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Breakfast Potatoes sitting on a towel.

How to Make Crispy Breakfast PotatoesGetting that perfect balance of crispy exterior while keeping a soft inside can be tough to achieve. Here is a great recipe to try for crispy breakfast potatoes.This is a page about making crispy breakfast potatoes.


Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Potato RecipesRather than fully mashed, smashed potatoes are left chunkier. Firmer potatoes work best for making smashed potatoes. Similar finishes can be used for smashed potatoes as with mashed, including cheese, sour cream sauces, garlic, or any seasonings you like. This page contains smashed potato recipes.



Spinach Mashed Potatoes RecipesAdding spinach and other ingredients to mashed potatoes makes a delicious variation on traditional mashed potatoes. This page contains spinach mashed potatoes recipes.


Potato Fluff

Potato Fluff RecipesThis page contains potato fluff recipes. Baked mashed potatoes with your favorite additions are combined to make this delicious dish.


Scalloped potatoes in a casserole dish

Problems Making Scalloped PotatoesSometimes scalloped potatoes just don't turn out right. For example, the potatoes are sometimes undercooked. This is a page about problems making scalloped potatoes.


Twice Baked Potato Recipes, Twice baked potatoes.

Twice Baked Potato RecipesThis page contains twice baked potato recipes. Twice baked potatoes are typically stuffed with rich ingredients such as sour cream, cheese, and meat. They are a delicious side dish, but can also be enjoyed as a meal by themselves.


Mashed Potato Waffles

Mashed Potato WafflesMashed potatoes seem to be a staple food this time of year. The next time you have some left over, try turning them into delicious waffles. This is a page about making mashed potato waffles.


The rolled up sheets of potato and pastry.

Potato PieIf you are tired of preparing potatoes the same way all the time, try this excellent potato pie. It is easy to prepare, and can be an excellent choice for dinner. Everyone in my family loves it, and that's why I prepare it often.


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Cheese Puff RecipesTrims crusts from bread; cut bread into 1 inch cubes. Melt cheeses and butter until somewhat smooth consistency. Remove from heat and fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.


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Yellow Jacket PotatoesGood for leftover potatoes. Cook bacon, drain on paper towel, and crumble. Pour off all but 1/8 cup bacon fat. Saute onion until tender. Add sliced potatoes and heat through.


A pan of baked mashed potato casserole.

Mashed Potato CasseroleBecause we were given several 10 pound bags of potatoes, I needed to come up with some different ways to use them (a large quantity) at one time. This potato casserole is one answer to my dilemma.


Potatoes covered with melted cheese.

Hassleback Potatoesaka Easy Cheesy "hassle" free dressed up baked potatoes.



Cheese Filled Potato Ballson plate with sauce

Cheese Filled Potato BallsWe're super done with French fries, potato wedges, and twisters. Today I'm making something different that's still made of potatoes. My kids eat them as long as it's fried like fries or wedges. Now I'm trying this recipe to see if they would still love it. It was a success.


Crispy Cheesy Potato on plate with sour cream on top

Air Fryer Crispy Cheesy PotatoMake use of your air fryer for this cheesy potato recipe. Thin slicing the potato will make it crispy.


Barbecue Flavored Fries in bowl

Barbecue Flavored FriesSimilar in flavor to BBQ flavored potato chips, these fries are a delicious change from regular French fries. Try using your air fryer for these.


Potato Tempura

Making Potato TempuraGrated potatoes and onion are combined with spices, breading, egg, and flour to make a dough that is dropped into boiling water and then fried. Serve with a soy sauce dip, included in the recipe, for a different potato dish.


A potato cut in half with potato flakes on the table surface.

Recipes Using Instant PotatoesInstant mashed potatoes don't always appeal to everyone when cooked per their directions. They can however to dressed up or used in other ways, such as in breading, as a thickener, or in recipes such as the potato onion puffs included on this page.


Meatloaf and Cheese Filled Potato Rolls

Meatloaf and Cheese Filled Potato RollsEnclose strips of meatloaf and cheese in a mashed potato and flour dough, then fry, for a simple and delicious meal. Add a favorite sauce if you like. It is one kids will enjoy and can even help make.


Baked Red Potatoes on tray

Baked Frozen Red PotatoesWhen preparing your frozen excess potato crop try this idea. The results are excellent and the taste is as good as they were fresh from the garden. The recipe for making marinated, baked, frozen red potatoes is found on this page.


