Well-Loved Potato Sides — Comfort Food Feast

by in Recipes, January 9th, 2013

Double-Fried French FriesWhenever we dip fries in ketchup, spoon gravy over mashed potatoes or savor an egg with a side of home fries, the good ole potato is doing what it does best. As the foundation of our most loved sides, it comforts us to our very core. That’s why in this second week of frosty January, we’re moving down the line of our favorites potato recipes, from mashed to pancaked.

Is it a holiday? Steak night? You can bet a mound of Velvety Mashed Potatoes will be in attendance. For those who yearn for more structure, Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs go in the oven until golden brown.

A burger has never seen a day without fries. Guy Fieri’s golden Double-Fried French Fries (pictured above) are everything you’d ever want in a fry, while Tyler Florence’s Oven Fries are baked in lieu of visiting the fryer.

Bathed in cream and cheese, scalloped potatoes are at the peak of spud sin. Tyler’s Scalloped Potato Gratin relies on Parmesan, while Food Network Magazine’s Simple Scalloped Potatoes are all about gruyere. For a helping of Low-Fat Scalloped Potatoes, Food Network Magazine has your back too.

The seven days of Hanukkah may be kaput, but that doesn’t mean Potato Pancakes can’t make our list. If you’re going traditional, don these with applesauce or sour cream.

Potatoes can go alongside anything from a filet mignon to a PB & J. As the most casual potato side of all, Homemade Potato Chips hold the crown.

More potato recipes from family and friends:

Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Grilled Smashed Baby Potatoes With Green Harissa Sauce
Devour: 5 Ways to Cook Potatoes
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

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Comments (8)

  1. joehead says:

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  2. Betty Ann Q says:

    What a great round up ! I love potatoes! These dishes are making me just die of drooling. Thanks for sharing all these!

  3. steven says:

    50 to 55% of your diet should be carbohydrates. It is a myth that you should try and avoid carbohydrates when you are on a diet. Rather the other way round I should say. Carbohydrates are a ready source of energy and so 50 to 55% of your diet should be carbohydrates .http://www.foodnetworkrecipestoday.com/

  4. sohbet says:

    They have the same creamy texture & the banana is not too sweet. Add some peanut butter & maybe crumbled bacon like one blogger sugests & you could have Elvis oats! I'm kiding but oatmeal is a food you can be very..

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