Potato Recipes



Potatoes are one of the best blank canvases for flavor. Whether you're having a side of fries with a burger, crispy hash browns with eggs or mashed potatoes with your turkey, potatoes are often the perfect sidekick to a great main dish. Unfortunately, potatoes are one of those foods that has to be cooked to transform them from inedible to delicious—but we won't hold it against them. And despite getting a bad rap for being a starchy, high-carbohydrate ingredient, spuds are also high in vitamin B-6, vitamin C and potassium. F&W's guide to potatoes includes common cooking mistakes to avoid, delicious recipes and kitchen techniques that can make dinner prep a breeze.

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Smashed Sage-Butter Potatoes

Smashing steamed potatoes creates craggy edges that soak up plenty of the aromatic sage-infused browned butter. Pick out similiar-sized potatoes to ensure even cooking. Brian Marcy served this easy fall side dish at a harvest feast at Big Table Farm, a winery in Gaston, Oregon.

The World's Best Spud Recipes Come from This Potato Paradise

On Canada’s Prince Edward Island, everyone is crazy for the sweet, satisfying potatoes that go so well with summer seafood.

Master Latkes

For a more traditional latke, grate the potatoes and onions by hand; they’ll release more moisture before frying and be slightly denser. Using a food processor will result in a thicker cut and a more hash brown–style fritter.

20 Simple Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potatoes are one of the most delicious, comforting, and easy-to-use fall and winter ingredients—sweet and savory, they're versatile, to boot. Sometimes, there's nothing cozier than a simple baked sweet potato, piping hot out of the oven. For an easy, healthy, nutrition-packed weeknight dinner side dish, it's hard to beat the savory-sweet creaminess of mashed sweet potatoes. Looking to include more sweet potatoes in your cooking repertoire this year? Here are 20 of our favorite simple and healthy sweet potato recipes for inspiration—try a sweet potato casserole, sweet potatoes with cider and brown sugar, and our best sweet potato pies to start.

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Crispy Potato Rounds

A combination of olive oil and butter gives these potato rounds incredible flavor and a golden, crispy crust.

Cracked New Potatoes with Fennel Raita

This veggie main from chef Biju Thomas uses every part of the fennel plant. He quarters and grills the bulb until mellow and tender, dresses thinly sliced fresh stalks with lemon, and stirs the feathery fronds into a yogurt raita spiked with fresh ginger. You can source bright yellow fennel pollen from La Boîte, or substitute ground toasted fennel seeds. Slideshow: More Potato Recipes

Caramel Potatoes

Home cook Nadine Levy Redzepi serves these classic sticky-sweet caramelized potatoes as part of a meal that includes roast goose, pork belly and red cabbage. A good hit of crunchy salt is delicious here. Slideshow: More Potato Recipes