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.
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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
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
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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.
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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.
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