all cooked in interesting individual parcels. Serve with a simple salad or green beans for a great family dinner.
Top Tip: Leave out the parsley and cut back on the garlic if you have a fussy eater in the house!
#10. Sensational Summer Salad
This sensational summer potato salad is a riot of colour and a meal in itself. Quick and easy to prepare it can be ready in around 30minutes.
Top Tip: Use leftover boiled potatoes to have it on the table in 15 minutes.
Visit www.potato.ie for lots of delicious, quick and easy recipes to help mix up your meals and provide inspiration that will excite the family’s taste buds.
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Have your say! Have you tried any of these sensational summer potato recipes? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!