13 ways to pimp your potato

Loaded Up Skins

Aahh, the humble potato. A staple part of a family’s diet when fussy eaters and simple meals rule the roost. If you’re sick at the sight of these starchy suckers then we may just have the answer.

We’ve rounded up 13 potato recipe ideas to have you, and the kiddies, loving the spuds in no time.

Golden garlic goodness

Crispy Potatoes

We all dream of making the best roast potatoes on the planet; crisp, dark deliciousness on the outside and soft, white and fluffy on the inside. Here’s how its done. (via Host the Toast)

Husselback heaven

Hassel BackPotatoes

Now that’s what you call a posh potato! Take your husselback potato to a whole new level by throwing garlic, lemon and rosemary into the mix. Imagine a handful of potato chips all cuddled together and cooked to perfection. Yep, we’re drooling too. (via The Cafe Sucre Farine)

Balls of bliss

Mash Potato Balls

Woooaah momma! We’re all dreaming about these deep-fried balls of mashed potato. Next time you’re stuck for ideas of what to do with the left over mash check out this recipe. Simply add cheese, spring onions and bacon then roll into balls. Cover the potato balls in Panko crumbs, fry and watch the magic happen. (via Spicy Southern Kitchen)

Twisted tastiness

Potato on a Stick

These crispy spiral potatoes will get the kids in a spin at dinner time! You only need potatoes, salt and oil for these tasty taters and there’s a handy spiralling tutorial too! (via Sea Salt with Food)

Perfect peaks

Duchess Potatoes

Give your mash a makeover with these duchess potatoes! There’s a little more work involved, but with step-by-step pictures and easy to follow instructions we’re tempted to give these pretty peaks a go! (via The Pioneer Woman)

Sliced and stacked

Potato Stack

Ever thought of using a muffin tray for your potatoes? Well, we’re telling you to do it! Thinly slice your potatoes, drizzle with oil, your favourite herbs and a sprinkling of cheese then pop them in the oven. 45 minutes later you’ll have yummy stacks of crisp potatoes for the whole family to dive into. (via A Family Feast)

Rustic roasties

Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

For days when nothing but carbs and cheese will do, these ladies have the answer. Using ingredients you’ll always have handy at home, these roasties are the ultimate pick-me-up and a great side dish to boot! (via Six Sisters)

Leftover legend

Potato Pancakes

Yum! These cheesy potato pancakes will make getting rid of leftovers so much easier. Here, Kelly adds spring onions and cheese into her mix, but why not try sweet corn and peas too? It’s a great way of hiding extra veggies! (via Just a Taste)

Salt n’ vinegar ‘chips’

Salt and Vinegar Potatoes

Craving ‘chip shop chips’ but can’t handle the guilt? We’ve got you covered! These incredible salt and vinegar fingerling potatoes are full of flavour and grilled to perfection for a healthy alternative to the Friday favourite. (via Umami Girl)

Hearty hummus

Mash Potato Hummus

Don’t worry, we’re not going crazy. Partner your potatoes with a helping of hummus to create an incredibly moorish mash. Adding the hummus (garlic, roasted pepper or another favourite) brings lots of flavour and the kids will never know its there! Tick and tick! (via Gimme Some Oven)

Loaded skins

Loaded Up Skins

Load them up! This recipe for cheesy bacon and kale potato skins has our mouths watering already! Have some fun in the kitchen and get the kids to help you scoop out the potato and load up with toppings. We don’t think these won’t last long on the dinner table. (via Pinch Of Yum’s)

Cheese and chive mash

Mascarpone Chive Potato Mash

Cheese and chives are a marriage made in heaven. No question. What better way to celebrate a good combo than to mix it together in a world of whipped potato goodness? Well here it is, and we think it’s perfection. (via Good Life Eats)

Delicious dessert

Sticky Lemon Cake

And finally, if you want to be a little more adventurous with the leftover spuds, try this sticky lemon cake. It’s got the usual suspects of any other cake; butter, sugar, eggs and almonds but a heap of mash potato makes for an incredibly moist sponge that will be a sure-fire hit at tea time. (via Woman and Home)