Our best recipes with potatoes include everything from potato salads, potato pancakes and perfect creamy mashed potatoes to potato-filled Russian dumplings, spicy potato wedges, and crispy potato fries. We’ve got potato fried rice, breakfast tacos with crunchy potatoes, and classic Spanish potato tortilla. Add we’ll be adding more of our best potato dishes soon.
Some of our best potato recipes include some of the most delicious potato dishes in our recipe archives along with recent creations, such as a Thai Massaman curry fried rice with crunchy potatoes, crispy shallots, and pan-roasted peanuts.
Some of my favourite potato recipes include my Russian salmon potato salad recipe with soft-boiled eggs, gherkins, capers and dill, Terence’s Basque-style fried eggs with chorizo and crispy potatoes, and Mi Mi Khiang’s Burmese potato salad recipe with tamarind, chilli, fried onion and fragrant mint.
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Best Recipes with Potatoes from Potato Salads and Creamy Mashed Potatoes to Spicy Potato Wedges
Best Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
This creamy mashed potatoes recipe makes our favourite comfort food side dish. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a great steak, cote de boeuf, a classic roast chicken, some lovely sausages, a crispy skinned fish fillet, or five-spice crispy pork belly. A simple dish, our creamy mashed potatoes rely on a very simple formula: one kilo potatoes, 250 grams butter, and 250 millilitres of full cream milk. A good few twists of a salt grinder and you have a classic creamy mash. There are two big factors in achieving the perfect mashed potatoes. First, it’s essential to choose the right kind of potato. Secondly, achieving a creamy texture is dependent on how much moisture you can remove from the mash before adding the milk and butter. While some chefs, particularly French-trained chefs, like to use a food mill, I prefer to use a potato ricer followed by a tamis, pushing the potatoes through with a bowl scraper. More tips to making perfect mashed potatoes in the post below.
Fried Eggs with Chorizo and Potatoes Recipe for Basque Style ‘Messy Eggs’
This fried eggs with chorizo and potatoes recipe for Basque style ‘messy eggs’ makes the perfect weekend hangover cure that was probably invented for a late breakfast after a long night of pintxos bar-hopping in the old town of San Sebastián, one of our favourite summer destinations. It also makes a warming breakfast or brunch in winter and it’s one of our best recipes with potatoes. We use baby potatoes as they cook fast, are easy to handle, and you can leave the skins on to get a little crispy in the pan. We shallow fry the potatoes off in the chorizo oil. Because we generally only cook for two these days (thanks Covid-19!) we use a little single non-stick egg frying pan. It’s not just cute as hell, it will cook an egg with crusty whites and a soft yolk in about 45 seconds on full heat. Lots more tips below.
Burmese Potato Salad Recipe With Tamarind, Chilli, Fried Onion and Fragrant Mint
If you’ve got a picnic planned this weekend, consider this Burmese potato salad – along with some of our other 85 picnic food ideas. This Burmese potato salad recipe makes a light potato salad with tamarind, chilli, fried onion, and fragrant mint. A kick of heat from the mild green chillies, a little sweetness and sourness from the tamarind juice, crunch from the fried shallots, and the perfume of fresh mint make this one of the best Burmese salads to accompany your curries and one of our best recipes with potatoes. I’ve adapted this potato salad slightly from my favourite Burmese cookbook, Mi Mi Khaing’s Cook and Entertain the Burmese Way, published in 1978.
Russian Salmon Potato Salad Recipe with Soft-Boiled Eggs, Gherkins, Capers and Dill
This Russian salmon potato salad recipe with soft-boiled eggs, capers, gherkins and dill makes a filling salad that you can eat year-round. In the cool season, you can serve it with warm potatoes and seared salmon straight from the pan, while it can be refrigerated for warm weather meals, such as summer barbecues and spring picnics. If you’re eating it at home during cool weather, you’ll want to work quickly so the potatoes, seared salmon and soft-boiled eggs are still warm. In spring and summer, I suggest dressing it with little else but extra virgin olive oil, quality sea salt and good ground black pepper, but in winter, I strongly recommend creamy mayonnaise. In that case, the runnier the eggs the better, but otherwise, soft jammy eggs are what you want. For perfect soft-boiled eggs, Terence has an excellent guide to boiling perfect eggs every time.
