7 Delicious Potato Recipes You Need In Your Life

We all love potatoes. They’re amazing in any shape or form. The best part is that it only takes a little to turn a potato from meh to straight up delicious.

How do you like your potatoes? Below are 7 different potato recipes you can try (that’s one dish for every day of the week!)

Mashed

Ingredients:

  • 6 starchy potatoes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cloves smashed garlic
  • 1 stick butter salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Submerge the potatoes in a pot of cold water. Add a few teaspoons of salt and bring to a boil. Let it bubble for about 15-20 minutes until tender.
  2. In a separate pot, add milk and bring to a low simmer. Add in garlic. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the potatoes and let it cool to room temperature before peeling.
  4. Mash until big lumps disappear. Add in the butter and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Pass through a strainer to remove remaining clumps. Add in the milk and fold in until smooth. Drizzle with melted butter.

 

Rosti

Ingredients:

  • 4 starchy potatoes
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp duck fat
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: cheese and bacon/salmon and sour cream to pair

Instructions:

  1. Parboil the potatoes for 6-10 minutes until it softens. Rest for 2 hours.
  2. Grate the potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a pan over medium heat, melt butter and duck fat. Fry the potatoes for 3 minutes and begin to form into a circle. Cook for 10 minutes until the bottom is golden brown.
  4. Use a plate to catch the rosti as you flip it, uncooked side down.
  5. Add more butter and duck fat into the pan, then cook the other side of the rosti.
  6. Have it plain or top it off with cheese.

 

Gratin Dauphinois

Ingredients:

  • 7 waxy potatoes
  • 500ml milk
  • 500ml cream
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Optional: gruyere cheese

Instructions:

  1. Thinly slice the potatoes, around 4mm.
  2. In a pot, combine milk, cream, salt, nutmeg, garlic, and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Add in potatoes and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the potatoes and lay them flat on a baking dish. Drizzle with the cream mixture.
  4. Place in the oven at 175C for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Rest for 20 minutes before serving.

 

 Smashed

Ingredients:

  • Roast style potatoes (12 pcs for this recipe)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • Garnish: parmesan cheese, parsley, extra virgin olive oil

Instructions:

  1.  Place potatoes (skin on) in a pot of cold water. Add in a few tablespoons of salt until the water is salty. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes until tender, but not falling apart. Drain to remove excess moisture.
  2. With a flat utensil, smash the potatoes until flat but still intact. Air dry for 1 hour.
  3. In a pan over medium heat, pan fry the potatoes until golden brown. Add smashed garlic into the oil as it cooks.
  4. Spread a layer of sour cream on a plate and arrange the smashed potatoes on top. Garnish with salt and pepper, cheese, parsley, and drizzle with olive oil.

Roast

Ingredients:

  • 4 pcs medium potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup duck fat
  • 4 cloves garlic

Instructions:

  1. Peel the potatoes and chop into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a pot of boiling water, add in 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Once dissolved, add in the potatoes and parboil until tender. Drain and puff up potatoes for 1 hour in a sieve.
  3. In a separate pan, infuse duck fat with minced garlic. Set aside.
  4. In a big pot, pour in the infused duck fat and add in the potatoes. Mix until the potatoes are coated, and add salt to taste.
  5. Lay out the potatoes evenly in a baking tray and bake at 200C. Flip the potatoes after 20 minutes and continue to bake until golden brown.

 

Skins

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Leftover potato skins
  • salt to taste
  • Optional: any type of herb or cheese you like

Instructions:

  1. Pat dry the potato skins and spread them out on a baking tray.
  2. Toss in some olive oil, duck fat, and salt. Add in herbs or cheese (optional).
  3. Bake in an oven for 30 minutes at 200C.

 

Baked

Ingredients:

  • 2 pcs potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp butter
  • Optional: sour cream and fish roe

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 175C.
  2. Prick the potatoes all over with a fork and rub in olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place them on a roasting rack and bake for 1 hour. Flip after 30 minutes.
  4. Optional: split in half, top off with melted butter and garnish with your favorite cheese, sour cream, and toppings.

 

See how to make these delicious potato recipes!

 

Erwan Heussaff
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