French fries covered with cheese and other toppings.

Making Cheese FriesThere is just something delicious about French fries being paired with cheese and other toppings, like bacon, onions or jalapeños. These crispy and cheesy potatoes are sure to be a hit at your next party or on game day.


Volcano Potatoes ready to bake

Making Volcano PotatoesMake these fun volcano potatoes for your cheese loving family. The hollowed potatoes are stuffed with cheese and then wrapped in bacon. When baked, the potatoes will create a lava flow of delicous cheese.


Potato pancakes with grated potatoes.

Main Ingredient in Potato Pancakes: Raw or Cooked Potatoes?If you survey the internet, cookbooks, or speak to family members and friends you are likely to find that both raw and cooked potatoes find their way into some version of potato pancakes. Take your pick from some of the tips found in this page.


Slice of White Cheddar Au Gratin Potatoes on a white plate.

White Cheddar Au Gratin PotatoesWhite cheddar is a popular choice for making a cheese sauce for potatoes and pasta. This page is about making white cheddar au gratin potatoes.


Cheesy potato casserole.

Cheesy Corn Flake Potatoes RecipeUse either frozen hash brown potatoes or boiled diced potatoes, mixed with sour cream, cheese, cream of chicken soup, and spices to make this corn flake topped casserole. This page contains a cheesy corn flake potatoes recipe.


Truffle Salt Fries in bowl

Truffle Salt FriesTruffle salt fries are my favorite especially topped with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese. Once in a while, I used to splurge on truffle salt fries as an appetizer when I dine out and it was expensive (anywhere from $6 to $10).


A bowl of mashed potatoes.

Mashed Potatoes with Goat CheeseYou can turn plain mashed potatoes into a special, tasty dish with the addition of goat cheese and spices. This is a page about making mashed potatoes with goat cheese.


Loaded Baked Potato Mini Muffins

Loaded Baked Potato Mini Muffins RecipeBaked potato makes perfect base for some mouthwatering little muffins. This page contains loaded baked potato mini muffins recipe.



A baked dish of au gratin potatoes.

Dubliner Au Gratin PotatoesTry using Dubliner cheese the next time you make au gratin potatoes for a different taste. This is a page about Dubliner au gratin potatoes.


cooked soup mix taters on baking pan

Soup Mix Tater RecipePotato wedges coated with oil and then dry soup mix are baked up for a delicious side dish. This page contains a soup mix tater recipe.


cut potatoes and milk in the pot

Stovetop Simmered PotatoesThese delicious creamy potatoes are the perfect side dish. This page contains recipes for stovetop simmered potatoes.


Easy Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed PotatoesAn easy way to have creamy, mashed potatoes ready when you need them, is to cook them in your crockpot. This is a page about slow cooker mashed potatoes.


A dish of mashed potatoes.

Make Ahead Mashed Potato RecipesMashed potatoes can easily be made ahead of time to make meal planning and dinner preparation easier. This page contains make ahead mashed potatoes recipes.


A dish of cheesy mashed potatoes.

Cheesy Mashed Potato RecipesAdding cheese to your mashed potatoes will make them even more delicious. This page contains cheesy mashed potatoes recipes.


Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

Cheesy Smashed Potatoes RecipeTry these yummy red potatoes baked and covered with cheese. This page contains cheesy smashed potatoes recipe.


Plate of potato pancakes

Making Potato PancakesThis is a page about making potato pancakes. Use grated, ground, or leftover mashed potatoes to make these delicious savory pan fried cakes, also known as latkes.


box of organic red potatoes

Recipes Using Red PotatoesThe firm texture of this potato variety makes it a favorite for many cooks. This page contains recipes using red potatoes.


Potato Cakes

Potato Cake RecipesPotatoes can be made into delicious pancakes or patties for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This page contains potato cake recipes.


Hasselback Potatoes

Potato Fans RecipesPotato fans or Hasselback potatoes are a delicious alternative to traditional baked potatoes. This page contains potato fans recipes.


Parmesan Potatoes

Parmesan Potato RecipesThis page contains Parmesan potato recipes. Parmesan cheese tastes delicious when paired with potatoes. There are numerous recipes for variations on this tasty combination.


