One of my favorite foods in the world is potatoes. Luckily, it seems like almost everyone’s favorite food in is potatoes! And the world is full of incredible potato recipes.
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I’ve searched high and low for the best potato recipes in the world and have recreated them here for you on my site! The recipes here are inspired by countries around the world, from the Caribbean, to European, to Middle Eastern.
If you have some potatoes left over in your pantry and need to use them up soon, this post is for you! Click on the links or the pictures to take you to the recipes for each potato idea.
Gyuveche from Bulgaria
Gyuveche is a delicious dish from Bulgaria. My version of gyuveche is made with beef, mushrooms, carrots, celery, and cheddar cheese. The dish is then topped with thin potatoes and over-easy eggs!
These stuffed mashed potato balls, also called Papas Rellenas, come from Cuba and many other Caribbean countries. They come filled with picadillo, a beef filling, and then fried. They are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and absolute heaven.
Stoemp: Creamy, Vegetable-Stuffed Mashed Potatoes from Belgium
Stoemp from Belgium is the epitome of the perfect comfort food. Mashed potatoes mix with cream and sauteed vegetables to experience the taste of a homey and comforting dish.
Jeera Aloo (Cumin Roasted Potatoes from Bangladesh)
Jeera Aloo is a roasted potato recipe from Bangladesh. The identifying aspect of this dish is the spice blend that highlights the beautiful flavors of Bangladesh. Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric, cayenne, turmeric, and ginger.
Ah, Canadian Poutine. The Canadians’ most delightful invention for the perfect, stumbling-home-from-the-bar-need-a-greasy-snack treat. Poutine features crunchy french fries soaked in brown gravy and then topped with cheese curds. Can you imagine anything more perfect?
Belgian Frites with Andalouse Sauce
Belgian Fries (or “Frites” in Belgium) are unlike any fries you’ve ever tasted. Soft on the inside, impossibly crispy on the outside, and so crunchy you can hear each bite from across the room. There’s a secret to making fries this delicious, and if you keep reading, I’ll tell you what it is.
Silpancho from Bolivia
Silpancho begins with a bed of rice, then come layers of pan-fried meat, salsa, fried potatoes, and an over easy egg. You’ll love this Bolivian dish!
Potato Pancakes from Belarus
Potato Pancakes (Draniki) are a Belarusian staple. This blog post will teach out all about the best potatoes to pick and the best seasonings to add. Most importantly, it will teach how to make sure you end up with crispiest, most delicious Potato Pancakes that Belarus has ever seen.
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