5 Ways to Cook Potatoes

Versatile and filling, potatoes can be baked in the oven, steamed on a stove or even cooked in a slow cooker. Try your hand at each method and pick your favorite way of cooking these starchy tubers.
By: Cameron Curtis
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Alton Brown's The Baked Potato

Photo by: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Tara Donne, FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Versatile and filling, potatoes can be baked in the oven, steamed on a stove or even cooked in a slow cooker. Try your hand at each method and pick your favorite way of cooking these starchy tubers.

1. The Baked Potato (pictured above)

Alton's basic recipe for a baked potato becomes a complete dinner with your favorite potato toppings. Cook large, russet potatoes for an hour in the oven and serve with a variety of fixings from sour cream and chives to cheddar cheese.

Potato-Egg Salad

Not in the mood to turn on the oven? Daisy Martinez puts potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and simmers them on the stove. Toss them with eggs and red pepper for a colorful salad.

Pea, Ham, and Potato Soup

All you need is 15 minutes' prep time to turn potatoes, ham and peas into a delicious slow cooked soup.

Vinegar French Fries

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

For a twist on classic fries, soak these spuds in vinegar and then refrigerate to allow the natural sugars to develop and then fry them until they are golden brown.

"Old Bay" Grilled Steak Fries

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Bobby Flay's "Old Bay" Grilled Steak Fries

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Bobby brushes cooked-until-tender potato wedges with "Old Bay-style" spice before tossing onto the grill.

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