French Fries

Recipes Using French FriesFrench fries are generally thought of as a side to burgers, fish, or other sandwiches. However, these potato strips can be used as an ingredient in many recipes. This is a page about recipes using French fries.


potatoes and dill

Creamed Dill Potatoes RecipesThis page contains creamed dill potatoes recipes. Potatoes can be prepared in a myriad of ways to be served as a side dish with meals.


Baked Potato Wedges

Baked Potato Wedges RecipesThis page contains baked potato wedges recipes. Baked potato wedges are a delicious side dish for roasts and other main courses.



Potatoes in a Bowl

Recipes Using PotatoesThis page contains recipes using potatoes. Potatoes can be used in so many recipes.


Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Recipes Using Mashed PotatoesMashed potatoes are often added to other ingredients to make delicious meals. This page contains recipes using mashed potatoes.


Ranch Potatoes and Chicken

Ranch Potato RecipesSeason a potato dish with this delicious, creamy dressing. This page contains ranch potato recipes.


Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes RecipesThis page contains garlic mashed potato recipes. The addition of garlic to potatoes can create a delicious dish.


Fried Potato Balls

Potato Ball RecipesPotato balls can be made with a variety of flavorings to serve as a snack, appetizer, or to accompany many dishes. This page contains potato ball recipes.


Potato Puff

Potato Puff RecipesA great way to use up mashed potatoes and make a delicious entree. This page contains potato puff recipes.


New Roasted Potatoes

Recipes Using New PotatoesFresh, small potatoes are delicious prepared many different ways. This page contains recipes using new potatoes.


A pan of oven roasted potatoes

Roasted Potato RecipesThis page contains roasted potato recipes. Savory roasted potatoes make a great side dish.


Scalloped potatoes in an old blue enamel bowl, on rustic white table.

Scalloped Potatoes RecipesAlso known as potatoes au gratin, or potato bake, scalloped potatoes are a filling addition to many meals. These casserole dishes are made by layering potatoes with other ingredients, usually with a creamy sauce.


Mashed potatoes with vegetables.

Vegetable Mashed Potato RecipesThis page contains vegetable mashed potato recipes. You can enhance the flavor of mashed potatoes by adding other vegetables to them. Addition vegetables add vitamins, flavor and texture to your mashed potatoes.


Mashed potatoes with bacon and cheese.

Twice Baked Mashed Potato RecipesThis page contains twice baked mashed potato recipes. Twice baked mashed potatoes can be mixed with cheese, vegetables, and even meat. They are a delicious side dish, that are easy to make.


Veggie Mash

Cauliflower Mashed Potato RecipesAdding cauliflower to your mashed potatoes adds a nice flavor and texture. Cauliflower mashed potatoes can easily be served in place of regular mashed potatoes. This page contains cauliflower mashed potato recipes.


A baked potato with a lot of toppings.

Baked Potato RecipesBaked potatoes can be a meal by themselves or as a side dish. There are a number of different ways to cook a baked potato. This is a page about making a baked potato.


Photo of eggs, toast and hash browns.

Hash Browns RecipesHash browns are a great breakfast side dish and a wonderful way to use extra or leftover potatoes. This page contains homemade hash browns recipes.


A plate of Jo Jo potato wedges.

Homemade Jo Jo Potato RecipesJo Jos are a type of seasoned potato wedge that many of us learned to love at school or the deli counter. Save money by learning to make them at home. This page contains homemade Jo Jo potato recipes.


A plate of homemade French fries.

Homemade French FriesThere is nothing better than hot, homemade french fries, fresh out of your oven or fryer. Normally made from potatoes, other vegetables can be used.


Upclose photo of mashed potatoes in a bowl.

Mashed Potato RecipesThis page contains mashed potato recipes. Mashed potatoes are a delicious side dish. There are a number of ways to make mashed potatoes and many flavorful variations.


Bowl of mashed potatoes with a spoon handle visible.

Low Fat Mashed Potatoes RecipesThis page contains recipes for low fat mashed potatoes. Love your mashed potatoes but looking for low fat recipes that taste good. There are many ways to make tasty mashed potatoes without adding all of the butter or other sources of fat.


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Bacon Cheese FriesCook French fries according to package directions. Place fries on a broiler-proof dish or platter. Sprinkle with cheese, onions and bacon. Broil for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted.


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Potato Pillow Pie Recipe?I am looking for a Potato Pillow Pie recipe. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Thanks.


