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.

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.

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

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.

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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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