Potatoes make an excellent addition in restaurant dishes because there are just so many ways you can prepare them. Here are 6 potato recipes and different ways you could use this very versatile root crop.
This one might be an obvious choice, but it always works as a side dish around the world, so there is always a place for it in your menu! These golden sticks of deep fried goodness are usually paired with hamburgers. It’s finger food that’s convenient and easy to prepare — just slice some potatoes and toss it in hot oil until they become golden yellow.
The crunchier alternative to French Fries, potato chips have also been used as a side dish to hand-held sandwiches. Potatoes are sliced very thinly and deep fried, or sometimes even baked to create a crispy texture.
A healthier option to deep-fried potatoes, baked potatoes are generally topped with some sauces and condiments like sour cream and bacon.
Usually seen in breakfast dishes, shredded potatoes can be used to create hash browns—a deep-fried accompaniment to eggs and ham or bacon for a traditional American breakfast— or a simple potato hash made with meat and spices that can be elevated depending on the ingredients placed.
This dish makes use of breadcrumbs, cheese, eggs, and butter, along with potato slices that are carefully layered and baked. The more common potato gratin is often called Scalloped Potatoes or Potato au Gratin and can be served as a prelude to the main course.
The potato recipes for this side dish are endless! Mashed potatoes balance out the rich flavors of the other ingredients it accompanies with its creamy and neutral taste. They can even be chunky or smooth in consistency, depending on where it’s used.
These are just some of the many potato recipes that can be created with such a multi-purpose ingredient, and it will continue to be a product of creativity and innovation in the kitchen as cuisines across the globe evolve and improve over time.
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Side Dish: Usually an accompaniment to viands like chicken or beef, this is best served with dishes like Chicken Galantina—a unique take on the classic Roast chicken, which is sure to leave guests feeling satisfied.
Casserole: Aside from cheese as the usual topping, potatoes can also be used on casserole dishes. When baked in the oven, the mashed potato topping adds a crunchy on the outside, soft in the inside bite that adds contrast to the filling.
Croquettes: These are generally served as an appetizer, along with a dipping sauce. Croquettes can be tailor-fit for any palette and can even be vegetarian. Try a simple four cheese Mashed Potato Croquette for starters and serve it with a Marinara dipping sauce!
Soup: Making a cream soup with some vegetables? Mashed Potatoes can be used to bind flavors together or even be used as a thickener! Just blend all the ingredients together for a rich and creamy consistency. Some soup recipes that you can try out include this Roasted Asparagus and Onion Soup with Knorr Mashed Potatoes and Barley.