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5 Ways to Cook Potatoes


Versatile and filling, potatoes can be baked in the oven, steamed on a stove or even cooked in a slow cooker. Try your hand at each method and pick your favorite way of cooking these starchy tubers.

1. The Baked Potato (pictured above)

Alton’s basic recipe for a baked potato becomes a complete dinner with your favorite potato toppings. Cook large, russet potatoes for an hour in the oven and serve with a variety of fixings from sour cream and chives to cheddar cheese.

Potato-Egg Salad

2. Potato-Egg Salad

Not in the mood to turn on the oven? Daisy Martinez puts potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and simmers them on the stove. Toss them with eggs and red pepper for a colorful salad.

Pea, Ham, and Potato Soup

3. Pea, Ham, and Potato Soup
All you need is 15 minutes’ prep time to turn potatoes, ham and peas into a delicious slow cooked soup.


Vinegar French Fries

4. Vinegar French Fries

For a twist on classic fries, soak these spuds in vinegar and then refrigerate to allow the natural sugars to develop and then fry them until they are golden brown.

"Old Bay" Grilled Steak Fries

5. “Old Bay” Grilled Steak Fries
Bobby brushes cooked-until-tender potato wedges with “Old Bay-style” spice before tossing onto the grill.

More Potato Recipes From Family & Friends:
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Grilled Smashed Baby Potatoes With Green Harissa Sauce
Haute Apple Pie: Twice-Baked Southwestern Sweet Potatoes
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Healthy Warm Potato Salad With Onion and Vinegar
Red or Green?: Spicy Baked Sweet Potatoes
And Love It Too: Sweet Potato Hasselback Potatoes
Virtually Homemade: Twice-Baked Potatoes With Cheddar and Caramelized Onions
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Crispy Potatoes With Baked Eggs and Pesto Yogurt
Cooking With Elise: Vavos Stewed Potatoes
The Heritage Cook: Potato and Sweet Potato Gratin With Bourbon-Laced Cream Sauce
The Cultural Dish: Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Thursday Night Dinner: If You Need Me, I’ll Be With My Potato Soup
Feed Me Phoebe: Baked Sweet Potato Fries With Rosemary
Add a Pinch: Loaded Smashed Potatoes
From My Corner of Saratoga: Garlic and Herb Infused Cheesy Potatoes
FN Dish: Well-Loved Potato Sides


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