Earlier this week I stopped by Walmart with a rather short list of things to pick up. One of the items on the list was potatoes. I was planning on cooking a roast in the crock pot and didn’t have enough potatoes in the pantry. (By the way, when I make a pot roast, I am positive that I cook more potatoes, pound-wise, than I do roast due to the fact that my six-year-old devours potatoes when they’re cooked that way.)
2. Roast potatoes.
3. Cheese Fries. These are similar to the roasted potatoes above, except that I slice them into thin slices and, in addition to salt and pepper, sprinkle with a bit of garlic powder, chili powder and seasoned salt. As soon as they come out of the oven, I lightly cover the top with shredded cheese.
4. Baked Potatoes.
5. Potato Casseroles. Think scalloped or au gratin potatoes or even a sausage, egg and potato breakfast dish.
6. Traditional mashed potatoes.
7. Cube potatoes to use in a stew or cook with a pot roast.
8. Serve potato salad as a side dish with lunch or supper.
9. Finely chop or shred potatoes and combine with salt, pepper and chopped onions to make homemade hash browns in a skillet.
10. Use skins leftover from baked potatoes to make potato skins.