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10 Different Ways To Make Potatoes

10 Different Ways To Make Potatoes

Potatoes are really good, but they may not be the best vegetable to eat. They still deserve to have a million different ways to eat them, though. So here are a bunch of different ways to make potatoes.

1. German Potato Salad

This is a warm potato salad with a bacon dressing on it. I know that sounds weird, but it tastes really good. This is one of my favorite ways to make potatoes.

Ingredients:

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  • 2 pounds of baby potatoes, halved
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 green onions, sliced

Steps:

1. In a large pot, cover the potatoes with water and season generously with salt. Bring water to a boil and cook until potatoes are easily pierced with a knife, 15-20 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly before transferring to a large serving bowl.

2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes. Reserve about 2 tablespoons of fat in the pan, and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

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3. Add red onion and cook over medium heat until starting to soften for about 3 minutes. Whisk in the apple cider vinegar, water, olive oil, Dijon mustard, and sugar. Bring mixture to a simmer, then turn off heat and season with salt and pepper.

4. Stir in green onions and gradually pour the mixture over the potatoes. Toss to combine and serve warm.

10 Different Ways To Make Potatoes

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2. Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Waffles

This is good because it’s made with the leftover mashed potatoes you have, so you’re not wasting anything. This is one of my favorite ways to make potatoes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped scallions
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Sour cream, for serving

Steps:

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1. Preheat the waffle maker and grease it with cooking spray. 

2. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, buttermilk, and eggs. Stir in the mashed potatoes, scallions, and cheese until well combined.

3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Fold the flour mixture into the potato mixture until it’s well combined. Scoop 1/2 to 2/3 cup of the mixture into the waffle maker, spreading it into an even layer. The mixture will not spread on its own, so you have to make sure to spread it yourself. Close the lid and let the waffle bake until golden brown and the egg is cooked throughout.

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4. Transfer the waffle to a serving plate then repeat the filling and baking process with the remaining potato mixture.

5. Serve the potato waffles topped with sour cream and garnished with additional chopped scallions.

10 Different Ways To Make Potatoes

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3. Parsnip and Potato Mash

These mashed potatoes have parsnips in them, which gives them a sweet taste. These are good ways to make potatoes that are good.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds of parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 12 sprigs of thyme
  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed

Steps:

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1. Place potatoes and parsnips in a large saucepan, add enough cold water to cover, and bring to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, reduce heat and simmer until just tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.

2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan on medium until foaming. Cook, stirring, until butter is golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes.

3. Add milk, thyme, and garlic, and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove them from the heat.

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4. Use a food mill, ricer, or masher to mash vegetables. Discard thyme from milk mixture, then fold mixture into the vegetables and season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper.

10 Different Ways To Make Potatoes

4. Stuffed Parmesan Potatoes

This is another of my favorite ways to make potatoes because it is really easy, and it tastes so good on a cold day. 

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Ingredients:

  • 3 medium russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of cream
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

Steps:

1. Pierce three scrubbed russet potatoes with a fork.

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2. Place them in a 2-quart baking dish, cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 17 minutes or until tender. Cut each in half, scoop the flesh into a bowl. Cut slices off the bottom.

3. Mash the flesh with cream, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, basil, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Spoon into potato halves, place in baking dish.

4. Top with remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, bake for 15 minutes in the oven at 425 degrees.

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10 Different Ways To Make Potatoes

5. Potato Salad with Sweet Corn, Bacon, and Red Onion

This is a classic potato salad with bacon and corn. These ways to make potatoes really good and really easy to make, too.

Ingredients:

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  • 2 pounds of small potatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 ear of sweet corn
  • 1/2 of a small red onion
  • 2 cups of baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Steps:

1. Place the potatoes in a large, wide pot, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons of salt, reduce heat, and simmer until the potatoes are just tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool.

2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate, break into pieces when cool.

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3. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper.

4. Cut the potatoes in half. Add the potatoes to the dressing and gently toss to coat. Fold in the bacon, corn, onion, arugula, and parsley.

10 Different Ways To Make Potatoes

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6. Mini Hasselback Potatoes with Chive Butter

The chive butter makes this one of the best ways to make potatoes that I’ve ever had. You’ll want to eat all of them when you make them.

Ingredients:

  • 16 small Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Flaked sea salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 bunch of chives, finely chopped

Steps:

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1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Make slits in the bottom, stopping with at least 1/4 inch left, do not cut all the way through the potato.

2. Gently toss the potatoes with the oil and 1/2 teaspoon of flaked salt and pepper. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet cut sides up. Roast until tender, golden brown, and crisp, about 55 to 60 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the butter and chives. Dollop small spoonfuls of the chive butter over the potatoes, gently toss, then transfer to a serving platter.

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10 Different Ways To Make Potatoes

7. Potato Skin Bites

These are really easy to make, and they taste really good. This is one of the best ways to make potatoes that you’ll love no matter what.

Ingredients:

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  • 3 russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

Steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice potatoes in 1/2-inch coins.

2. In a large bowl, toss the potato rounds in olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, cayenne, and garlic powder, and toss until evenly coated. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until lightly browned and tender, flipping halfway through.

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3. Top each potato round with cheese and bacon. Broil until melty, about 2 minutes.

4. Dollop sour cream onto each potato, and h=garnish with green onions.

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10 Different Ways To Make Potatoes

8. Classic Potato Salad

This is a normal potato salad, with mayonnaise and mustard. It sounds weird to mix potatoes with mustard, but this is one of my favorite ways to make potatoes.

Ingredients:

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  • 3 pounds of Yukon gold potatoes, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of chopped pickles
  • 1/2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped chives
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Butterhead lettuce, for serving

Steps:

1. In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and season generously with salt. Bring water to a boil and cook until potatoes are easily pierced with a knife, 12-15 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly.

2. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, red onion, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, pickles, and paprika. Stir until well combined. Fold in cooked potatoes, eggs, and chives, then season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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3. Serve over butterhead lettuce.

10 Different Ways To Make Potatoes

9. Mashed Potato Muffins

Muffins are always good, and making them somewhat healthy is always a plus. Enjoy these ways to make potatoes any time of day.

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Ingredients:

  • 10 1/2 ounces of boiled potatoes
  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of creme fraiche
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper

Steps:

1. Using a fork, mash the potatoes in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well.

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2. Transfer the mixture to a six-cup muffin tin. 

3. Bake for 15 minutes at 390 degrees.

10 Different Ways To Make Potatoes

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10. Potato Pizza

This is one of the best ways to make potatoes because you will get all of your nutritional value in one meal. You’ll love this so much.

Ingredients:

  • 1 potato
  • 2 tablespoons of Parmesan
  • 1/3 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 2 medium-sized mushrooms
  • 6 ounces of mozzarella
  • 1 egg
  • 4 slices of smoked ham

Steps:

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1. Wash the potato and cut it into thin slices. If the potato is fresh, without any sprouts shooting, then you can also eat the skin.

2. Heat some olive oil in a pan and place the potato slices in a fan shape, working from the outside in. The potatoes should overlap a bit.

3. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the potatoes and cover the pan. Let simmer for 5 minutes.

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4. Now pour the tomato sauce evenly over the potatoes, and add the oregano. Arrange the mushrooms and mozzarella in a circular pattern so that you leave a hole in the middle. Crack an egg into the middle of the potato pizza.

5. Cover the pan and leave it to cook for 6 minutes, before carefully transferring it to a plate.

6. Place ham on the pizza and season it with pepper.

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10 Different Ways To Make Potatoes

There are so many ways to make potatoes that I couldn’t include them all. Leave a recipe in the comments if I left out your favorite!

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