6 Great Potato Dishes

Comparing waxy and starchy spuds


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6 Great Potato Dishes To many, a potato is just that, a potato. To those who are more culinary-minded, there is so much more to that classic starch.

Potatoes are often separated into two categories, waxy and starchy. The former refers to the delicate fingerlings so perfect for roasted rosemary potatoes or chunky German potato salad. The waxier consistency of these spuds holds up during cooking, allowing for a sturdier bite. The latter of the two is used to describe the more classic Russet and sweet potatoes. Their flaky, starchy textures make them great baked or mashed.

Here are What's Cookin's top six potato dishes, including three waxy recipes and three starchy. Be sure to let us know your favorite way to cook up potatoes below!

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  • Snooth User: smithant
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    The recipes look good! But I think you mean 'latter' and not ladder. We don't want potatoes climbing ladders, do we?

    Oct 03, 2011 at 1:26 PM

  • The best way for me to utilize the potato is by fermenting; in the making of Cirrus Vodka, my premium potato vodka produced from primarliy russet potatos. Garnish with a jajapeno stuffed olive!

    Oct 03, 2011 at 4:05 PM

  • Snooth User: laylagirl
    261606 101

    Wasabi MasKed Potatoes? Are they for Halloween or will they rob a bank?

    Oct 03, 2011 at 5:41 PM

  • Snooth User: ryebird
    438820 0

    I agree with smithant. Recipes look good, but no ladders, please!

    Oct 03, 2011 at 7:57 PM

  • Smithant is right, but you only corrected "ladder" in the above article. The e-mail link page still has it incorrectly mentioned. FYI...

    Oct 03, 2011 at 8:31 PM

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