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Fried PotatoesSlices potatoes very thin. Add potatoes to meat fat in frying pan. Sprinkle with salt. Cover. Cook over medium heat until tender and mealy.b


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Mashed PotatoesBring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain.


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Creamy Mash and Bake PotatoesA yummy way to use leftovers to make fried mashed potato patties.


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Super FriesThis is my mom's recipe. Brings back childhood memories.


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Country Fried PotatoesYou can substitute cayenne powder for the paprika if you want some spicy heat.


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Cheesy Seafood PotatoesA fast meal for two. On a platter, place two potatoes, cleaned, pricked, and wrapped in paper towels. Microwave until fork tender, approximately 5-6 minutes.


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Oven Fried Potatoes Mix ingredients and brush over potatoes which have been placed in shallow baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for approximately 45 minutes.


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Recipe for Swiss Cheese Baked Potatoes?I am looking for a recipe that my family always called "Swiss Baked Potatoes". All that was in it was sliced potatoes, shredded Swiss cheese, butter, and salt and pepper. Then it was baked in the oven. Every recipe I find on the internet has some kind of cream or broth added.


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Pan Fried Greek PotatoesCook and stir bacon in large skillet on medium high heat until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon to paper towel reserving drippings in skillet.


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Norwegian Parsley PotatoesCook potatoes in boiling salted water for 15 mintues or until tender. Cool slightly. With a sharp knife, remove one narrow strip of skin around the middle of each potato.


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Oven Skillet PotatoesPreheat oven to 325 degrees F. Saute' green pepper and onions in oil. Add potatoes. When done, add crumbled bacon. Put in oven ready casserole dish.


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Potato PinchosMix mayonnaise with capers, fennel seeds, salt, and pepper. Spread on rounds of potatoes and add your choice of toppings, such as chorizo, manchego, and olives. Skewer with toothpicks.


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Creamy Mashed Potato BakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine mashed potatoes, sour cream, milk and garlic powder in large bowl; mix well. Spoon half of mixture into greased 2 qt. baking dish.


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Oven Mashed PotatoesWhip potatoes and cream cheese. Add egg, onion, pimentos, salt and pepper. Whip. May be chilled and kept 3-4 days before baking or frozen indefinitely.


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Swiss Oven HashbrownsThis dish is a constant request at family dinners.


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Vegetable-Cheese PotatoesMicrowave veggies in covered dish for 3 minutes. Top with cheese and cook another 30 seconds. Cut potatoes in fourths; top with cheese and veggies.


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Potato Cheese BallsPrepare potatoes according package directions. Divide into 6 equal portions. Put cheese cube in each portion of potatoes and form a ball around it. Melt butter in a skillet.


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Baked Garlic Mashed PotatoThis is family favorite for the holidays; it is always requested. It is delicious and can be refrigerated and made several days ahead of time. Also, it can be frozen.


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Stuffed Baked PotatoesCut potatoes in half and scoop out and mash potato. Add rest of ingredients to potato and mix well. Pile into potato skins and broil until browned.


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Pineapple Marshmallow Sweet PotatoesThoroughly mix all ingredients except marshmallows. Beat until light and fluffy. Use more milk and fruit juice if you need to. Place in buttered casserole and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until heated through.


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Buffalo FriesI love hot flavors even if my tummy doesn't always like them ;-)


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Escalloped Potatoes with CheeseOne of my personal favorites!


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Crash PotatoesIt's easy and a twist on mashed potatoes or french fries. The kids love it and so do adults! Bake potato till soft (I most of the time use my microwave for this).


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Whipped Potato CasseroleWhip cream cheese and sour cream and add garlic and onion. Add prepared potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30-45 minutes in 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.


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Fried Potatoes With CheeseDry potato slices. Heat butter and oil in heavy skillet. Add potato slices, bacon, garlic, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Saute' over high heat until potatoes are tender. Lower heat, cover pan; cook for 15 minutes.


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Microwave Mashed PotatoesPlace potatoes in a microwave-safe dish. Cover tightly with lid or plastic wrap. If using plastic wrap, poke a small hole in the wrap. Microwave on high for 8 minutes or until done. Use oven mitts or tongs to remove from microwave.


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Oven Chipped PotatoesIn large, shallow baking dish, arrange potato slices in layers. In small saucepan, melt butter. Add grated onion, salt and pepper. Brush potato slices with butter mixture. Bake in 425 degree F oven for 1 hour or until potatoes are crisp and brown.


