Spud Love! A Round up of our Favourite Potato Recipes

Words: Tam Selley

Oh, how we adore the humble spud. Potatoes are one of the most widely-consumed foods across the globe, with each region starring their own unique versions of potatoes. These tasty tubers have laid the foundations for some of the most well-loved foods around the world: French fries, gnocchi, potato bake, röstis, mash, ‘tjips, and even vodka! We round up our favourite potato recipes that hero the potato in all its golden, glorious forms.

Loaded Potato Recipes

Whether topped with cheese, coated in cream or served plain and simple, these ‘tater recipes are loaded with deliciousness.

Potato Cakes with Sundried Tomato Pesto & Fried Eggs

Braai for breakfast never looked better! We’d happily enjoy these crispy potato cakes any day, fixings and all.

Recipe for Potato Cakes with Sundried Tomato Pesto & Fried Eggs

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Miso Brown Butter Drizzle

Golden potatoes on a bed of peppery rocket, served with dollops of sour cream and a delectable miso brown butter drizzle – truly mouthwatering.

Recipe for Roasted Baby Potatoes with Miso Brown Butter Drizzle

Tartiflette Savoyarde

A classic French dish. Think creamy and pillowy potatoes with salty pork lardons, melted Camembert and pickles to cut through the richness – the perfect dish for entertaining.

Recipe for Tartiflette Savoyarde

Cheesy Hashbrown Waffles

Breakfast just got more delicious with these Hashbrown-inspired cheesy waffles. Serve with loads of crispy bacon, sunny-side-up eggs and hot sauce.

Recipe for Cheesy Hashbrown Waffles

Smashed Baby Potatoes with Rocket & Basil Pesto

The ultimate braai side – the Rocket & Basil Pesto addition take these crispy beauties to a whole other level.

Recipe for Smashed Baby Potatoes with Rocket & Basil Pesto

Tarte Flambée with Spinach, Potato & Smoked Mozzarella

Simple, satisfying and loaded with potatoes, this Tarte Flambée is perfect for sharing.

Recipe for Tarte Flambée with Spinach, Potato & Smoked Mozzarella


Potato Salads

A potato salad is the quintessential South African braai side dish.

Avocado Creme Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon & Fried Onion

Not your regular potato salad! This crowdpleasing potato recipe is filled with tasty potatoes and healthy fats from the avocado. Top with crispy bacon and fried onion bits before serving, and you’re guaranteed to impress guests at your next braai.

Recipe for Avocado Creme Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon & Fried Onion

South Western Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Bulk up your potato salad with charred corn, black beans and red onion. Drizzle a little or a lot of Honey Mustard Dressing – no judgement here – and you’ve got yourself a banger.

Recipe for South Western Potato Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Potato salad 4 ways

This guide gives four delicious ways to style your potato salad.

Recipe for Potato salad 4 ways

Lebanese Potato Salad

This fresh and tasty potato salad is made Lebanese-style, with fresh lemon, olive oil, spring onions and mint.

Recipe for Lebanese Potato Salad


Potato ‘Tjips & Wedges

French fries, shoestring fries, skinny fries, slaptjips, wedges – whatever you call them and whichever condiment you use, chips are the OG potato creation.

Sirloin Steak with 15-Hour Potatoes

We know what you’re thinking… 15-hours? But they’re well worth the effort. Crispy duck-fat potatoes served with Wagyu sirloin steak and a smoky sundried tomato drizzle – it doesn’t get better than this!

Recipe for Sirloin Steak with 15-Hour Potatoes

Patatas Bravas

A simple dish that’s perfect as a quick meal, or for when those spud cravings hit.

Recipe for Patatas Bravas

Ultimate French Fries

It’s widely known that French fries didn’t actually originate in France, but we do know for sure that no matter where you are in the world, everyone is ‘lus’ for a ‘tjip’. Dunk these babies in t-sauce, mayo, 1000 island sauce, or whatever tickles your fancy.

Recipe for the Ultimate French Fries

Baked Potato Chips

Crunchy crisps are 100% one of the potato’s greatest hits. Swap your Simba chips for these homemade baked potato chips with avo mayo and gremolata.

