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Small potatoes embellished with parsley and butter

The Science of Potatoes

By:

Meathead

What's up with spuds? Here's everything a cook needs to know about buying potatoes, storing potatoes, and cleaning potatoes.
A mound of garlic mashed potatoes, garnished with herbs

Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes Are Pure Pleasure (No Cream Or Gravy Needed)

By:

Meathead

Here's a recipe for making delicious garlic mashed potatoes sweet and mellow with none of that raw garlic harshness. Most mashed potato recipes call for cream, half-and-half, or milk. This recipe is so good and creamy you don't need any cream in the mix or gravy on the table.
Grill marks crisscross a halved baked potato

Baked Potatoes Taste Better On The Grill

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Meathead

Potatoes are a food whose center and skin need separate treatment. For baked potatoes, we want a soft, moist, fluffy inside, and a dry, crisp skin.

Mythbusting the Potato Nail

By:

Meathead

Can you make a potato cook faster by driving a nail through the center? In theory, the metal nail conducts heat through the potato, speeding up the cooking. To test the theory, our AmazingRibs.com science advisor, Professor Greg Blonder, ran a simple experiment. The results may surprise you.
Cheddar-infused twice-baked potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes With Cheddar Cheese Will Set You Straight

By:

Meathead

Baked potatoes are so good that they become even better by baking them twice! For this method, I bake the potatoes whole on the grill, then mash and mix the cooked potato with spiced sour cream, stuff it back into the potato jacket, top it with cheddar cheese and bake it again. Potato nirvana!
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Great Greek Potatoes Done On The Stovetop Or Grill

By:

Meathead

Piquant from lemon juice and aromatic from garlic and oregano, you will be cooking this simple recipe for Greek Potatoes every night. These flavorful potatoes are much less greasy than the ones served in most Greek restaurants and can be prepared either on the grill or on the stovetop.
potato salad

Mom’s Old Fashioned Potato Salad Wows ‘Em Every Time

By:

Meathead

Make mom proud with this recipe for the perfect potato salad. No backyard BBQ is complete without potato salad but often times it can be lacking in flavor. The secret to old fashioned potato salad is the dressing, a simple blend of mayonnaise and sour cream that perfectly complements the other ingredients.
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A fork lifts a potato covered in spicy mayo

Elevate Your Cookout with Mayo Mojo Potato Salad

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Meathead

Take boring potato salad and make it extraordinary for your next cookout with this recipe for mayo mojo potato salad. This really easy potato salad recipe is just as delicious when served warm as when it is chilled. It uses mayo mojo, a spice mix you can make in quantity and leave it on the shelf until you need it.
German potato salad

Oktoberfest Hot German Potato Salad Is A Hot Take On A Popular Side Dish

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Meathead

Hot German potato salad is sweet and sour, spicy, savory, rich, meaty, and warm all the way down. This Oktoberfest recipe is perfect for those chilly fall tailgates.
warm French potato salad

This Warm French Potato Salad Has Got To Be The World’s Easiest Potato Salad Recipe

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Meathead

The warm French potato salad just might be the world's easiest potato salad. Olive oil, salt, and fresh herbs are all you really need. It's a snap to make and soooo good. Served warm, it is a sure-fire hit.
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Blue Cheese Potato Salad Is Bold And Beautiful

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Meathead

If you're a blue cheese fan then you're going to love this recipe for a potato salad that highlights the complex flavors of these aged cheeses. In fact, this recipe for blue cheese potato salad is so simple, so quick, and so tasty that it's sure to become your go-to side dish for parties and backyard cookouts.
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Easy Spring Potato Salad Recipe

By:

Dave Joachim

This tasty recipe for a potato salad is a bit sharper tasting than traditional American style potato salad, thanks to a healthy dose of vinegar in the dressing. It is more akin to German style potato salad without the mustard and served cold instead of warm.
red potatoes with pesto in a bowl

Pesto Potato Salad: Summer’s New Favorite Side

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Meathead

It's time to rethink serving ordinary potato salad as a side dish at your next BBQ and grilling cookout thanks to this delicious recipe for pesto potatoes. Pesto is a savory pasty green sauce that traditionally includes basil leaves, olive oil, plenty of garlic, pine nuts or walnuts, and parmesan cheese.
Small potatoes embellished with parsley and butter

Salt Potatoes Are A Unique Specialty Of Syracuse New York

By:

Meathead

This delicious salt potatoes recipe is based on a traditional upstate New York side dish. Salt potatoes came about in the 1800s when, legend has it, Irish salt miners made lunch by putting potatoes in baskets and lowered them into the kettles of boiling brine. The spuds were then crowned with gobs of butter.
grilled salt potatoes

Need Salt Potatoes With Less Salt? Here’s Our Modern Version

By:

Meathead

Try this updated recipe for Syracuse salt potatoes with less salt and more flavor. I add garlic and herbs and grill the spuds to crunchify them. Just don't call them Syracuse Salt Potatoes.
latkes in Dutch oven

Latkes aka Potato Pancakes aka Crispy Creamy Hash Browns Are The World’s Best Potatoes

By:

Meathead

This simple, yet flavor packed recipe for hash browns, aka potato pancakes and latkes is the most perfect use of potatoes with their mahogany crunchy edges, crispy golden midsection, and tender, rich, meaty interiors. Traditionally fried in December for Hanukkah, potato latkes are hash browns on steroids.
grilled sweet potato fries

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries Put Some Smoke Into A Favorite Side Dish

By:

Meathead

Elevate ordinary fries by grilling them. In this easy recipe, sweet potatoes are cut into sticks and seasoned with a sweet and spicy blend of brown sugar, chipotle powder, herbs, and spices. Then they are grilled until smoky, golden brown, and crisp. Yum.
Sweet potato fries with spicy honey

Insanely Addictive Sweet Potato Fries, The Grill Frying Method

By:

Clint Cantwell

If you’re a fan of sweet potato fries then you’ll do backflips over this grill fried recipe featuring perfectly deep fried sweet potato sticks coated with smoked honey and garnished with deep fried sage. Even better, deep frying is done on the grill, doing away with the mess and lingering odor of deep frying indoors.
Hasselback sweet potato with maple pecan butter on a plate

Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Butter Recipe

By:

Clint Cantwell

If your side dishes seem a bit tired, try a new twist with grilled hasselback sweet potatoes. Sliced partially through, the sweet potatoes begin to open up like an accordion, making for a stunning presentation. A flavorful blend of butter, pecans, and maple syrup makes the dish even more impressive for guests.
Mashed sweet potatoes

Smoked Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple and Sriracha Will Up Your Side Dish Game

By:

Clint Cantwell

Sweet maple syrup and spicy sriracha make a fantastic combination in this recipe for smoked mashed sweet potatoes. Grilled until tender, the smoked mashed sweet potatoes are combined with butter for richness, maple syrup for sweetness, and just enough Sriracha to bring a touch of heat. It's sweet potato bliss!

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