Easy Potato Recipes for
Baked, Mashed, Roast or Fried Potatoes
Quick and easy potato
recipes whether mashed, roasted, fried or baked. This is a vegetable
that remains the ultimate comfort food.
Classified as both a starch and
a vegetable, potatoes are a good source of potassium and complement
almost any type of meat and other vegetables like celery or leeks.
over 4000 varieties and hundreds of ways to prepare them, potatoes
continue to grow in popularity because they are so versatile. Here are
some quick and easy potato recipes to try.
EASY POTATO RECIPES: Baked Potatoes
Bake in a moderated oven
until cooked. Leave to cool for several minutes, then open by placing a
cross on the top. Push with both thumbs and forefingers to push the
flesh slightly out of the skin. Season to taste, and serve with sour
cream and chopped chives.
EASY POTATO RECIPES: Rustic Potato Wedges
Cut the potatoes into
wedges, leaving the skin on, but scrub well.
Place in a bowl. Brush
with olive oil, and toss in salt, pepper and chopped herbs of your
I like to use rosemary, thyme and mixed herbs from time to time. I
leave this up to you.
Bake in a moderate oven until golden-brown and cooked all the
EASY POTATO RECIPES: Baked Potato and Rosemary
Scrub and clean 6 new
potatoes. Place in a baking tray. Pour 4 tablespoons of olive
oil into the tray and swirl around coating the potatoes with the oil.
Sprinkle rosemary on the potatoes and swirl again. Sprinkle them with
rock salt, to taste. Place in pre-heated moderate oven until cooked.
EASY POTATO RECIPES: Baked Potato Skins
Cook the potatoes and scoop out the flesh, leaving the skins intact.
Brush with olive oil and bake until crisp. Spoon a filling of your
choice into the skins before serving.
EASY POTATO RECIPES: Stuffed Jacket Potatoes
Bake 6 potatoes in a
moderate oven until cooked. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out flesh,
carefully making sure that you don't tear the skin.
Sometimes it is
better to leave a few centimeters of flesh behind, all the way round.
Place flesh in bowl. Mash with about a cup of cheddar cheese. At this
stage you can add sliced leeks, or chopped onions, chives, parsley etc.
Season well, and carefully place mixture back into potato casing.
Sprinkle with extra cheese and some cooked bacon pieces and bake for 15
minutes more, until cheese has melted.
EASY POTATO RECIPES: Potato Frittata
Fry sliced potatoes in a
pan before adding finely-sliced vegetables of you choice. Whisk egg
yolks with double cream and season; pour the mixture over the
vegetables and cook until the base has set. Flip over and cook the
other side until golden brown.
EASY POTATO RECIPES: Mashed Potato
Boil the potatoes until
tender. Drain, then add a splash of milk or cream. Put the pan back on
the stove until the liquid is hot. Careful not to scorch the potatoes
at this stage. Add a knob of butter and remove from heat. Mash until
smooth. Season to taste.
you want your mashed potato to take on a whole new level add a cup of
Parmesan cheese at the start just before you add the milk and cream. I
love eating mashed potato like this, it is very tasty and creamy.
EASY POTATO RECIPES: Parmesan Potato Cakes
450 g potatoes, boiled
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
25 g butter, melted
egg, or milk for glazing
Mash potatoes and add cheese,
melted butter, flour, egg and salt. Mix well and turn onto floured
board. Shape into small flat cakes, place in a buttered oven-proof dish
and brush over with egg or milk. Bake at 200°C until pale brown. Cut
open, butter and serve hot.
EASY POTATO RECIPES: Potato Croquettes
450 g potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
Mix all ingredients
together well. Form into little croquettes and deep fry in hot oil
until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper and serve.
EASY POTATO RECIPES: Crunchy Potatoes
1/2 cup toasted breadcrumbs
4 cups raw grated potato
1 egg, beaten
1 onion, grated
1/2 t salt
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup grated cheese
In a bowl combine breadcrumbs, potato, egg, onion and salt, and mix
well. Grease and ovenproof dish, spread the mixture into the dish, dot
with the butter and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 180°C for 40 - 50
minutes, until golden brown. Serves 6.
all ingredients together well. Form into little croquettes and deep fry
in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper and serve.
EASY POTATO RECIPES: Fried Potatoes with Rosemary
675 g potatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, optional
2 sprigs rosemary
sea salt and black pepper
the potatoes in their skins in boiling, salted water until they are
three quarters cooked. When they are cool enough to handle, peel them
and cut them into thick slices. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add
the potatoes with the peeled and crushed garlic. Pull the leaves off
the rosemary and stir them into the potatoes. Fry gently for about 20
minutes until potatoes are nicely browned. Season to taste and serve as
an accompaniment to lamb, beef or pork.
EASY POTATO RECIPES: Creamy Baked Potatoes
recipe if a firm family favorite.
1.5 g potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 large onions, peeled and sliced
6 tablespoons butter
300 ml double cream
seasoning to taste
the potato slices in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain well. Place the
potatoes, onions, butter and cream in a large frying pan. Simmer gently
for 15 minutes, making sure that you don't end up splitting the cream.
Transfer to a well-buttered ovenproof dish. Season to taste and bake
for 1 hour, or until the potatoes are tender.
Picture courtesy Simdaperce
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