Cooking with Carisma

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

This month, we’re celebrating Carisma potatoes, grown in the Riverland and Malee regions of South Australia.

From breakfast to dinner, Carisma potatoes can be boiled, roasted, air-fried, baked or mashed. Created for the modern diet, these spuds have 25% less carbohydrates and a low GI rating, making them perfect for everyone to enjoy.

From Wednesday 3 July to Tuesday 30 July, 25 cents from every Coles Australian Carisma Washed Potatoes 2 kg bag will be donated to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation to a maximum of $100,000. Grab a bag and get cooking!

Crispy Carisma Potato Galettes

Delicious, new Carisma potato recipes

Stephanie Alexander shares her crispy potato galettes topped with a speedy tomato sauce, goats cheese and fresh herbs. Courtney Roulston and Michael Weldon have more mouth-watering recipes starring potatoes. Keep your eyes on our Instagram and YouTube for the step-by-step recipes!

For members of the Kitchen Garden Program, explore our updated potato recipe collection on the Shared Table - our online resource library and community hub. One of our community favourites is the lightly spiced bolani katchalu (Afghan potato-filled pastries). Delicious!

All about spuds

All about spuds

Do you know how long it takes for a potato to fully mature? Or how many potatoes can grow from just one seed? Children at East Bentleigh Primary School get down to the roots of Carisma potatoes in this Q&A video with John Mitilo from Mitolo Family Farms. Members of the Kitchen Garden Program can find out more facts about potatoes and how Carisma potatoes were developed and are grown commercially in this educational resource. Members can also get the lowdown on growing their own potato crop with our new guide.

Thanks to East Bentleigh Primary School for sharing their beautiful garden with us and celebrating Carisma potatoes.

Thank you to Coles for partnering with us to reach more Australian children so they can develop positive health, wellbeing, sustainability and learning skills that last a lifetime.

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