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Best Ways To Cook Potatoes

Updated on October 24, 2016

The best ways to cook potatoes

There are many ways to cook potatoes and some of the simple ways are the best.. I grew up in a home where my mother cooked potatoes almost every night. We had boiled potatoes ,roast potatoes,creamed potatoes, chipped potatoes, riced potatoes and many other variations.She even whisked a raw agg into mashed potatoes for a meal and we loved it! Now that I have a home of my own I have discovered lots of other ways to cook potatoes. Included here are some of the traditional ways to cook potatoes and some of the more exotic. Enjoy trying some of them.

Boiled and mashed/creamed Potatoes

One of the most popular ways to cook potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1kg Potatoes
  • Cream or milk
  • Knob of butter
  • Seasoning


Method

  • Peel and quarter amount of potatoes needed.
  • Place in pot of cold water and add some salt
  • Boil till soft and easy to cut.
  • Drain and dry out on heat for a few minutes
  • Mash with a potatoe masher
  • Add a knob of butter and some cream or milk
  • Mash again till smoothe.

Now serve with with your choice of meat chicken or fish etc

Roast Potatoes

Roast potatoes is one of my favourite ways of cooking potaoes. I lve the golden crunchiness of them and the soft inside.

Ingredients

  • 1kg Potatoes
  • Goose fat
  • Four
  • Seasoning

Method

  • Heat oven to 190 degrees
  • Heat some goose fat in a tray
  • Wash and peel amount of potatoes required
  • Par boil for 7mins
  • Drain out the water
  • Put a lid on the pot and shake the potatoes
  • They should now have a few rough edges
  • Put some flour in a bowl with salt
  • Toss potatoes lightly in flour
  • Put potatoes in heated tray of oil
  • Toss a bit in the oil
  • Cook in oven till golden

Serve with roast beef and yorkshire puddings and your choice of vegetables

Dauphinoise Potatoes recipe

Dauphinoise potatoes are creamy and soft and make a delicious dish to accompany a roast meat dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1kg baking potatoes
  • 500ml double cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic

Method

  1. Peel 1kg potatoes and then finely slice them and add to a large bowl.

  2. Mince 3-4 cloves of garlic and put it into the bowl with the potatoes. Season the mixture well and then pour 500mls double cream into the bowl and mix toss together.

  3. Layer the potatoes in a baking dish, add any cream that’s left behind in the bowl.

  4. Put into a 160C oven and cook them for up to an hour. If it appears that the cream is splitting turn down your oven.

  5. When the dish is ready the potatoes will be soft and golden on top.

This recipe serves around six people.

Colcannon.

A mixture of potatoes and cabbage and onion. A bit like bubble and squeek.

Ingredients:

  • 2kg potatoes
  • ½ small cabbage
  • 1 onion
  • 125ml milk
  • 75g butter
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes and put them into a pan of cold water. Bring them to the boil and cook them for around 15-20 minutes and then drain and set them to one side.

  2. While the potatoes are cooking, chop the onion and the cabbage finely.Add them to a pan with a little butter and cook till soft and slightly golden.

  3. Mash the cooked potatoes with milk and salt and pepper. Once smooth, mix the cooked cabbage and onion in gently. Then just before serving mix the butter through the colcannon.

This dish serves about eight people and is delicious served with chicken.

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      Raitu Disong 3 years ago

      I am going to try this out! thanks for the tips Jane!

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