5 Links to Read Before Cooking Potatoes

November 27, 2013

Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: The intersection of two holidays means potatoes for everyone.

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This Thursday marks the momentous overlap of Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah, or as some like to call it, Thanksgivukkah. If there were ever a poster child for such an occasion, it would be the potato. The versatile spud can be shredded for latkes, mashed, layered in a gratin or salt-roasted. And since this holiday only comes around once every 70,000 years, you should probably make as many potato dishes as possible to celebrate. These links will help.

  • Avoid these common mistakes when cooking potatoes. (Food & Wine.)
  • The secret to perfectly crisp potatoes, every time. (Serious Eats.)

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