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Potato Recipes - Mashed, Baked, Hash Browns, Fries,Potato Salad

Simple Potato recipes you will love.

Potato recipes are probably the number 1 side dish with your main meal. Jazz them up and offer a good variety.

I've discovered so many ways to make potatoes that there is no way we can bore our taste buds.

When choosing potatoes for your recipes, be sure they are firm, smooth, and the color they are supposed to be. Softness, a green tinge, or wrinkly skin may indicate a potato that is past its prime.

How to Make Slim but Flavorful Mashed Potatoes

Instead of milk and butter, stir chicken broth or buttermilk into mashed potatoes.
Or, cook potatoes in chicken broth and garlic instead of water.

How to Get Mashed Potatoes Faster

Use convenience potato products such as

dehydrated potato flakes or buds
frozen, refrigerated or deli prepared mashed potatoes

Potato Salad Recipes

To prepare potatoes for potato salad, cook potatoes (1-inch pieces), covered, in 2 inches boiling water in medium saucepan for 10 to 12 minutes or until just tender; drain. Add dressing to potatoes while still warm. Add chopped vegetables (such as celery, onion and pickles) and chopped hard-boiled eggs; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.

Tips from the Pros:

How to Make the Best Potato Salad

Toss cooked cut-up potatoes with salad dressing while still warm for maximum flavor pick-up.

How to Make a Faster Potato Salad

Cut up potatoes before boiling to speed up cooking time.
Use pre-cut refrigerated potatoes to cut down prep time.
When making baked potatoes, bake extra. Refrigerate leftover potato and use for a salad.

French Fried Potatos

Traditional Fries
Cut potatoes into 1/4-inch thick strips. Add to bowl of ice water. Drain and pat very dry on paper towels. In deep-fat fryer or heavy saucepan, heat about 4 inches of vegetable oil to 390F. Place layer of potato strips in fryer basket and immerse in hot oil or, if using a saucepan, add a few potato strips at a time to hot oil. Cook about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; season with salt.

Skinny Oven Fries

Heat oven to 475F. Lightly coat 15 x 10-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray. Cut potatoes lengthwise into thin wedges. Arrange in even layer on baking pan; lightly brush all sides with vegetable oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; bake about 30 minutes or until crisp and golden brown, turning once or twice. Season again after turning, if desired. For variety, use garlic or seasoned salt in place of plain salt.

Roasted Potato Recipe

Potatoes are great roasted alone, with other vegetables or alongside a roast. Simply cut potatoes to desired size, toss with a little olive oil, add seasonings and roast.

Basic Roasted Potato

Heat oven to 425F. Toss cut-up potatoes (1-inch pieces or 1/2-inch thick wedges) with enough olive oil to coat lightly. Season with salt and pepper (or any seasoned salt). Arrange in even layer on lightly oiled shallow baking pan. Roast 20 to 30 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

Potato Recipe Tips from the Pros:

How to Make Roasted Potatoes Faster

Use convenience potato products such as refrigerated pre-cut potatoes.
Use prepared vinaigrette dressing to oil and season in one step. Toss cut potatoes with dressing before roasting.

How to Make Hash Brown Potatoes Faster

In large nonstick skillet, heat butter (or olive oil) over medium heat. Add coarsely shredded potatoes; cover and cook until bottom is golden brown, adjusting heat as necessary. Turn the potatoes over carefully to brown opposite side. Season with salt and pepper. Note: Turn only once for crisper potatoes.

Baked Potato Soup

3 lbs. red potatoes or regular
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1/4 cup flour
8 cup half-and-half
1 (16-ounce) block Velveeta cheese, melted
White pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
1/2 lb. bacon, fried crisply
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Dice unpeeled potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes. Place in a large Dutch oven, cover with water and bring to a boil. Let boil for 10 minutes or until 3/4 cooked.

In a separate large Dutch oven, combine melted margarine and flour, mixing until smooth. Place over low heat and gradually add half-and-half, stirring constantly. Continue to stir until smooth and liquid begins to thicken.

Add melted Velveeta. Stir well. Drain potatoes and add to cream mixture. Stir in pepper, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce.Cover and cook over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Place soup into individual serving bowls and top with crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, and parsley.

Pressure Cooked Potatoes

This is a very easy and simple potato recipe that you can do in no time and makes a delicious side dish to take the place of regular fired or boiled potatoes.

Easy & Quick Potato Recipe
Italian seasoning
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 can chicken broth
1 tbsp cooking oil

Cube your potatoes. Mix all the ingredients except the broth in a bowl, including the oil. Add the potatoes to the mix and mix thoroughly.

Add the broth to the pressure cooker. I like to then place in the perforated pan that came with the cooker and place the potatoes on that. It helps keep the potatoes from burning.

Once the cooker is pressurized, cook for about 5 minutes.

Sweet - Sweet Potato Recipe

2 pounds sweet potatoes---peel and grated
1/3 cup brown sugar---packed good
1/4 cup butter---melted
1/4 cup coconut---flaked
1/4 cup broken pecans---toasted
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

In a slow cooker, combine potatoes, sugar, butter, coconut, pecans and cinnamon. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours. Stir in coconut and vanilla extracts.

Now you may want to adjust this recipe. I find cinamon, which I love, really is not that tasty in stews or potato dishes. But I kept it in here because some people swear by it.

Grilled Potato Recipe

This is simple and doesn't really require a recipe, so to speak.

Simply cut potatoes, leaving the skin on (wash them real good first and then pat dry). I like to slice them in half, then slice each half into halves and cut the slices into 2 or 3 pieces, depending on the size.

Now take and marinate them in Italian dressing. You can use any other dressing if prefered. It's easiest to pour the dressing into a zip lock bag and drop in the potatoes. Shake them and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Remove the potatoes and place skin down on a heated grill. Close the lid and check the potatoes in about 5 minutes. If the skin looks crisp, turn them over and continue grilling until they are tender all the way through.

OK - I have no idea if this next potato recipe is any good, or whether to put it in with dessert recipes.It was suggested by a reader so here it is.

Potato Pudding Recipe

3 large potatoes
3 eggs (separated)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1 cup cream
1/2 fresh lemon (juice squeezed, and rind grated)

Boil, mash and cool the potatoes. Mix with egg yolks. When well blended, add egg whites, (which have been well beaten and combined with sugar) flour, salt, cream, and lemon, juice and grated rind.

Bake in a buttered dish until firm. Serve with sugar and cream. Also, said to be good when they are topped with fresh berries, sweetened and crushed.

Put in an oven at 350 F for 30 minutes or until firm.

Just as a side note, adding cheddar cheese to mashed potatoes when you mash them adds a delicious cheesy taste to them and really makes a nice change of pace.

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