Our potato skillet involves a lot of stirring and combining of ingredients. Kids of all ages can totally help with these tasks. Ask your kids how they imagine all the ingredient flavors will taste when mixed together!
While your kids are helping out, you can also pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: POTATO.
- Potatoes are a leading vegetable crop in the United States and Idaho produces more potatoes than any other state.
- You can make so many things with potatoes! To name a few…french fries, hash browns, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, potato bread, scalloped potatoes, potato soup, tater tots, chips.
- Eat the skin! Potato skin is super high in Potassium. Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure and keep our muscles healthy.
Below are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Catchall Potato Skillet Recipe. Simply hover over each image for details. Make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!
To help with the potatoes, kids can:
Kids can use a safe knife to chop potatoes into small wedges.
Add water to cover potatoes in pan
Bring potato water to a boil
This teaches kids to pay attention to the stovetop and see what happens to water when it gets that hot. Yay science!
Set timer for potatoes to boil
Grown-ups can teach kids how to use a timer for cooking.
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To help with the skillet mix, kids can:
*HELP CHOP AND MEASURE OUT VEGGIES
Paint the skillet with cooking oil
A pastry or basting brush works great.
Stir sausage until no longer pink
Make sure kids use a long spoon so they don't burn their arms.
Combine veggies with cooked sausage
Seriously lovin’ these kid-friendly knives!
*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous.