From Mashed to Fried: 11 Perfect Potato Recipes You Need

Go beyond sour cream and butter with some of The Daily Meal’s favorite potato recipes

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From Mashed to Fried: 11 Perfect Potato Recipes You Need

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If you find yourself with a pound of potatoes and no ideas, look no further — we have rounded up our favorite potato recipes to show off this versatile vegetable. From mashed to fried, we have a recipe just for you.

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.

French Fries

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For the perfect French fry that is both crisp and fluffy, use the double fry technique. Once your fries come out of the fryer, simply add you favorite sauce, like this recipe for a quick and easy ketchup you can make in your slow cooker.

For the French Fries recipe, click here.

Grilled Potatoes

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Next time you are grilling a steak, throw some potatoes on the grill too. The char-grilled flavor will add plenty of flavor to this starchy vegetable, and makes for an easy dish for your weeknight dinner.

For the Grilled Potatoes recipe, click here.

Lyonnaise Potatoes

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This classic recipe of potatoes, onion, and garlic derives its name from the Lyon region in France. Try this simple dish alongside simply roasted salmon or grilled chicken for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

For the Lyonnaise Potatoes recipe, click here.

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Confit

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Mashed potatoes are a beloved side dish, but if you're like me, you might shy away from ordering them in restaurants because you know they’re probably loaded with butter and cream. When you whisk the hot milk into the potatoes, the purée becomes light as air. Just remember that a little butter goes a long way, so no need to use more than what the recipe calls for. The result? Creamy, guilt-free mashed potatoes with the subtle and rich flavor of garlic confit. I call that something to celebrate! —  Viviane Bauquet Farre

For the Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Confit recipe, 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, which pairs perfectly alongside roasted salmon or grilled steak.

For the Potato Rosti recipe, click here.

Potato Salad Gribiche

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A classic cook-out side dish. This potato salad is best if made the day before serving so the potatoes have time to absorb the flavors of the dressing and garnishes. — Apples and Onions

For the Potato Salad Gribiche recipe, click here.

Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes with Fresh Rosemary

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These roasted Yukon Gold potatoes are the perfect side to just about any dish. By frying them in a cast-iron skillet before putting them in the oven, you give them a nice, crisp crust that pairs perfectly with the rosemary. — John Coletta

For the Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes with Fresh Rosemary recipe, click here.

Scalloped Potatoes

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This recipe for scalloped potatoes replaces the cream with chicken stock, but the result is even more delectable, and no less creamy. Try this crowd-pleasing recipe at your next dinner party.

For the Scalloped Potatoes recipe, click here.

Shiitake Mushroom and Yukon Gold Potato Gratins with Fresh Herbs

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Deeply flavorful yet not too rich, these gratins make a delicious appetizer. But you can also serve them, with a couple of side vegetables, as a main course for a dinner party or a holiday meal. — Viviane Bauquet Farre