This incredible vegetable makes its way to every table. From coming hot and crisp to the breakfast table, to making an appearance as perfectly cooked fries, to starting—or being—dinner as potato soup, this vegetable is simply amazing. What is even more incredible is the sheer range and variety of potatoes, and how differently each performs. Here at Southern Living, we describe potatoes as ‘The Ultimate Comfort Food’, and this means that there are great recipes to help you enjoy these delicious treats.
Grab some russets, which are great for baking, frying, and mashing. Or, get some long whites when you need a potato that can hold up well after it has been cooked. If you want to bring color to the table while enjoying your potatoes, grab a handful of blue and purple potatoes. You will also love these colorful potatoes’ nutty aroma. Yellow flesh potatoes, like Yukon Golds, are great for roasting and mashing, bringing what some people describe as a buttery flavor. However you slice or dice it, potatoes can bring fantastic flavors to every meal.