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3 Versatile Things to do With Potatoes

Updated on August 2, 2015
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With the price of food going up seemingly everyday, how can you continue to eat good food without spending an enormous amount of money? A simple way is to buy items that can be used for multiple meals. There are few items as versatile as the potato and here you I will discuss three different recipes that can be easily made for dinner tonight.

Hash Browns Cooking On My Stove
Hash Browns Cooking On My Stove

Hash Browns

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and hash browns goes great with eggs, and bacon.


4 Medium Potatoes

3 Tablespoons olive oil

2 Teaspoons garlic powder

2 Teaspoons onion powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Peel potatoes and use large size grater to shred the potato into a bowl, Add the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and mix. Heat fry pan to medium and add the potatoes. Cook until golden brown, flipping to evenly cook all potatoes.

Mashed Potatoes

My father always called these "Smashed Potatoes" though I've never really understood why.


8 Medium Potatoes

1 1/2 Sticks of butter

2 Garlic cloves

1 Tablespoon of garlic powder

1 Tablespoon of onion powder

1 Teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

1/2 cup of milk

1/4 cup of cream cheese

Directions: Peel and cube potatoes and put them in boiling water for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain water and mash the potatoes, use either a potato masher or just a fork. Mince the garlic cloves. Add the butter, minced garlic,garlic powder,onion powder, salt, pepper, milk, and cream cheese. Use hand mixer on low for about 2 minutes.

Au Gratin

4 Medium Potatoes

3 Tablespoons butter

3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 Teaspoon salt

2 Cups milk

1 1/2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese

2 Teaspoons garlic powder

2 Teaspoons onion powder

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and slice potatoes into about 1/4 inch slices. layer prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle 1 tsp. of garlic powder and 1 tsp. of onion powder as well as salt and pepper to taste. In a saucepan melt the butter at a medium heat, then add the flour and salt and mix for about 1 to 2 minutes, then add the milk. Mix until thick then add the shredded cheese. Mix until blended then poor over potatoes. Place in oven with tin foil on top and cook for 1 and 1/2 hours.

Final Thoughts

These are just a few items that can be made with this wonderful vegetable, and no doubt you are aware of many many more. The beautiful thing about not only cooking potatoes but cooking in general is that you can use someone else's recipe to create your own, or even make one you already use better. It is my hope that you use these and other recipes to make going to the grocery store less of a hassle, spend less, make more, and eat delicious food.


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    • peachpurple profile image


      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I usually bake or deep fry potatoes, my kids love them

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      Tyler Philbrook 

      3 years ago

      Those are the hash browns I have to make for my wife every Sunday, she loves them

    • Ayeshafarid profile image


      3 years ago from USA

      Hash browns are looking simply delicious I ll try them soon

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      Arun Dev 

      3 years ago from United Countries of the World

      We can try these recipes since we are lacto-vegetarian! Voted up and shared!

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      Tyler Philbrook 

      3 years ago

      They are delicious I'm actually going to making some this morning and Ill add a picture to this hub

    • peachpurple profile image


      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I like hash browns, simply soft and crispy


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