DENVER, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the United States Potato Board (USPB), in partnership with Better Homes and Gardens magazine, launched the Ultimate Potato Recipe Contest in search of innovative potato recipes.
Participants are invited to put their own unique twists on traditional potato dishes. Submissions may include main dishes, side dishes, appetizers and snacks and can be appropriate for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even dessert - as long as the recipe is original and contains potatoes, whether one potato type or three, it's eligible. And, with seven unique potato types available – Russets, reds, yellows, whites, fingerlings, petites and purples – the possibilities are endless. Mashed, baked, roasted or boiled, this contest welcomes potato recipe submissions of all kinds!
A panel of judges including representatives from the esteemed Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen and the US Potato Board will determine the winning recipe submission. The winner will be awarded $500 and the opportunity to be featured in a future issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Recipes must be submitted by October 31, 2012. Participants must be legal residents of one of the 50 US states or the District of Columbia, and be 21 years of age or older. To submit a contest entry and to read the complete official rules, visit www.bhg.com/ultimatepotatorecipe.
Potatoes are not only the ultimate ingredient; they're also a nutritional powerhouse. A single skin-on medium-sized (5.3 ounce) potato has just 110 calories, more potassium than a banana and almost half your daily value of vitamin C (45 percent) and zero fat, sodium or cholesterol.
Looking for recipe inspiration? Visit www.potatogoodness.com for potato recipe ideas and visit the USPB's Facebook Fan Page to sign-up for a weekly recipe email to receive a new recipe in your email inbox each week.
About the United States Potato Board
The United States Potato Board (USPB) is the nation's potato marketing and research organization. Based in Denver, Colorado, the USPB represents more than 2,500 potato growers and handlers across the country. The USPB was established in 1971 by a group of potato growers to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. Today, as the largest vegetable commodity board, the USPB is proud to be recognized as an innovator in the produce industry and dedicated to positioning potatoes as a nutrition powerhouse—truly, goodness unearthed.
About Better Homes and Gardens
Reaching nearly 40 million readers every month, the Better Homes and Gardens brand extends across the web, tablet, mobile, social, broadcast, broadband and numerous licensed products, serving and connecting women who are passionate about their homes and the lives they create there. A Meredith publication, Better Homes and Gardens inspires women to dream and gives them the confidence to move from dreaming to doing. For more information, please visit www.bhg.com.
SOURCE United States Potato Board