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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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.
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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.
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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
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Beef Tallow Potatoes with Spicy Paprika

Chef Norberto Piattoni of Brooklyn’s Mettā knows the way to our hearts, and it involves cooking potatoes in beef fat (and French fry connoisseurs swear by its superior flavor). A blend of paprika, chili powder, and vinegar coats every crackly crevice of the fingerling potatoes here. You can ask your butcher for the beef fat trimmings of prime cuts like ribs and brisket. Slideshow: More Potato Recipes
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Fried Onions and Parsley

“For those of you who have struggled with these in the past, I can offer you a few tips to make your life easier: Don’t oversteam or they will fall apart, never giving them a chance to hit that oil. Don’t understeam or you’ll never be able to crush them. Let them cool a bit before you smash them so they also dry out a bit, making them less likely to fall apart. The oil must be hot. Think of this as a shallow-fry: if the oil is not hot enough, it will soak into the potato rather than crisp it up.” Reprinted from Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes. Copyright © 2017 by Alison Roman. Photographs by Michael Graydon and Nikole Herriott. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Slideshow: More Potato Recipes
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Roasted Potatoes

Ayesha Curry uses a colorful mix of potatoes in her pan-roast, which also includes sweet shallots and lots of delicious garlic. To season the potatoes simply, she uses spicy harissa seasoning as well as a fragrant hit of cumin. Slideshow: More Roasted Potato Recipes