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National Tater Day

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March 31
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It's time to celebrate National Tater Day on March 31! This day has been celebrated since the mid-1980s and is a great excuse to indulge in your favorite potato dishes. From mashed potatoes to french fries, there's something for everyone when it comes to taters. Not only are they delicious, but they are also incredibly versatile, with endless possibilities when it comes to cooking up some new recipes. So get ready to enjoy all the goodness that taters have to offer and have a happy National Tater Day!

History of National Tater Day

National Tater Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1849</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Potato Cultivation Peaks</div><div class='timeline-text'>By this time, potatoes had become the major crop in Ireland, providing sustenance for the majority of the population.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1855</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Tater Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Benton, Kentucky had its first 'Tater Day', initially a day of trading sweet potatoes, which evolved into a celebration of the starchy tubers over time.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1908</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Peel Appeal</div><div class='timeline-text'>The popular cooking method of peeling and boiling potatoes was patented by Joseph Rose.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Frozen French Fries</div><div class='timeline-text'>The commercial production of frozen French fries started, allowing people to enjoy potatoes without peeling or cooking.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Potato Genome Project</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Potato Genome Project aimed at understanding the genetic makeup of the potato was initiated.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Tater Day Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The day was first recognized at the national level in the United States, celebrating the potato and its importance to our diet.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Tater Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake tater tot casserole</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Tater tot casserole is easy and delicious. Layer tater tots with cooked ground beef and a cream of mushroom soup sauce. Top with shredded cheese and bake in the oven until bubbly and golden brown.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make tater tot nachos</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>This one's a no brainer. Just layer tater tots with your favorite nacho ingredients, top with cheese, and bake in the oven until it's hot and melty.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a tater tot pizza</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Tater tots make a great pizza crust! Place your tater tots on a greased baking sheet and top with your favorite pizza toppings. Bake in the oven until cheese is melted and bubbly.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Fry up some tater tots</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There's nothing like a good, old fashioned deep fried tater tot. Heat up some oil, add your tater tots, and let them fry for about 5 minutes until golden brown.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make tater tot breakfast burritos</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Scramble some eggs, add some fried tater tots, and wrap it all up in a warm flour tortilla. Top with your favorite burrito toppings such as salsa, sour cream, cheese, etc.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Tater Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Taters are a good source of nutrients</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Potatoes are incredibly nutritious, packed with fiber and essential vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin C, and B vitamins. They can also be easily adapted to different flavor profiles thanks to their ability to absorb flavors from marinades, herbs or spices - so they're great for creating healthy yet flavorful dinners!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Taters are versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's more than one way to eat your taters! French fries are always a favorite, but potatoes can also be boiled, mashed or baked for an easy side dish. And if you're feeling creative, try roasting potatoes with rosemary, garlic and olive oil for a delicious vegan meal.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Taters can be budget friendly</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>That pound of potatoes in your grocery store is not only nutrient dense but cost effective as well. Potatoes are often cheaper than other family favorites such as burgers or deli sandwiches meaning that it will stretch your dollar even further at the grocery store while still providing hearty meals!</p></div></div>

5 Unearthed Facts for National Tater Day

National Tater Day FAQs

When is National Tater Day?

National Tater Day is celebrated on March 31 every year. In 2024 National Tater Day falls on a Sunday.

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