Saturday, August 13, 2022

20 Tasteful Ideas To Make With Potatoes

20 Tasteful Ideas To Make With Potatoes

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Whether they’re mashed, boiled, fried, or baked, there’s no question as to how perfect potatoes are when served. Everybody is a fan of these little starchy vegetables no matter if they’re served in breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just plainly eaten as snacks.

Perhaps one reason for this is this veggie’s versatility in cuisine, that even if one’s not so much of a fan, you can easily convince them otherwise with a recipe that would suit their taste. Let’s look at 20 of these enticing and all-so appetizing dishes you can make with potatoes.

1. Crispy Seasoned Cottage Fries

Tired of conventional French fries? Then try out this recipe to add a little twist to the crowd’s favorite snack. In this dish, the potatoes are sliced into thick discs, sprinkled with chili powder and Italian herbs, and baked until golden. It’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, perfect as a side dish of many meals. This recipe is not only limited to Italian herbs, you can be creative when putting on some spices to match your taste.

2. Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes is a very creative recipe taste-wise and aesthetic-wise. The potatoes are sliced into thin discs but only just before the edge to maintain their shape. The spuds are baked and smothered over by olive oil, butter, or any other fats until the slices fan out and the color becomes golden.

3. Potato Corn Chowder

Potatoes are perfect ingredients for soups as well! In this recipe, potatoes are cut into small chunks and are teamed up with bacon, corn, and other veggies you have in mind (you can be creative in this recipe), and boiled in broth and cream or milk. This thick and creamy recipe is perfect most especially for cold weather and seasons. What’s more perfect than putting together the fluffiness of cream and the tenderness of potatoes in one dish, right?

4. Potato Cake with Onions

This potato dish is already an all-in-one meal since you don’t need anything else to go with it. Potato Cake with Onions is thin-sliced potatoes baked along with Italian herbs, ham, and onions. It’s a tender and rich meal perfect for any occasion or any mealtime. You can even add sour cream powder if you feel it.

5. Mashed Potato Bites

Mashed Potato Bites are great alternatives for fries. These bites are made with mashed potatoes (leftovers or not), mixed in a mini muffin tin (or any tin of your choice) along with egg, shredded cheese, and green onions; boiled until golden. These are perfect to serve especially when you have guests or even just as a regular snack as they are very easy to make, yet very rich in flavor. Cheese and potatoes? What more can you ask for!

6. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

This recipe is rather a heavier meal. In this dish, potatoes are cut into thin slices laid in a tray layered with a sauce made of milk, chicken broth, and spices; and cheese. Its method is quite similar to how you make lasagna. But in this dish, potatoes are in the limelight.

7. Mashed Potato Pancakes

Similar to Mashed Potato Bites, you can use leftover mashed potatoes in this dish. These pancakes are made by a mixture of mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, eggs, flour, and sour cream (if you feel like putting some). These are also easily made and served and can be eaten as snacks.

8. Ground Meat Omelet

This is an easy-to-make Filipino dish! In this recipe, you can be creative in picking meat since it can go perfectly with ground beef, chicken, pork, fish, or a mix. Here, potatoes are mixed with ground meat along with carrots, red bell pepper and garlic, flour, and egg; all fried into mini omelets. It is perfect to go with the rice and any kind of soup.

9. Cheesy Potato Side Dish Casserole

Yes, another cheese and potato recipe because they are simply perfect together. Just like scalloped potatoes, this dish is also layered and baked. The difference is that this dish uses sour cream instead. The layers would go by potato slices, then sour cream, then cheese, and repeat until all the ingredients are used.

10. Melt in Your Mouth Potatoes

In this recipe, potatoes are roasted until they’re crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Potatoes are sliced into thick discs this time. What makes it work is that first, the potatoes are roasted in butter mixed with herbs to make the outside crispy, and then chicken broth is added second towards the end of the cooking to create a tender inside.

11. Creamy Mashed Potatoes

This is a dish perfect for Thanksgiving! It is also easy to make one. This is made with mashed potatoes, all beaten up with cream cheese, a little chicken broth, and salt and pepper to perfection. It’s a perfect kick-off of the regular but all-so-loved mashed potatoes. Anybody can do this dish with ease.

12. Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

As this dish is made using a slow cooker, expect a 4-hour wait for this treat, but it’s worth the time! In this dish, potatoes are wrapped in foil and baked in a slow cooker for about 4-8 hours depending on whether you choose high or low. The potatoes are cut in half and filled with grated cheese, sour cream, and fried bacon. It’s very time-consuming so you can relax and maybe watch some good series or movies as you wait.

13. Crispy Golden Smashed Potatoes

Ever heard of something smashed into perfection? Well, here it is. In this recipe, potatoes are smashed by a potato masher or even just the bottom of a heavy mug after being boiled until they soften. They are then smothered with butter and cheese, and baked in the oven to perfection. This requires a bit more effort, but it’s a challenge anyone can take!

14. Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

This dish is a little kick-off of the Creamy Mashed Potatoes. Instead of milky, smooth cream, how about a rich and kicking sour cream for a change? This recipe includes mashed potatoes, milk, unsalted butter, and the star, sour cream. It goes well with any occasion and any meals as well. It’s easy to make and worth trying.

15. Garlic Herb Muffin Pan Potato Galettes

You’ve heard it, a potato pancake! Just like Mashed Potato Bites, these muffins are also baked in almost the same size. The difference, however, is that the potatoes are sliced thin and stacked rather than mashed. Melted butter, olive oil, garlic, herbs, salt, and black pepper are added on before baking until golden.

16. Creamy Potato Salad

Salad enthusiasts would not want to miss this dish. In this recipe, potatoes are boiled and chopped into bite-size pieces. They are stirred together with salad cream and white pepper, then refrigerated for 30 minutes or up to overnight. It’s not much of a challenge to make and is a delight!

17. Sweet Potato and Chorizo Pizza

Potato over pizza is another perfect combination! This is more of a casual dish that everyone can enjoy on holidays and on some occasions. In this recipe, the potato is the sauce. Sweet potatoes are blended with some spices and spread over the dough with onions, mushrooms, bacon, and all. The method is not much of a challenge as well, but the results are *chef’s kiss*!

18. Crispy Cheese Bacon Potatoes

This recipe can stand as a main dish or a side dish. In this recipe, the bacon and potatoes are cooked separately. The bacon goes in first in the pan then the potatoes are later cooked on the same pan to absorb the grease of the bacon. They are then layered under the cheese and baked until it has melted. It’s a perfect breakfast and dinner choice in any season!

19. Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Mustard

This is a creative kick-off to regular roasted potatoes. What makes this special is the aroma of the rosemary and the richness of mustard perfectly marinated all over the potatoes. What’s great is that it only takes you minutes to make as all you have to do is coat the bite-sized red potatoes with the sauce and voila! It’s also served well cold or hot so it’s pretty much all up to your preference.

20. Potato Skin Burgers

Replacing regular buns with potato skins is an innovative and satisfying idea. The concept of this recipe is fitting all your wanted burger condiments and ingredients into your sliced potato! We’re talking about meat, onions, red peppers, and Braves sauce for that matter. It’s quite of a challenge to make but it’s both fun and delicious when served.

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