Did someone say potatoes? Potato is the king of vegetables. Potatoes are undoubtedly one of the most superior vegetables in the food world. They are loved in any shape and any form, and there is no denying in that. There are a lot of different ways you can cook and enjoy potatoes, whether as a side dish with your steak or as a main course. Potato is one vegetable that everyone loves, sure everyone has different preferences when it comes to eating potatoes, but at least everyone loves it. And if you are one of those who don't like potatoes, then let us tell you that you are missing out on a lot of delicious and mouth-watering dishes.
In this blog, we will brag about how much we love potatoes and how you can enjoy such a simple vegetable in numerous creative ways. Whenever it comes to cooking, do not hold back in experimenting with the main ingredient. You can try different methods and recipes to innovate your dish even further. Similarly, when it comes to potatoes, you don't need to choose the same dish again and again. You can level up your game in a lot of deliciously different ways.
All over the world, potatoes are cooked in various different forms; french fries, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, sweet potato fries, and much more. We will help you out how you can try new dishes with the one vegetable that is always in your pantry, and that is; potatoes.
1. FRENCH FRIES:
If you don't like french fries, then you need help. French fries are that form of potatoes that cannot go unnoticed when served on the table. Whenever a plate of fries comes on the table, no one holds back, and it is devoured in under a few minutes. You can have fries in any shape you prefer, and there are your regular-shaped fries, then curly fries, crinkle-cut fries, waffle fries, or basically, you can cut it and cook it in any shape you like. You can enjoy it plain along with ketchup, or you can sprinkle your favorite spices over them and enjoy with any sauce or dip.
2. MASHED POTATOES:
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Mashed potatoes is that one dish that can fill you up completely and satisfy your taste buds. It is mostly given as a side dish for steaks. The creamy, cheesy, and buttery texture of mashed potatoes will melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more. It is an easy dish to make. All you have to do is just combine boiled potatoes along with some butter, cream, cheese, and salt and pepper. The smooth texture of this dish makes it look appealing to the eyes and to your appetite too. You can easily make it at home and devour the entire bowl; no one will judge you.
3. SCALLOPED POTATOES:
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Scalloped potatoes are a step-up in the potatoes' reign. It is a baked dish that is full of butter and cheese. Like mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes can also be enjoyed as a side dish alongside your steak, or you can eat it as it is. It can be a slightly longer process to cook scalloped potatoes as you have to thinly slice the peeled potatoes, place them neatly in a baking pan, top it with an already prepared white sauce, and top it off with the cheese of your choice. Bake it accordingly. When done, garnish along with parsley to give an aesthetic texture to the final product. But when cooked, it will calm down your hunger and cravings with its creaminess.
4. POTATO WEDGES:
No, potato wedges are not another form of french fries. They are way different than them and taste different too. The uniqueness of potato wedges is that they are cooked with the skin on them and gives them a different taste. They are relatively easier to make if we compare them to scalloped potatoes. If you are really hungry and don't know what to make, just make potato wedges. There is no need to peel the potatoes or soak them in water. All you have to do is cut them vertically, season it with some flour and spices, fry them, or bake them according to your preference. But, if you want to take this dish up-a-notch, then you can boil them before frying them to give them a more crispy finish. When done, enjoy it with your favorite dip.
5. SWEET POTATO FRIES:
Sweet potato fries are not your regular fries. One of the best things about these fries is that if you are on a diet, you can definitely eat these fries without feeling guilty. And if you get bored by your daily diet routine, then you can change it by having some sweet potato fries in any of your meals. This will also give your taste buds a delicious change. Sweet potato fries are coated with olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt. Mix it nicely and bake it accordingly. Enjoy your fries with any dip.
These were just some of the delicious ways potatoes can be cooked. If you want some change in your daily food routine, then do try one of these potato recipes and enjoy your meal. We really hope that this blog was helpful for you to try out a new recipe with potatoes.