Recipe: Potato Supreme

Eric Armstrong
2 min readMay 31, 2023

A fast & delicious meal for people who don’t cook.

My book, The “Secret Science” of Weight Loss, included all of the recipes I was using at the time. But I’ve added a few since then! So I’m starting a recipe series. (This one is in the book, but I’ve expanded the instructions and added some options.)

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  1. Preparation
    — Rinse the potato(s), picking out any “eyes” (arsenic forms there).
    — If you see green under the skin when you do that, peel it completely.
    — (the potato was exposed to sunlight. The green layer contains arsenic)
  2. Nuke a potato to “bake” it
    — You can also bake it if you prefer, but nuking is faster
    — The goal is “still firm on the inside”
    — A fork should enter easily, but encounter resistance in the middle
    (not too much, but some)
    — The less resistance, the more fully cooked the starch, so it’s sweeter.
    — But it’s the “resistant starch” that feeds the gut, so you want a blend.
    — About 3 minutes for a medium potato works for me.
    — Adjust up or down depending on size/number of potatoes
  3. Cut into sections
    — One long cut end-to-end down the middle of the top
    — Turn 90 degrees and make a long cut down the side
    — Then cut across into bite-sized sections (1/2" to 3/4")
  4. Big pat of butter
    — I use Land of Lakes Butter & Olive Oil blend
    — It spreads easily, tastes good, and is reasonably healthy.
    — 1 large tsp for a medium potato (I like butter!)



Eric Armstrong

Eric Armstrong has written books on weight loss, golf, meditation, & yoga. He even builds a Yoga Meditation Bench. Turns out it’s an Ancient Tradition!