Beyond Baked: Potato Recipes From Around The World

Posted on: 10 February 2016


Potatoes are one of the most popular foods in the world. They feature prominently in many of the world's most delicious cuisines. If you are bored with baked potatoes, then you should consider trying some of the more popular recipes from around the world. Below is a list of a few different potato recipes and a brief description of how they are prepared.


This is a very popular dish from Ireland. It is similar to mashed potatoes, except that it contains kale or cabbage. The potatoes are peeled and boiled in saltwater until tender. Kale, or cabbage, is added to the water towards the end. When the potatoes and kale are done cooking they are mashed with butter and cream. Some recipes will include bacon or fatback to further enrich the flavor of the dish.


If you love French fries, then you'll love this classic Canadian dish. The dish originated in Quebec and is now a popular dish all over Canada. It consists of three basic ingredients: French fries, gravy, and cheese curds. Think of it like a cousin to cheese fries. The big difference here is that the cheese is not melted, but rather is in curd form, and this makes for a really interesting, contrasting texture. The tanginess of the cheese curds provides a great contrast to the richness of the brown gravy. The fries are thick cut so that they stand up to the heavy curds and gravy.


Kugel can either be sweet or savory. If you chose the savory version, then you are likely to find a wonderfully delicious potato dish. The dish originates in the European Ashkenazi community. It was commonly served during holy days. The basic ingredients include potatoes, eggs, onions and vegetable oil. The onions are pureed and then added to sliced potatoes and spices. This would then be placed into a baking dish and cooked until it was browned on top.

This is a wonderful, heart healthy, casserole-like dish. You can find it in many restaurants that serve Jewish cuisine.


This dish hails from Ecuador. It is a potato patty that is filled with cheese and sometimes meat. The patties are often served with peanut gravy and a raw tomato salsa. The process to make them is simple, yet the result is amazing. A chef will boil potatoes and mash them. They will then form them into patties around a center of cheese and sometimes sausage. These patties are then cooked on a griddle until they are brown on all sides. The patties are then served warm on a bed of lettuce and accompanied by a fresh salsa and peanut sauce.

You might find this in a restaurant that specializes in South American cuisine. Check out a restaurant like Athens Restaurant to see if they offer a unique potato dish.