11 Fancy Ways to Make Potatoes

Sophisticated recipes for America’s favorite vegetable

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11 Fancy Ways to Make Potatoes

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Whether you enhance with cheese, cream, herbs, or artisanal sausage; whip, bake, sauté, or roast, the potato’s versatility makes it the perfect dish to accompany any meal. Try the classic French duchess potato recipe alongside Pan-Roasted Salmon with Lemony Hollandaise or serve Chef Morimoto’s Japanese-inspired twist on a potato soup as the first course at your next dinner party.

Whatever your potato desire, we have 11 fancy ways to make your potato dish pop at your next affair.

Butternut Sage Mashed Potatoes

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The richness of the butternut squash complements the potatoes perfectly. Plus, the orange and white swirls are beautiful and look just like autumn in a bowl! — Julie Benz

For the Butternut Sage Mashed Potatoes, click here.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

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This is pure comfort food, and so easy to make. You can assemble it on a Sunday night and then bake it on a busy Monday evening for a quick side dish. If you are making the casserole ahead, be sure to rinse the potatoes in cold water to prevent them from turning color. — Beatrice Ojakangas

For the Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, click here.

Deviled Potatoes

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This recipe ditches the egg white, trading in the egg vessel for a potato skin. Vegans and meat-eaters alike will enjoy delving into this bite-sized potato dish that encompasses all the great flavor of a deviled egg — minus the egg.

For the Deviled Potatoes recipe, click here.

Duchess Potatoes

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This classic French potato dish just looks fancy. Piped into little mounds using a fluted pastry tip, these potatoes are as delicious as they are beautiful with rich cream, nutmeg, and a hint of heat from the cracked black pepper.

For the Duchess Potatoes recipe, click here.

Fancy Potato Skins with Chorizo

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These potato skins aren’t your average finger food: The more delicate new potato is filled with chorizo and manchego cheese. These delightful hors d’ouevres are a classed-up take on the typical potato skins recipe.

For the Fancy Potato Skins with Chorizo recipe, click here.

Hasselbeck Potatoes

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This glorified baked potato has a fun and festive presentation that is sure to impress your guests. — Emily Jacobs

For the Hasselbeck Potatoes recipe, click here.

Julia Potatoes

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Inspired by the French film Haute Cuisine, this potato dish is a classic recipe that's prepared with only a few ingredients, making it a timeless and trusted dish for the movie’s heroine, Hortense Laborie. —  Danièle Mazet-Delpeuch

For the Julia Potatoes recipe, click here.

Mashed Potato Soup with Wasabi and Chives

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You can use leftover mashed potatoes for this fancy potato dish from acclaimed chef Masaharu Morimoto. The additions of dashi, sake, soy sauce, caviar, and wasabi will create a potato soup unlike any you have had before.

For the Mashed Potato Soup with Wasabi and Chives, click here.

Potato Croquettes

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Kids love these unanimously, and so do adults. At the restaurant, we shower the croquettes with very finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. It's not necessary, but the effect is very pretty, like a snow-covered mountain. They're just a wonderfully simple yet polished little bite, and they'd make a superior snack for a cocktail party. — Franny’s Cookbook

For the Potato Croquettes recipe, click here.

Potato Rosti

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Use a starchy potato, like a russet, for this potato rosti. The extra starch will help hold together this hash brown-like side dish that pairs perfectly alongside roasted salmon or grilled steak.

For the Potato Rosti recipe, click here.

Potatoes Savoyarde

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This delicious potato side dish layers potatoes and Gruyère for a rich side dish perfect for wholesome roasted chicken or an herb-crusted roast beef.

For the Potatoes Savoyarde recipe, click here.