Massaman Curry Fried Rice Recipe for Fried Rice with Crispy Onions, Crunchy Potatoes and Pan-Roasted Peanuts
Savoury rice with crunchy fried potatoes, crispy fried onions, pan-roasted peanuts, the perfume of dried spices such as cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and fragrant fresh coriander, my Massaman curry fried rice recipe makes the perfect bowl of comfort food and it’s one of our best recipes with potatoes. Full of flavour, filling, and energy-giving – with rice and potatoes, it’s loaded with carbs – it would fix a hangover or fuel you up for exercise. I created this Massaman curry fried rice to use up leftover Massaman chicken curry, but you could make the curry from scratch (make enough to have leftovers) with the aim of making this fried rice the next day. We used chicken but you could make it this Massaman beef curry. A sprinkle of chilli flakes give a nice kick of heat. You’ll need a rice cooker and wok. If you’re a fried rice lover, also browse our best fried rice recipes.
Fried Eggs Breakfast Taco Recipe with Chorizo, Crunchy Potatoes and Spicy Chorizo Oil
Our fried eggs breakfast taco recipe with chorizo, crunchy potatoes and spicy chorizo oil makes a very satisfying weekend breakfast. Easy to make, it comes together quickly. Squeeze on some hot sauce, add a dollop of Mexican crema or crème fraiche, wrap it up, and tell us this isn’t one of the best breakfast tacos you’ve ever had. It’s also one of our best recipes with potatoes. If you’re not familiar with the ‘breakfast taco’, it’s just a taco in Mexico where tacos are made with soft tortillas (typically corn tortillas rather than the flour tortillas we’ve had to use) and eaten any time of day, from breakfast to lunch and dinner. North of the border, you’ll find it’s the same in Mexican-American restaurants, eateries and food trucks in Texas cities such as Austin, which claims to have coined the term and invented the concept of the ‘breakfast taco’. It’s in the USA’s Tex-Mex cuisine that hard taco shells are used – which are also delicious.
Russian Potato Vareniki Recipe for Mashed Potato and Caramelised Onion Filled Dumplings
Who doesn’t love a dumpling? Even better are mashed potato filled dumplings. This traditional Russian potato vareniki recipe makes half-moon shaped Russian dumplings filled with mashed potato and caramelised onion that are eaten with sour cream and fresh dill. My baboushka made a big batch along with meat-filled pelmeni for every family family feast and it’s easily another of our best recipes with potatoes. Boiled the first time they’re cooked, they’re fantastic fried the next day. My baboushka would serve the vareniki swimming in butter in a casserole pot, sprinkled with fresh fragrant dill, and accompanied by dishes of sour cream (smetana). See our fried dumplings recipe for tips on frying leftover vareniki the next day.
Spicy Potato Wedges Recipe With Sweet Chilli Sauce and Sour Cream
Our spicy potato wedges recipe takes the classic Australian café, pub and bar snack of potato wedges with sweet chilli sauce and sour cream and gives it a spicy Asian twist. These skin-on potato wedges can be fried or baked, but we’ve gone for the healthier oven-baked route. Don’t worry, this spicy potato wedges recipe will still make you potato wedges that are crispy on the outside and fluffy within. Served with the classic Aussie combo of sweet chilli sauce and sour cream, these spicy wedges make a filling snack or a fantastic side for burgers. Our Asian twist – five spice powder. We love Himalayan Pink Salt with these and use an adjustable salt grinder so that the final little grind before serving is lighter than what we use before baking. It’s easily another of our best recipes with potatoes.
