There’s no denying that the humble potato is a staple of many delicious dishes. You can use potatoes in all kinds of fun and creative ways with your meals.
But, if you’re only used to using potatoes in the ways as prescribed in recipes, now’s the time to broaden your horizons!
There are many different varieties of potatoes you can use to give your dishes a different taste or type of meal presentation. The following five ideas will help make your meals more memorable.
1. Try Different Varieties Of Potatoes
Did you know there are over 4,000 different varieties of potatoes worldwide? Many of those varieties originate from South America, and they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes.
For example, you can get potatoes in different colors. Purple potatoes, native to the Andes in South America, are purple inside and out, and roasted purple potatoes make the perfect accompaniment to any meal!
The next time you make a meal that uses potatoes, try some different varieties for alternative textures and tastes.
2. Make Some Dunkable Potato Rings
You’ve likely heard of onion rings and have probably sampled many in the past. But have you thought about making some homemade potato rings?
When you fry some potato rings, you will no longer have to make the hard choice between whether to dunk onion rings or fries into your preferred sauce or dressing!
Potato rings are incredibly easy to make and combine the best of both worlds – onions and potatoes – and they will probably be the best things you’ve ever made in your kitchen!
3. Create Some Mini Pizzas With Potato Bases
If you’re a big fan of pizzas, you’ve probably had a go at making some at home yourself. You’re likely wondering if there’s a new type of pizza you could try or whether there’s something different you could do with your homemade pizzas.
Believe it or not, potatoes might be a nice variation for creating mini pizzas. Instead of using an ordinary dough base for your pizzas, try using potatoes. Simply cut large potatoes in half, add cheese and your favorite toppings, and bake them.
4. Fry Some Homemade Potato Chips
I think most people probably enjoy snacking on potato chips, occasionally. You can buy them almost anywhere.
Wouldn’t it be great to make your own potato chips, though? It’s easier than you might think to make: simply slice them thinly and fry them to perfection!
5. Whip Up Some Garlicky Mashed Potatoes
One final idea for creating a potato masterpiece is whipping up some mashed potatoes. You likely already know how to do that, and you’ve probably done that more times than you care to remember.
Only this time, don’t just make a batch of plain mashed potatoes: add some garlicky goodness to it!
I hope you’ll give some of these ideas a try!