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Wonderful "Baked Potato Pats"Your imagination can compose the ingredients list, but here is how we make them. I take leftover baked potatoes, unpeeled, and slice into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices.


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Italian Potato CroquettesIn medium pan cook potatoes in water to cover with 1/2 teaspoon salt; bring to boil. Cover and cook until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Mash or rice; do not add milk. In large bowl mix potatoes, 1 egg and next 6 ingredients and stir until well mixed.


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Fried MushatoesThis is my healthy alternative to fried potatoes and mushrooms. No butter, oil, or fat!


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Sinful PotatoesCombine all ingredients except bread crumbs in large bowl, mixing well. Spread in 9x13 inch baking pan. Top with bread crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.


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Potato and Ham Hash with EggsHeat a little oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add refrigerated diced potatoes with onions, 2 chopped green peppers, and 1 cup diced ham or left-over ham.


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Creamy Potato CasseroleCombine all ingredients except parsley. Place in lightly greased 9x13 pan and sprinkle with parsley and paprika. Bake uncovered in 300 degree F oven for 1 1/2-2 hours.


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Mallow Topped Sweet PotatoesHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients except marshmallows. Spoon into 1 qt. casserole; top with marshmallows. Bake 20 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned.


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Potato Cubes SupremeCook potatoes with salt until partially done. Place in covered baking dish and cover with the cheese sauce.


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Sliced Baked PotatoesScrub and rinse potatoes; do not peel. Cut into thin slices, almost but not quite all the way through. I put the handle of a wooden spoon under the potato to stop the knife from cutting through.


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Recipe for Cooksmith?Does anyone have the directions for a dish called Cooksmith, made mainly with mashed potatoes?


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Dijon Scalloped PotatoesIn a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Reduce heat to medium: stir in the broth, cream cheese and mustard until blended. Remove from the heat. Stir in the potatoes. Transfer to a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.


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Potato CubesCook (with salt, to taste) until partially done. Place in buttered baking dish. Cover with cheese sauce.


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Texas PotatoesCover top of casserole evenly with cereal mixture. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Remove foil, and continue baking for 15 minutes, or until bubbly in the middle.


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White Cheddar Au Gratin PotatoesThese creamy au gratin potatoes are a great side dish and are easy to make.


Gluten Free Potato Cakes Browned potato cakes on plate.

Gluten Free Potato CakesWhen you have leftover creamed potatoes, there are many ways to prepare them for another meal and this is one of them. Hot potato cakes fried in bacon drippings. Delicious!


potato fans on cookie sheet

Potato FansThe possibilities are endless with this recipe! It's also a great way to use that one or two left over potatoes you haven't used yet.


Volcano Potatoes on plate

Volcano PotatoesI saw this on tv, but found many recipes on the internet afterwards, and went from there. The minute I saw this potato, well... I HAD to make them. They tasted even better than they look, and the name of them grabbed me, too.


plate with corn, chop, and mashed potatoes

Herbed Mashed PotatoesMashed potatoes are good, but on occasion it's nice to change them up. This recipe also gives a nutritional boost to this family favorite with the addtion of turnips and the kids won't even know they are in there.


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Crunchy Potato BallsYou can make these baked potato balls with stiff mashed potatoes. They make a great appetizer or fun side dish.


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Recipes for Homemade Potato Chips?I would like recipes for homemade potato chips and suggestions for keeping them fresh as long as possible. Thanks!


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Oven Steak Fries Recipe?I recently saw a recipe online for oven fried steak fries. First you coat them in flour, spices and some oil and then bake them in oven. Does anyone have it?


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Main Ingredient in Potato Pancakes?I just read all the entries for potato pancakes. I was amazed at the entries calling for raw grated potatoes as the main ingredient.


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New England Scalloped Potatoes?I need some help locating a recipe called, New England Scalloped Potatoes. I have found many recipes on the net that have the same name, but haven't found the correct one. I have only had ONE bite of this dish. It tasted as though it was a baked potato, scooped out, and mashed with only sour cream. The person that made it didn't offer the recipe. Thanks!


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Favorite Potato Recipes?I am looking for your ideas to use potatoes. Besides mashed, french fries, and oven-baked. What are your favorite ideas in using potatoes?


Recipes Using Potatoes?Potatoes are an inexpensive ingredient for lots of dishes. What are your favorite recipes using potatoes?


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