The Best Potato Recipes: Roasted, Baked, Mashed, Chips, and Fries

Updated on December 14, 2017
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L.M. Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles. She has a keen interest in creating delicious recipes.

How To Cook  Potatoes
How To Cook Potatoes | Source

This makes it easy for you to follow and create some delicious recipes that you can add to your meals. I've included recipes and photos for the following potato recipes:

  • Baked
  • Homemade Fries or Chips
  • Baked and Covered in Cheese
  • Mashed
  • Roasted
  • Cooked in the Skin

Baked Potato

Baked Potato Recipe
Baked Potato Recipe | Source

Ingredients for Baked Potato

  • 4 large potatoes
  • Cheese
  • Butter

Instructions

  1. Wash the potatoes with the skin on.
  2. Cut out any major bad bits. Do not remove the skin
  3. Punch holes in the potato with a fork on both sides
  4. Place on a baking tray and in the oven on the top shelf
  5. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  6. To test they are done pierce with a knife. If it goes through easily then they are ready. If not put them back in the oven for another 10 mins.
  7. Remove from oven
  8. Cut across the potatoes with a knife
  9. Turn to the right and cut again.
  10. Squeeze open the top of the potato
  11. Add a knob of butter into the opening
  12. Add some grated cheese to each one
  13. Add to a plate and serve with your meal

Baked Cheese Potatoes Recipe

Potato slices covered in cheese and baked in the oven.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • Small block of cheddar cheese
  • Small amount of milk
Grated Cheese on Potatoes
Grated Cheese on Potatoes | Source

Instructions

  1. Peel the potatoes.
  2. Wash under the tap.
  3. Cut up into thin wide slices.
  4. Place in a baking dish flat.
  5. Add the milk slowly from the side. Milk should come up to half way.
  6. Grate the cheese over the potatoes. Making sure to cover them all.
  7. Place in the oven in the middle shelf.
  8. This dish is best made when you already have something else cooking in the oven.
  9. It takes 50 minutes to cook at a temperature of between 200 to 220 degrees.

How To Cook Roast Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • Cooking oil

Instructions

  1. Peel the potatoes.
  2. Wash them with cold water.
  3. Cut into small pieces. Four for each potato.
  4. Add a small amount of oil to a roasting dish.
  5. Place the potatoes in the dish.
  6. Cover with the oil.
  7. Add enough oil to reach a third of the way up to the potatoes.
  8. Place in the oven on the top shelf at 220 degrees.
  9. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

It depends how to like them cooked for the time. If they are not crispy enough cook a little longer

Roast Potatoes
Roast Potatoes | Source

New Potatoes in their Skin

Ingredients

  • Large packet of new potatoes
  • Small amount of butter
  • Fresh or dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Prepare 6 for each person.
  2. Wash the potatoes in a basin of water.
  3. Remove the worst parts of the skin by using a hard sponge or scraping with the edge of a knife.
  4. If there are any stubborn bits you can take them off by cutting with the knife.
  5. Put in boiling water in a pan.
  6. Boil for 25 minutes.
  7. Drain from the water.
  8. Add a small amount of butter and shake to cover all the potatoes.
  9. Mix in a small amount of cut fresh parsley or dried parsley.

Cooked New Potatoes
Cooked New Potatoes | Source

How To Make Homemade Chips or Fries

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • Cooking oil

Instructions

  1. Peel and wash the potatoes.
  2. Cut into large thick strips.
  3. Heat up the oil in a pot and place the basket inside.
  4. Test the heat of the oil by adding one chip. If it starts to cook straight away add the rest. If not wait until the oil is hotter.
  5. Give the chips a shake every couple of minutes to cook them evenly.
  6. Remove when the fries are cooked the way you like them.
  7. Either lightly brown or well cooked.

Homemade Fries
Homemade Fries | Source

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • Large portion of butter
  • Half a cup of milk

Instructions

  1. Remove the skin and wash in cold water.
  2. Cut up each potato into four pieces.
  3. Place in a pot and wash in cold water again.
  4. Add boiling water and cook for 25 minutes.
  5. Drain the water from the pot.
  6. Add the butter and milk.
  7. Use a masher or fork until you have a wonderful mixture of creamy mashed potatoes.

Mash with Lamb
Mash with Lamb | Source

Fried Slices of Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes
  • Small amount of oil

Instructions

  1. Peel and wash the potatoes.
  2. Cut them in half and add to a pot of boiling water.
  3. Cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Drain the water and turn out onto a plate to cool.
  5. Cut them up into medium slices.
  6. Heat up the frying pan with a little bit of oil. Enough to come up half way to the slices.
  7. Fry at a medium heat until brown. Turn over and fry on the other side.
  8. Remove from the pan onto a paper towel and gently pat to remove any excess oil.
  9. Serve with your meal.

