mashed potatoes

Thanksgiving Practice Round: Potatoes

Master these great Thanksgiving tater sides now
Nov 19, 2013 2:00 pm

We've gathered our 8 most appropriate Thanksgiving potato recipes for you to practice on a great steak or other pre-bird entreé. They're simple and to the point, with just a smattering of potatoes' favorite accents, like goat cheese, bacon and sage.

Smashed Truffled Purple Potatoes Recipe

Truffle up the easiest fancy side dish at the table
Nov 11, 2013 4:00 pm
truffled smashed potatoes recipe
Photo: Mark Shaw

You can basically guarantee every last one of these truffled smashed purple potatoes will disappear by the end of your dinner. This super simple dish has four ingredients: potatoes, truffle butter, sage leaves and crunchy Maldon sea salt. It doesn't have to be a special occasion to break out this recipe, but they're impressive on a holiday table as well. 

Why Do My Mashed Potatoes Suck?

Troubleshoot your spuds in time for potato season
Oct 7, 2013 2:00 pm

You'll be making plenty of batches of mashed potatoes in the months to come, so why not figure out why yours are less-than-awesome now? Although they're one of the easiest side dishes you can make, there are still plenty of pitfalls waiting for the well-meaning home cook. Heed our advice and churn out perfect, fluffy, melt-in-your mouth mashed potatoes every time. 

Salt Block Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Salt plus butter plus potatoes equals a big winner
Jul 8, 2013 4:01 pm
Photo: Mark Bitterman

Smashing buttery potatoes down on a salt block is like making potato chips in surround sound, with big, thick, crispy skins warmed to salty, buttery perfection. There is nothing like it in the world, and if this doesn’t unite us all as one smiling salty-sweet mass of humanity, I don’t know what will.

25 Epic Potato Side Dishes

Recipes for potatoes that look great on your plate
Mar 5, 2013 1:01 pm

Let's hear it for the side we all know and love: potatoes! There are at least a million ways to spin 'em, so believe it when we say narrowing all of our beloved potato recipes down to 25 was a challenge. But that's how much we care about our readers' side dishes.

4 Ways To Take Swedish Meatballs For A Spin

Beyond potatoes and gravy lies the perfect formula
Feb 4, 2013 12:31 pm

I really wish I hadn't found out the café a few doors down from the office serves Swedish meatballs. I'm also very glad there's a place within a block that has them, because when it's cold like this, few dishes will warm you up and keep you comfortably full like köttbullar med potatis. Here are 4 variations to keep your meatball game nice and fresh. 

Potato-Parsnip Mash Recipe

A recipe for creamy mashed potatoes with parsnips
Nov 16, 2012 5:01 pm
potato and parsnip mash recipe
Photo: jules:stonesoup on Flickr

While there's nothing wrong with a great classic mashed potato recipe (like, say, ours), I love the way parsnips blend right in alongside, taking nothing away and adding its own sweet, slightly tangy, delicate flavor. Best of all, you can cook the parsnips and the garlic right along in the pot with the potatoes.

Turkey Coma 2012: Ready For Deep-Fried Mashed Potato Bites?

Cause we are. Yup, bring those bad boys over here.
Nov 16, 2012 1:31 pm

From So Good Blog, the folks who brought us the true-to-its-name feature "Deep-Fried Everything:" deep-fried mashed potato bites. You might want to make extra potatoes to set aside to ensure that this happens on Black Friday, which we will rename "Liquid Buttery Center" Friday. Sure beats trampling your fellow Americans in the race to the slutty doll display, right? 

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