Ah, the potato. While National Potato Lovers month may be over, our love of this fantastic vegetable will never cease. As one of the most versatile vegetables, there are numerous ways to prepare it to fit your tastes and meals. Whether your favorite is mashed potatoes, french fries or au gratin, you've come to the right place. We've compiled our list of the 7 best ways to prepare the wonderful potato. Potato lovers rejoice!
1. Mashed Potatoes
A crowd and all-time favorite. How you like your mashed potatoes is totally up to you. Skins or no skins? Buttery or salty? Creamy or chunky? There is no wrong way enjoy your mashed potatoes. They also make the perfect addition to a steak and veggie dinner. Need a quick recipe, make your mashed potatoes in 30 minutes or less.
#SpoonTip: Add a little garlic salt for quick and easy garlic mashed potatoes.
2. French Fries
While not the healthiest, french fries are definitely an American favorite. The taste, the texture, the smell. What's not to love? You'll be hard pressed to meet an American who doesn't like french fries. If you're looking for a healthy spin on this salty snack, check this out.
3. Baked Potatoes
Maybe you're an only butter type of person, or maybe you're a sour cream, chive, bacon, and cheese type of person. Go simple! Go crazy! Doesn't matter, every choice is mouthwateringly delicious.
4. Hasselback Potatoes
An alternative to the baked potato, Hasselback potatoes can take you to a whole other level of yum. Easy to prepare, Hasselback potatoes are anything but a hassle. Add garnish like you would for a baked potato.
Gnocchi used to be one of those Italian kinds of pasta that I used to avoid. That was until I went to Italy, made homemade gnocchi in a cooking and was hooked. Your choice of sauce, garlic bread and a glass of red wine. It's like eating in Tuscany all over again.
6. Oven-Roasted Potatoes
Let your Top Chef persona take over. Throw some thinly sliced potatoes in a pan, go crazy with some seasoning and olive oil. Violà, seasoned potatoes ready to be roasted. If you want your potatoes done quicker, broil instead of roast.
#SpoonTip: Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes before seasoning so your seasoning sticks to your potatoes. Rosemary and garlic make great seasoning.
7. Potato Skins
Or by their more hip name, twice-baked potatoes. The most underrated on our list, the potato skins. Most people disregard the skin as scraps but add some cheese, scallions, and bacon. They have now become the freshest potato chip you will ever eat.
Hope all you potato lovers out there agree with our list! Enjoy!