Fried Potatoes with Fish
Fried Potatoes with Fish | Source

Best Potato Recipes

There are so many ways to cook this tuber that it is nice to experiment with different tastes and flavours.

I hope that you have found at least one of these recipes interesting and worth a try.

Adding potatoes to family meals is a budget-friendly way to create delicious dinners every night.

Recipe for Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

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      Casangel 17 months ago

      OMG looking at your photos at 10 am. and I'm starving for my dinner but which one do I cook ????? such choices thank you for some great idears for dinners . I love all your food hubs and the photos make my mouth water, mummy mummy

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      L M Reid 3 years ago from Ireland

      Yes potatoes are very versatile and can be cooked in many ways. glad you like the recipes Imoyer02

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      Leon Moyer 3 years ago

      Oh geez... I don't think I've ever been this hungry right after eating a meal. This hub makes me want to eat like no tomorrow. Great information, and definitely something I'll be trying in the near future.

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      L M Reid 4 years ago from Ireland

      Mashed potatoes are always great with any meal I agree Fiddleman. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment

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      Fiddleman 5 years ago

      Now this s a meal fit for any man. Thanks for sharing!

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Yes there are so many delicious things that can be done with the potato.

      Thank you everyone for taking the time to leave a comment

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      iefox5 5 years ago

      I'm a big fan of potatoes, the recipes look great and delicious.

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Yum ! It all looked really good ! I make potoato bake when its not too hot here . We love all types of potatoes.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Wow, you have the potato well covered. What a nice Hub, so useful!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Even easy enough for me to cook lol. Potatoes definitely help fill stomachs and save money.

      Shared, up and interesting.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Hello Jeff yes it is amazing how many different dishes can be made with potatoes. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment

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      Jeff Gamble 5 years ago from Denton, Texas

      Great potato ideas, time to think outside the steak and baked box - I'll be trying a few of these out for sure

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      A dinner with some kind of potatoes just doesn't feel right in our house lol

      Thank you Thelma for leaving a comment, the votes and for sharing

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I like these recipes and I feel hungry now seeing these inviting photos. I´ll try them. Voted up and shared.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Lipnancy: I too love potatoes with my meals, mash is my favourite.

      ChristyWrites: Yes I was brought up with eating potatoes with every meal, love them. Thanks for the votes and sharing

      sgbrown: New potatoes covered with butter, salt and parsley are great. Hope you enjoy them with cheese too. Thanks for the votes

      tammyswallow: lol Chips with fried eggs and beans - perfect

      molometer: Yes they are cheap enough to buy and do go a long way no matter which way they are cooked. Thank you for all the shares, much appreciated.

      Purple Perl: Thanks for the shares and comment

      Thanks you all for taking the time to leave a comment, vote and share

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      Purple Perl 5 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Excellent pics, and step by step instructions make this hub interesting and needs bookmarking and shared. Congrats too.

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      molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a great idea for a hub. These days budget friendly meals are much in demand.

      Great to see the variety of potato recipes. I will try a few too.

      Voted up useful and interesting.

      Shared pinned and tweeting this to Keith lemon. he loves potatoes : )

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      That is my kind of meal! I love homemade french fries. This makes me want to hit up a buffett and hurt myself! I look forward to desert.. hint hint!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Great ideas for cooking potatoes. I love potatoes and cook them frequently. One of my favorites is new red potatoes, boiled with the skin on and then stir them with a little milk and lots of butter, salt and potatoes. One of my family favorites. I am going to try your potatoes with cheese on top, sounds yummy! Voted up and useful. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Nice! Solid food that is quick to make and not bad for the budget. I vote up, sent on Twitter, and will share with my HP followers too.

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Love the yummy pictures. Enjoyed your hub very much because I am a big potato fan.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      I think we all have our own ways of cooking potatoes and that is the beauty of them.

      Crystal Tatum yes mashed with butter and milk is mine too

      Just ask Susan sorry I made you hungry lol

      Kelly the family is so used to me taking photos with every meal

      Thanks for taking the time to leave the comments and for the congratulations on the win.

      I had to keep only one eye on the tennis while Andy Murray was winning in order finish this hub before the deadline but it was worth it!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Wow this looks awesome! I love the detail and pictures. Congrats on the win! Take care, Kelley

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I was doing okay today as far as the hunger kicking in. After reading and seeing all your great pictures I'm hungry again!

      Congrats on the win!

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      Crystal Tatum 5 years ago from Georgia

      Potatoes are my favorite food - my faves are mashed potatoes and baked potatoes.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      My favourite is creamy mash. It is amazing how many dishes can be made with them! Thanks for the comment and vote

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Wow, so many ways to make potatoes! I vote for cheesy potatoes...just thinking about them makes my mouth water. Thank you and voted up.

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