Pump Up Your Potatoes

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by HylaryL

Potatoes are something almost everyone likes to eat and to cook. They’re inexpensive,Roast Potatoesversatile, and can be a healthy side dish if prepared properly. Unfortunately, they can also get very boring if you’ve been using the same old recipes for years.

So how do you spice your spuds? Check out this delicious looking list Buzzfeed created of interesting ways to use mashed potatoes. The Mashed Potato Pesto Swirls and Mashed Potato Waffles are some of the standouts.

For even more ideas, check out some of the many books the library owns dedicated to potatoes and get ready to maximize your mash! 


Haute Potato

Haute Potato (2013)
by Jacqueline Pham

Served as a side of crispy Vietnamese Sweet Potato and Shrimp Fritters or as a savory meal of Crepes Vonnassiennes with Smoked Salmon, potatoes are one of the most versatile foods around. This book gives the humble vegetable new life with delicious preparations ranging from simple baked dishes to over-the-top fried affairs.



Potato (2002)
by Selma Brown Morrow

This book offers an array of more than 40 recipes for time-honored favorites as well as delicious new ideas. Whether you want to make perfectly crisp, golden French fries or try spicy roasted fingerling potatoes dipped in a tangy sauce, there are dishes in these pages to please everyone.


The Ultimate Potato Book

The Ultimate Potato Book (2003)
by Bruce Weinstein

This book moves the versatile potato to the center of every meal. Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough offer up main course classics such as Shepherd's Pie, Cod Cakes, and Chili Fries, along with surprising new ideas - Lasagna (potatoes replace the noodles), Enchiladas and Twice-Baked Potatoes with bacon, asparagus, and cheddar. 

One Potato, Two Potato

One Potato, Two Potato (2001)
by Ray Finamore

This book transports cooks beyond the usual side dishes and introduces them to the secrets and specialities of great chefs and cooks the world over. The author shows how to prepare spectacularly simple appetizers, including dips, chips, and showstopping cocktail potatoes made from a few ordinary ingredients. 



Tagged: Food and Beverages, healthy cooking, healthy eating, potatoes