14 wildly delicious ways to cook a potato

French fries. Mashed potatoes. Baked potatoes. Hash browns. Potato wedges. Potatoes are basically always delicious whichever way you cook them. Even if you’ve never had a particular potato dish, if it’s potato-based, you know it’s starchy goodness for you. Here are 14 different ways to cook a potato from Food, People, Places. I didn’t even recognize some but I know I want to eat them all.


Here are the potato dishes they made:

  • Potato Salad
  • Potato Skin Chips
  • Skordalia
  • Hasselback Potato
  • Aligot
  • Potato Espuma
  • Fries
  • Pommes Souflée
  • Gnocci
  • Pommes Duchesse
  • Potato Noodles
  • Rösti
  • Knedel
  • Tornado Potato

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Scallop potatoes. Slice (peeled of scrubbed) potatoes and place in water until used, you will need about half a five pound bag or more. Dice and sautee half a large onion (put to one side). Melt a 1/4 cup of butter in a sauce pan, add two tablespoons of flour or more. keep on medium heat and stir constantly until butter browns very slightly. Add 2-3 cups whole milk or whipping cream diluted with skim (you need milk fat to keep from curdling). Add teaspoon of thyme leaves (fresh is always better). Add a cup of grated cheddar cheese, sharp is good, or whatever melting cheese you like. Add onion. Add garlic (powder or minced), salt and pepper to taste. Butter sides of a lasagna pan. Layer potato slices, sauce, and diced ham (or bacon, or both). Cover with foil and bake at 350 F for an hour, uncover and bake for 30 min. The center of the pan should be boiling, and the potatoes on top should be soft when poked with a fork. The sauce will absorb water from potatoes and its level will raise in the pan. This recipe is forgiving, the worst mistake you can make is over salt, undercook, burn, or not use a milk with a high fat content. If you don’t have enough sauce, dilute with milk.