10 New Ways To Cook Potatoes

If you love potatoes, you'll love these recipes!

We think potatoes, just like rice, should be a staple in every kitchen. It's a versatile vegetable! You can fry it, bake it, boil it, roast it, smash it, and yes, even grill it for the pretty hatch marks that are usually reserved for steaks. 

However, even we have to admit that potato recipes can get boring. After all, there is only so much mashed potatoes one can have. We do think however that there are other delicious potato recipes you may have not yet discovered. 

How do you cook delicious potato recipes? 

We made a list of unique ideas using potatoes, and we think you will change your mind about it being bored after trying one - or three! - of these recipes. You'll even learn a new technique on how to prepare potatoes to add to your list of delicious potato recipes. 

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1 Potato Cheese Balls Recipe 

Few things can rival potatoes and cheese. However, we think this is pretty close because it's not just potatoes and cheese, it's the two ingredients together in one soft, gooey bite-sized ball. Plus, it's easier to make than you think. 

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2 Potato Salad with Nachos Recipe

It's a classic dish on many a buffet table, especially during the Christmas season. However, there is no rule that claims it can't be served on any other occasion. We say, why not serve a delicious potato salad recipe, like this Mexican taco inspired one, on those other occasions?  


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These potato wedges are cooked until golden brown and crispy.
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3 Fried Potato Wedges Recipe 

French fries are undoubtedly a favorite fried potato recipe. However, there is the other fried potato recipe that doesn't get as much attention but when it's served, it's immediately gobbled up just as fast: the fried potato wedges. 


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4 Ham and Potato Pancakes Recipe 

Pancakes have to be fruity and sweet, said no one! This savory pancake recipe is loaded with chunks of sweet ham and made almost solely of mashed potatoes with a touch of peas to give it pretty green flecks throughout. The combo is a fantastic way to use up little bits of food that you may not know what to do with it.  


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5 Pork and Potato Stew Recipe 

Potatoes are usually treated as a side dish or the supporting role to the main ingredient. But this delicious recipe puts the spotlight on the potatoes together with the pork. It's a creamy yet simple stew that you can say is definitely hearty.   


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6 Potato Gnocchi Recipe 

If you love potatoes, then this is the pasta recipe you should master! The secret to these pillowy nuggets tossed in a nutty butter sauce is the mashed potatoes. These are potatoes made into pasta.     

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7 Garlic and Cheese Hasselback Potatoes Recipe  

This recipe is the big brother of the potato chip: meet the Hasselback potatoes. The way this is made is that it creates fantastic pockets for gooey cheese and aromatic garlic to be tucked into. To make Hasselback potatoes, you make slices in the potatoes without cutting fully through the potato. This creates the gorgeous pockets and ensures that the potato is both crisp and tender.  

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8 Sweet Potato and Carrot Muffins Recipe 

What's so great about potatoes is that you can use it in many different ways in the kitchen. The same is true for the sweet potato or camote. In this case, substitute the sweet potato in the recipe and use potatoes and a little brown sugar instead to mimic the taste and texture. Then it's just a matter of making the batter and turning it into these delicious muffins. These would be fantastic slathered in butter! 



9 Beef Mushroom Potato Pies Recipe

It may look odd but if you think about it, this is an awesome way to rethink baked potatoes! These potatoes are scooped out and made into the "pie crusts" just waiting to be filled with something savory and delicious to complement its creamy texture. If this isn't inventive and creative, we don't know what is! 

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10 Grilled Potato Salad Recipe 

It must be hard to be so delicious that every cooking method has been used. However, few people have cooked potatoes on a grill and that's a shame. Just imagine the beautiful smokey flavors that the potatoes will develop as it sits on the grill over the red-hot charcoal, it's undoubtedly flavorful and delicious.

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Sep 10, 2014

How do you grill potatoes? 

Here's how: 

Cut scrubbed potatoes into large chunks. Boil cubed potatoes in salty water for 10 to 15 minutes or just until each piece is tender. Drain immediately, and let steam in the pot to avoid watery potatoes until dry. Gently toss potatoes in a little oil, and season with salt and ground pepper. 

Heat a charcoal grill. Once hot, place potatoes on the grill and grill until charred on all sides. Remove from the grill, and use as the recipe directs. 

Can you think of new ways to cook potatoes? We're sure we've not covered all the ways potatoes can be cooked but we got quite a number. Try a recipe or two and trust when we say that you won't miss the rice when potatoes this scrumptious is on the table. 




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