14 New Ways to Show Off Potatoes

October 27, 2014

The ever-popular, ever-praised, yet ever-humble potato: You love to enjoy them fried to a salty crunch, baked with butter, and mashed to creamy perfection. You know just how you like to prepare potatoes and you've got your favorite dishes down to a science.

But sometimes your potatoes are begging to be dressed up. Why not play potato dominoes or scallop and caramelize the little tubers? To change up the routine a bit, we've pulled together recipes that will shed new light on your potatoes. (And we don't mean to brag, but there's even a claim on the best pan-roasted potatoes -- no big deal.) Pair one of these dishes with a nice rib eye and a glass of red wine, and you're golden.

Spanish Roasted Potato Salad by MySocialChef

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Potato, Mushroom, and Caramelized Onion Pierogi by Jamie@lifesafeast


Monica's Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes by EmilyC


Francis Mallmann's Potato Dominoes by Genius Recipes 


Creamy Potato Soup with Bacon Vinaigrette by OB Cookie


Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions by Katheryn's Kitchen


Pommes Dauphinoise (Potatoes au Gratin) by Merrill Stubbs


José Pizarro's Salt-Crusted Potatoes with Cilantro Mojo by Genius Recipes


Roasted Slap Fries with Srirachannaise by viblanco


Bert Greene's Potato Scallion Cakes (Fritterra) by Genius Recipes


The Best Pan-Roasted Potatoes by Gretchen @ Backyardnotes


Anya von Bremzen's Potato Soup with Fried Almonds by Genius Recipes


 Mashed Potato Cakes with Broccoli and Cheese by Merrill Stubbs


A Medley of Roasted Potatoes with Homemade Za'atar & Aleppo Pepper by onetribegourmet

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Kels M. November 5, 2014
Okay, get this Idaho girl some spuds, STAT!
ducksandbooks October 30, 2014
This reminded me of watching the "cycle of potatoes" at boarding school. There would be boiled potatoes one night, then home fries (made with chopped leftover potatoes), or baked potatoes and then potato soup. Sometimes we'd get rosties (like latkes, but thicker and with less onion), or even hashbrowns (always greasy)-- but those were only on breakfast for dinner nights.
Laura B. November 8, 2014
That's crazy! I wish my school days had such potato concoctions. Thanks for sharing!