Who doesn’t love potatoes? The versatile starch can be boiled, fried, mashed, or roasted and goes well with just about anything. You can even drink it since there are specialty vodkas made from potatoes. Not surprisingly, there are hundreds of amazing potato dishes around the world.
How do you like your potatoes? The most popular way to cook the starch is usually as french fries. You can find interesting variations of fries in every corner of the globe.
Here are 15 mouthwatering potato dishes that you’ll want to try right away:
1. Poutine (Canada)
Originating from Quebec, poutine tops your thick cut fries with cheese curds and gravy. The key is to use thicker fries that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Some Canadians claim that poutine is the ultimate comfort food.
2. Salchipapas (Peru)
Salchipapas is one of those potato dishes that started out as street food but is now being served in fancy restaurants. The name is a combination of the word “salchi” (sausage) and “papas” (potatoes). The meal is served with a side of coleslaw and you can choose to top it with sauce. The most popular sauce is simply ketchup and mustard.
3. Chorrillana (Chile)
In Chile, you can have your fries with sausages as well. However, Chileans also add meat, eggs, and onions and serve the Chorrillana in a huge heap. It is best shared with friends due to the large serving. However, if you really like your potatoes, you can always try to take the dish on your own.
4. Shepherd’s Pie (United Kingdom)
Did you know that shepherd’s pie started out as a way for people to use leftover meat? The perfect combination of meat, vegetables, gravy, and mashed potatoes has turned into the ultimate British comfort food. It is also easy to make and you can make one with the ingredients of your choice.
5. Clapshot (Scotland)
If you prefer your mashed potatoes with some texture, you can’t go wrong with clapshot. Originating from the islands of Orkney, the Scottish dish combines “neeps and tatties” (turnips and potatoes) mashed together with chives and butter.
6. Colcannon (Ireland)
If “neeps” aren’t your thing, you can always try colcannon. The traditional Irish dish mixes mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage, milk, and butter. It’s so popular that there is even a song called “The Skillet Pot” that reminisces about colcannon being made by mothers.
7. Duchess potatoes (France)
Duchess potatoes are undoubtedly the most elegant way to eat mashed potatoes. Interestingly, the dish is made of a puree of mashed potatoes and egg yolks then shaped into lovely little rosettes.
8. Brændende kærlighed (Denmark)
The Danish know exactly what to do with mashed potatoes. They top it with bacon, onions, and grated nutmeg. Not surprisingly, the term Brændende kærlighed translates to “burning love” in English.
9. Gamja-jeon (Korea)
The crispy pancake is made from grated potatoes and usually topped with chopped scallions or sesame seeds. It is dipped in a sauce called choganjang.
10. Rösti (Switzerland)
The Swiss created this potato fritter pancake with butter. It is typically eaten for breakfast and goes well with bacon, cheese, and fresh herbs.
11. Saag Aloo (Northern India)
Saag Aloo is potatoes and spinach curry served with rice, naan, or maki di roti. It’s a vegan curry that confirms you can eat potatoes with rice and still have a healthy meal.
12. Tortilla Española (Spain)
The Spanish omelette is made from potatoes and eggs. It’s great for breakfast but can also be served cold as an appetizer.
13. Janssons Frestelse (Sweden)
The Swedish casserole is made of potatoes, onions, bread crumbs, and cream. Doesn’t seem exotic enough? The Christmas dish is also filled with pickled sprats, a small oily fish that resembles anchovies.
10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About M&M’s
The colorful chocolate candies almost played an important role in an episode of ‘Seinfeld’!
Everyone knows about the colorful chocolate candy simply known as M&M's. After all, it has the catchy tagline, "Melts in your mouth, not in your hand" that people immediately recognize. However, there is still a lot that the public doesn't know about M&M's. Some facts are so surprising that it might even change the way you see your favorite Mars candy.
Although it is a popular candy, there are several misconceptions about M&M's. For instance, rapper Eminem didn't name himself after the chocolate. Although the name was initially stylized after the candy, it actually stands for his real name Marshall Mathers. Here are some interesting facts you probably didn't know about M&M's.
Those little "m's" actually mean something.
8 Late-Night Snacks That Won’t Make You Fat
Your food selection always matters.
We've all been in that situation when we feel hunger late at night. Sometimes we ignore it, but most of the time we give in to that feeling. Unfortunately, eating late at night is not a healthy option.
Eating late-light snack is not ideal, but it's sometimes hard to have a good night sleep when your stomach is grumbling. So instead of tossing and turning because of hunger, you can munch on these eight late-night snacks that won't make you fat.
10 Complex Carbs That Can Promote Weight Loss
You need to add these “good carbs” to your diet right now!
People have a good reason for shunning carbohydrates. Most carbs are high in sugar and refined grains that could mess up your diet and often leave you unsatisfied. Dieters can be forgiven for avoiding white bread, pasta, and pastries. However, some complex carbohydrates can actually help you trim down.
Complex carbohydrates are known as the "good carbs" and are much healthier than their simple cousins. These carbs have high-fiber content and contain nutrients that can aid in weight loss. Here are ten yummy complex carbs that should be a part of your regular diet.
#1. Rolled Oats