5 Ways To Cook Potatoes

by Courtney
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Potatoes. We all love them and they make us happy. Really really happy. We show you the ways to transform the classic potato into something more crispy, fluffy and greasy. Here is what you can make with a few simple little potatoes.

1.Hasselback potatoes
If a roasted potato is one of your favourite, then this is the next best thing for you. You can add any of your favourite ingredients to this kind of potato and you’ll have a winner.

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Simply cut your potato width-ways, but not all the way through, forming grooves for you to add ingredients in between each slit. Spread butter, garlic and salt and pepper along the top and in between the slit. You can add bacon, cheese, onion or anything else you’d prefer. Pop them onto a roasting try and cook until golden and crispy for 45-60 minutes at 220˚C.

2. Rosti
A simple classic that is often forgotten about. All you need to do is grate the potatoes, squash them together forming a patty type shape, and fry them in butter or olive oil for 5-8 minutes, depending on how crunchy you like them. Don’t forget to flip them! They are super crunchy and the perfect starter or side to any meal.

3. Roast Potatoes
Toss peeled and quartered potatoes in olive oil and roast in an oven heated to for 45-55 minutes until golden and cooked through. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes at 220˚C, until golden and crisp, turning halfway through

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4. Potato chips
Cut peeled or unpeeled potatoes into chips, then wash and dry well on kitchen paper. For oven chips, arrange them in a single layer on a non-stick baking tray. Drizzle with oil and season to taste. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 220˚C., turning halfway through cooking. To fry chips, heat the oil in a saucepan until hot. Gently lower the chips into the oil and cook for around 4-5 minutes until golden brown, then drain on kitchen paper. Do this in batches to avoid over-crowding the pan. If you like extra-crispy chips, cook them for a second time in the oil after draining on the kitchen paper.

5. Potato Skins
One of the simplest dishes to prepare is the classic potato skin, topped with endless toppings of your choice. Prick a few holes into it and place into the oven for 45-60 minutes at 220˚C.

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