Breakfast buffet
August 19th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.

Morning, tater - it's National Potato Day. Mashing news, no?

Salute your spud. Butter it up. Toot the tuber's horn. Today's the day to nab an order of French fries, grab a bag of potato chips, roast a few wedges, bake a whole one - after all, it is one of America's most consumed vegetables.

And for all you carbo-counting crazies out there, we'll have you know one normal-sized potato with the skin contains 45 percent of the recommended daily value for vitamin C and 620 milligrams of potassium. We spud you not.

What's on TV?

"Future Food" - Discovery Health, 1:30 p.m. ET
Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche create edible packaging peanuts.

"Bizarre Food with Andrew Zimmern" - Travel Channel, 2 p.m. ET
Andrew hunts iguanas, goes conch-diving and eats local street food while in Trinidad and Tobago.

"Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin" - Food Network, 8 p.m. ET
Jeff embraces native Kiwi cuisine - from green-finned eels to colonial goose.

"Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape" - BBC, 9 p.m. ET
In southern India, the meat-loving chef tests out vegetarianism and samples "the hottest curry in the world."

How do you take your tater? Tot it down in the comments.

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  1. EML21

    The potato is such a wonderful, versitle veggie! I can't think of a single way i don't like them?! My personal favorite; a good fried potato with garlic, butter, onions, and peppers... Yummmmm

    August 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  2. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    Red potatoes baked in a butter/minced garlic glaze = heaven.

    August 19, 2010 at 9:43 am |
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