Russian Potato Pancakes Recipe for Draniki
This potato pancakes recipe is super easy and versatile, too. You can finely grate the potato and onion and use more rather than less flour for a light pancake similar in texture to a pikelet or these mini buckwheat pancakes. Or grate larger pieces of potato, finely chop or slice your onion, and use less flour for more texture and crunch, more akin to a German kartoffelpuffer. We use a kitchen grater with a storage container attached, but you can use any grater – from a simple box grater to a food processor with a grating or shredding attachment. Call me old-fashioned, but I like my potato pancakes to look home-made and rustic, so I spoon the mixture directly into a fry pan or skillet, however, Terence prefers silicon egg rings for perfectly round discs. Serve with sour cream and fresh dill, spring onions/scallions and/or chives. If you love potatoes and love pancakes, it’s easily another of our best recipes with potatoes. Also see our best pancake recipes.
Russian Potato Salad Recipe for the Olivier Salad Also Known as Ensalada Rusa
This Russian potato salad recipe for the Olivier Salad or ensalada Rusa makes my take on a traditional Russian potato salad dating to the 1860s, when it was invented at a celebrated Moscow restaurant. We’ve eaten versions of this salad everywhere from San Sebastian to Santiago, where it was typically served in small dishes as tapas or on slices of bread or toast as pinchos in Spain or pintxos in the Basque country or Catalunya. My baboushka and mum made their versions of this potato salad for family meals, especially during Russian Easter and Christmas. It’s a fantastic summer salad for barbecues and picnics and filling winter salad served as a side to steak, sausages or roast, and it’s easily another of our best recipes with potatoes.
Hand Cut Potato Chips Recipe for Crispy Potato Fries for Your Fish and Chips
This hand cut potato chips recipe makes perfect crispy fries for your beer battered fish and chips, moules frites, roast chicken, or whatever else you like to serve with homemade potato fries. Our mouthwatering potato chips are crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. There are a couple of ways to achieve this, but ultimately you need to fry the chips twice. Fortunately, our method doesn’t mean hours in the kitchen. You’ll need what’s commonly known as a candy thermometer. This is a thermometer that attaches to the side of the pan and actually sits in the pan. Buy one that at least goes to 200°C. They usually have a ‘deep-frying’ indicator at around the 190°C mark. Deep fryers are great as well and more convenient if you do a lot of deep frying. The more expensive professional deep fryers do not suffer the problems that domestic models do. Don’t forget to make the best condiment to go with your chips, our easy homemade tartare sauce recipe.
Russian Beet Potato Salad Recipe for Family Meals and Holiday Feasts
This Russian beet potato salad recipe makes vinegret, a creamy pink potato and beetroot salad that is fragrant with dill and delightfully tangy, thanks to the gherkins and capers. Based on my Baboushka’s recipe, it was a staple at family meals and holiday feasts, Sunday lunches and summer picnics. The only tweak I have made to baboushka’s Russian beetroot and potato salad recipe is to add capers as I love the extra tang. For a more authentic Russian beet potato salad recipe you may wish to leave the capers out, but this is easily another of our best recipes with potatoes.
Tortilla de Cebolla Recipe for the Best Spanish Potato Omelette with Onions
This tortilla de cebolla recipe makes the best Spanish potato omelette with onions which can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even for dinner with a selection of other tapas dishes for a Spanish feast – or, rather, a Catalan feast, seeing we published the recipe when we were in Barcelona during our year-long trip around the world that launched Grantourismo back in 2010. For those not familiar with tortillas, a tortilla in Spain is different to tortilla in Mexico. In Spain, a tortilla is a thick cooked potato omelette of eggs and potatoes, whereas a tortilla in Mexico and South America is a flat soft bread made of corn or flour. One dish that this is similar to the Spanish tortilla is the Italian frittata. To avoid confusion in restaurants in Spain and Mexico, a tortilla will often be labelled as a ‘Spanish tortilla’ or ‘tortilla de patatas’ (tortilla with potatoes) and a tortilla de cebolla is a Spanish potato omelette with onions, and that’s what this recipe makes, and it’s another of our best recipes with potatoes.
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