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From dauphinoise to hasselback potatoes, they’re easily one of the most versatile ingredients you can find. Whether they’ve been scalloped, mashed, baked, fried, or tossed in a salad, you’ll find plenty of recipes with potatoes for every night of the week.
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Potato Recipe Ideas: Tips and Tricks to Make the Most Delicious Potato Recipes at Home
From the ultimate vegetarian potato recipes to family-friendly meals utilising potatoes, such as the humble chips, you can use this potato recipe hub to discover tasty potato dishes including scalloped potatoes, hasselback potatoes and dauphinoise potatoes. You’ll be truly amazed how many recipes with potatoes there are.
The Ultimate Creamy, Rich and Indulgent Scalloped Potato RecipeWhether for a family gathering, holiday feast, or as a side dish for a special date, scalloped potatoes can be a real showstopper if done right. First, let’s get the basics out of the way. Classic scalloped potatoes consist of thinly sliced potatoes layered in a casserole dish and baked in rich heavy cream sauce. Sometimes the cream is infused with aromatics like garlic or herbs. The end result? Tender, golden-brown, bubbly potato heaven.
Tips for making the best scalloped potatoes:
- Use yellow or red potatoes as they hold their structure better than russet potatoes
- Thinly slice your potatoes to no more than ¼ inch (use a mandoline if you have one)
- Make your cream sauce using a basic roux (butter and flour) then slowly add in heavy cream and infuse with garlic and thyme
- Bake covered in a casserole dish for about an hour or until bubbling
- You’re probably thinking, “where’s the cheese?” and we wouldn’t blame you. Cheese can take most potato dishes to the next level, but it’s actually the key difference between scalloped potatoes and potatoes au gratin. Traditional scalloped potatoes don't include cheese as an ingredient. If you ask us, we’d say throw tradition to the wind and include some shredded melty cheese in between layers of your scalloped potatoes. A sharp cheddar or gouda perhaps?
How to cook a jacket potato to perfection
The humble baked potato is the perfect accompaniment to almost any meal. In its simplest form, a baked potato is flavourful and crisp on the outside and pillowy soft and fluffy on the inside. All you really need for a great baked potato is some firm russet potatoes, salt and pepper, and a little olive oil. Here’s the method for a perfect baked potato in three simple steps:
- Step 1: Preheat the oven to 170°C. Prick potatoes all over with a fork, rub with oil, and season with salt and pepper.
- Step 2: Place the potatoes directly on your oven rack and bake for roughly 60 to 70 minutes.
- Step 3: Cut open each potato; season with salt and pepper and top with your favourite toppings.
If you happen to have an instant read kitchen thermometer, the perfect doneness of a baked potato is 100°C when placed in the centre of the potato. If you don’t have a thermometer, simple squeeze and make sure it’s super soft.
For toppings, many people like to go all out with the fully loaded option, which can include sour cream, chives or green onion, bacon bits and shredded cheese. Although some people swear by just a little butter, and salt and pepper. Whatever you choose, your baked potato is sure to be delicious.
Potato salad is the perfect side dish for back garden BBQs and summertime picnics, and with this basic southern-style potato salad recipe, everyone will be asking for seconds. Potato salad is all about comfort and flavour, so don’t hold back on the mayonnaise and seasoning!
For potato salad ingredients, you’ll want a few pounds of firm yellow potatoes, a cup and a half of mayonnaise, two celery stalks, some red or green onions, a few pinches of celery salt and smoked paprika, and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard. Optionally, you can include hard boiled eggs and relish in your potato salad.
From there it’s easy:
- Dice potatoes, add them to a large pot of boiling salted water and cook until the potatoes are tender.
- Whisk together the mayo, celery salt, vinegar and mustard, and add them to a large bowl with diced celery and onions.
- Mash in the drained potatoes and season with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
- Chill your potato salad for a couple hours before serving. Potato salad will also keep for several days in the refrigerator.
That’s all it takes to make potato salad. But why not make it your own? Try using olive oil instead of mayo, peppers instead of celery, or try different seasonings like curry powder or cumin for something interesting!
Master the art of mashed potatoes in 5 steps
Is there anything better than good old fashioned mashed potatoes? A true crowd favourite, mashed potatoes can be served velvety smooth, or just barely mashed. Either way, there are some basic ingredients to use and simple rules to follow when making your next batch of mashed potatoes.
When making mashed potatoes, we’d highly recommend using a starchy potato, like russet or yukon gold instead of waxy potatoes like red or white. Don’t skimp on butter and dairy (that’s what makes mashed potatoes so delicious). Also, don’t over mix your mashed potatoes, otherwise they’ll get pasty. Here’s a simple five step recipe for mashed potatoes that will never fail you:
- Step 1: Peel and cut about 5 lbs of potatoes into small chunks, put them in a large pot and fill with water until 1 inch above the potatoes. Bring to a boil until potatoes are fork tender (10-12 minutes) then drain.
- Step 2: Melt about 4-6 tablespoons of butter and mix with 1 cup of whole milk. Optionally you can add minced garlic.
- Step 3: Mash potatoes using a potato masher and slowly add in your butter and milk mixture until fully incorporated.
- Step 4: Taste and season with salt and pepper until you’re satisfied.
- Step 5: Top with whatever you like! Try chives, extra butter, maybe even shredded cheese. Then serve and enjoy!
