10 Potato Sides That Every Home Cook Should Know

10 Potato Sides That Every Home Cook Should Know

Sheela Prakash
Sep 22, 2018
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If you're feeling like your dinner plate is missing something, it's probably missing potatoes. The crowd-pleaser rounds out just about any meal and can be cooked countless ways. These 10 recipes are tried-and-true, and feature both standard spuds and sweet potatoes. Keep them in your back pocket and you'll always have a side dish to lean on.

1. 3-Ingredient Garlicky Red Potatoes

When you're not quite sure how to dress up potatoes, know you can never go wrong with garlic. These super-simple garlicky roasted potatoes are always a good choice.

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2. Sour Cream Smashed Potatoes with Fried Shallots

Sour cream lends a nice tang to these comforting potatoes and balances well with the sweet fried shallots.

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3. Butter-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This might be the only sweet potato recipe you need. Roasting thick rounds with plenty of butter makes them ridiculously caramelized and irresistible.

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4. The Best Twice-Baked Potatoes

A classic baked potato is all well and good, but enhancing it with sour cream, cheddar cheese, scallions, and chives is never a bad idea.

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5. How To Make the Best Classic Potato Salad

This is as traditional as you can get with potato salad. It's creamy but not goopy and is always a welcomed side dish.

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6. 3-Ingredient Roasted Dijon Potatoes

Tossing with whole-grain mustard before roasting in an ingenious trick that actually makes them even more crispy and textured.

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7. How To Make Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Coating sweet potato wedges with cornstarch before tossing them in the oven is the secret to making them extra-crispy and fry-like.

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8. How To Make Pommes Aligot (Cheesy Whipped Potatoes)

Look to the French to improve on mashed potatoes: This decadent version is loaded with Gruyère and mozzarella cheese and spiked with heavy cream.

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9. Crispy Salt & Vinegar Potatoes

These roasted potatoes are salt & vinegar chips' better half. Boiling the potatoes in a salt and vinegar bath means they soak up tons of flavor before you dry them off and crisp them up in the oven.

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10. Garlicky Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

Adding lots of garlic and grated Parmesan cheese to roasted sweet potatoes lends a salty, savory note that really balances out their inherent sweetness.

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