Potato stuffed with borage and parmesan

How to cook boiled stuffed potatoes with borage

What is  borage and how do we cook it?

Borage (Borago officinalis L.) is a wild plant, formerly cultivated, which is used for edible and medicinal purposes.

In edible use its leaves are mainly used , which are very pleasant to the palate and  very versatile in the kitchen.

On the other hand, the oil extracted from its seeds, which is rich in omega 6 fats, is used because of its  anti-inflammatory properties.

What does this recipe provide us?

recipe stuffed potatoes borage parmesan
Potatoes stuffed with borage and parmesan.

It is a dish rich in carbohydrates (from the potato).

Borage provides fiber, many beta-carotenes and many folates (vitamin B9). All these vitamins and components are good for health, especially because they lower cholesterol and improve heart health.

Parmesan is one of the richest cheeses in protein and calcium.

Ingredients of boiled stuffed potatoes with borage

Elaboration of boiled stuffed potatoes with borage

  • Wash the bunch of borage well and separate the leaves from the stem.
  • Boil the borage leaves and drain.
  • Mix in a blender the borage with the cream and a teaspoon of Parmesan. Salt to taste and reserve. The result is a very tasty vegetable filling, which combines very well with the potato.
  • Wash and peel the potatoes.
  • Boil the potatoes, or steam them, then peel and cut in half or sliced, to add the filling that we have prepared.
  • Bake with a little parmesan sprinkled on top.
  • Serve as a starter or as an accompaniment to main courses.

Recipe courtesy of  Montserrat Enrich of the blog: Gastronomia salvatge

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

8 October, 2019

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