Ah, potatoes. The foundation of so many of our favorite comfort dishes. From mashed potatoes to french fries, there is nothing that can cure a bad mood quite like our favorite starch-heavy food. However, if you’re feeling like your humble potatoes just aren’t sophisticated enough, there is a way to make this versatile root vegetable a more…chic. Here are a few easy meal ideas that are guaranteed to take your potatoes to the next level.
Roasted Herb Potatoes
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This dish always looks super fancy and impressive, no matter what. Little do your guests no how easy and quick it was to whip up. All you’ll need are some small potatoes, olive oil, and your favorite herbs – rosemary, salt, and pepper is a simple but tasty seasoning. Make some slices in your potatoes, drizzle with olive oil and spices, give them a quick rub, and toss in the oven. Easy as pie.
Gourmet Potato Salad
This is not your average potato salad. Not that there’s anything wrong with a classic. But who doesn’t love a good twist? The beluga potato salad includes kale, cherry tomatoes, lentils, and cranberries, and is garnished with finely chopped green onions. Finish off with your favorite dressing, and you’re good to go! This one will definitely impress at your next family picnic.
Creamy Potato Gratin
Did somebody say comfort food? This is exactly the dish you want to come home to after a long, hard day. After all, there really is no better combo than potatoes, cheese, and more cheese. Potato Gratin, also known by its French name Gratin Dauphinois, is one of those dishes that looks way more sophisticated than it really is. And that’s precisely the beauty of it.
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Making homemade gnocchi is something that a lot of people aim to do, but for some reason, many of us get way too intimidated to actually do it. However, once you make handmade gnocchi once, you’ll never order the pre-made stuff again. Also, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for this heavenly dish the next time you order it at a restaurant.