From soups to salads, sweet potatoes are perfect for all sorts of recipes
Whether it’s blended into savoury soups, added to a potato salad, or mashed, baked, and topped with marshmallows (for really special occasions), sweet potatoes can elevate almost every meal. Packed full of nutrients, sweet potatoes are a complex carbohydrate and a great alternative to regular potatoes.
Did you know that when you roast a sweet potato properly, a natural reaction occurs in the potato that brings out the sweetness of a sweet potato to a whole new level? We’ll go over a great way to add sweet potato to your next meal.
- First, find 2-4 medium to small sweet potatoes (the smaller the sweeter) and wash and scrub the skins.
- Preheat your oven to 200° and place a rack in the middle of the oven.
- Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and coat in olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.
- Place sweet potatoes cut side down on a piece of parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet drizzle.
- Roast until sweet potatoes are tender and cut sides are browned, 25–30 minutes.
Once your sweet potatoes are perfectly roasted, you can top them with all kinds of ingredients. There’s the simple butter and salt and pepper, or you can drizzle with honey, a few dabs of your favourite hot sauce, a sprinkle of cumin, or even toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) - the options are endless!
How to make roast potatoes super delicious
One of the best things about roast potatoes is the wonderful combination of textures found in each and every bite. Crispy crunchy on the outside, buttery soft on the inside, roast potatoes are hard to beat. But what’s the best way to make the perfect roast potatoes? It’s all about the method.
- Simply tossing some diced potatoes onto a baking sheet with some olive oil won't get that near-caramelised exterior and fluffy interior. The easiest way to make unbelievable roast potatoes is to boil them before you roast them. Any kind of potato will work. You can try russet, yukon gold, red, white or yellow. Boil them whole first until fork tender, then drain them and let them cool.
- From there, cut the potatoes down into smaller pieces, then toss with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. Place potatoes on a baking tray covered with parchment paper - but don’t over crowd them. If the pieces are too close together they’ll steam instead of roasting. Roast the potatoes at 425° for about 30-35 minutes, until golden brown and sizzling.
Roasted potatoes can be seasoned with fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary, or spices like smoked paprika or onion powder. Another favourite is classic garlic. Roast potatoes are versatile and can really add flavour and texture to any meal.
How to make chips from the comfort of your own home
You don’t have to wait to go to a restaurant to enjoy french fries. You can make the ultimate comfort food from the comfort of your own home. French fries might seem intimidating, but they’re really not that hard to make. With a few steps you can indulge in perfectly crispy french fries tonight.
The most important thing to remember is to use russet potatoes. Waxy potatoes won’t achieve the same texture. From there, follow these steps to cook chips:
- Step 1: Peel and slice the 3 lbs of potatoes 1/2 inch thick.
- Step 2: Soak in cold water for at least an hour and up to overnight.
- Step 3: Rinse them twice (you want to remove all the excess starch) and pat dry.
- Step 4: Heat a few inches of peanut or canola oil in a dutch oven or cast iron pan to 160 degrees. Fry them in batches for about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel.
- Step 5: Increase the heat to 200 degrees. Fry again until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
Season the french fries liberally with salt, then dip them in ketchup and enjoy! To reheat french fries, warm them in a 200 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Just remember to never microwave your french fries unless you want soggy fries.
This hasselback potato recipe is sure to be a real winnerHasselback potatoes are one of the most impressive potato dishes you can make. Not only do they look great, they taste great too. Hasselback potatoes have everything you love about potatoes all rolled up in one perfect side dish. They have the same crispy edges as french fries, but with middle bits as creamy as classic mashed potatoes. The best thing about Hasselback potatoes? They’re actually really easy to make.
For ingredients, you’re going to need about 3 lbs of potatoes (any kind of potato will do), one stick of butter, salt, and some fresh sage. From there, you’re only three steps away from amazing Hasselback potatoes.
- Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Peel potatoes, and cut them crosswise into thin slices, stopping ¼ inch before cutting all the way through.
- Step 2: Place potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and gently press down to fan slices in one direction.
- Step 3: Brush potatoes all over with ½ cup of melted butter. Tuck some sage leaves into each potato slice and season with salt. Roast potatoes until fork-tender and golden brown for about 25–30 minutes. Let rest a few minutes before serving.
Some people love to top Hasselback potatoes with sour cream and chives. Some people just like a little drizzle of olive oil. Whatever you end up having with your Hasselback potatoes, you’ll definitely want seconds.
How to boil potatoes to perfection
If you want to know how long to boil potatoes, we have the answer. Boiling potatoes is one of the easiest ways to prepare potatoes. One of the other things to consider when boiling potatoes is all the things you can do with them once they’re boiled. As mentioned above, you can roast them or mash them, or use them in a potato salad. But one of the big questions is how long to boil potatoes?
The simple answer: 10 - 20 minutes. The long answer: it depends on a lot of factors. Knowing how long to boil potatoes depends on what kind of potato you’re using, what size the pieces are, whether the potatoes are peeled or not, and just how “done” you want your potatoes.
Whether you’re boiling potatoes tonight for dinner or wonder if you’ve been boiling potatoes, here’s a few steps showing you exactly how long to boil potatoes:
- Step 1: Scrub potatoes clean or peel. Then cut the potatoes into large, evenly-sized cubes.
- Step 2: Cover potatoes with cold water in a large pot and salt heavily.
- Step 3: Bring water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Do not cover!
- Step 4: Check potatoes after 5 minutes. Cubed potatoes cook more quickly than whole potatoes. Check every 5 minutes.
- Step 5: Potatoes are ready when they are tender enough to pierce with a fork.
- Step 6: Drain and you’re all done!
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