Recipe for Baked Potato Chips

Chargrilled Potatoes with Horseradish Herb and Caper Drizzle

These summery wedges are chargrilled to perfection, with a cracking exterior and fluffy interior. Drizzle with a horseradish, herb and caper sauce for the perfect snack.

Recipe for Chargrilled Potatoes with Horseradish Herb and Caper Drizzle

Loaded Mexican Potato Wedges

These fully-loaded potato wedges are packed with delicious Mexican flavours; serve with fresh coriander and sour cream.

Recipe for Loaded Mexican Potato Wedges


Our Best Baked Potatoes Recipes

Baked potato is one of the most satisfying meals. We’ve got the low down on how to make the best baked potato right here, or check out our fave fresh-out-the-oven ‘tato recipes…

Potatoes with Creamed Mushrooms, Black Garlic & Crispy Bacon

Popping your potato in the oven and slathering it with butter is the usual baked potato method, but this recipe will change the way you look and baked potatoes forever. Creamed mushrooms, crispy bacon and black garlic will transform your spuds to ‘spudtacular’.

Recipe for Baked Potatoes with Creamed Mushrooms, Black Garlic and Crispy Bacon

Hasselback Potatoes with Lemon and Thyme

Hasselback potatoes are always a winner in our books. This recipe yields crispy golden potatoes that are fried in olive oil, butter and thyme before being popped in the oven to roast with garlic and lemon zest. Mmmm.

Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes with Lemon and Thyme

Mustard Cream Vertical Potato Bake

What would life be without potato bake? As a kid, any night with potato bake was a night worth celebrating and keeping tantrums at bay (well done, Mom). This version swaps classic horizontal spud slices for vertical ones and adds in mustard for an extra creamy punch.

Recipe for Mustard Vertical Potato Bake

Potato Gratin

This fancy version of a potato bake uses a gratin, which is basically a French term for ‘browned breadcrumbs, cheese or butter on top of a dish that’s been baked’. This recipe adds nutmeg and chives to the cream and is topped with bubbling Parmesan.

Recipe for Potato Gratin


Roasted Spuds

Honestly, is there anything more satisfying than crispy-on-the-outside and fluffy-on-the-inside roasted potatoes? Of all things roasted in the world, potatoes top our list of faves.

Crispy Potjie Potatoes with Herby Horseradish Cream

In this dish, oil and water are placed together in a potjie and boiled – the water cooks the potatoes and then evaporates, and the remaining oil fries the ‘taters to golden perfection!

Recipe for Crispy Potjie Potatoes

Smoked Baby Potatoes

Infused with Hickory Liquid Smoke and roasted ’til golden brown and crunchy, these ‘taters are an absolute banger!

Recipe for Smoked Baby Potatoes

Smashed Baby Potatoes with Rocket & Basil Pesto

These oven-roasted baby potatoes are super crispy and are delicious drizzled with a punchy homemade pesto.

Recipe for Smashed Baby Potatoes

Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes

Duck fat is a revolutionary ingredient for roasted potatoes. Roasting your spuds in duck fat results in the crispiest and tastiest potatoes. Don’t believe us? Try this recipe and watch your life change.

Recipe for Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes

Spicy Beef and Tomato Potato Skins Topped with Guacamole

These potato skins are all dressed up in Mexican flavour with spicy mince, cheddar cheese, sour cream and guacamole.

Recipe for Spicy Beef and Tomato Potato Skins Topped with Guacamole

Potato & Chorizo Salad with Roasted Garlic Mayo

A twist on your everyday salad; filled with smoky chorizo, roasted potatoes and a deliciously creamy roasted garlic mayo. Yum!

Recipe for Potato & Chorizo Salad with Roasted Garlic Mayo


Gnocchi

Italians know a thing about a thing when it comes to pasta. They can fashion anything into pasta, and we’re thrilled they made these gorgeous little potato balls.

Gnocchi in a Creamy Basil Pesto Sauce

Delicious basil pesto sauce made creamy with crème frâiche and topped over pillowy gnocchi – what more could you want?

Recipe for Gnocchi in a Creamy Basil Pesto Sauce

Slow Cooked Lamb Ragù with Gnocchi & Salsa Verde

A comforting dish that’s great for a date night. The slow cooked lamb ragù is the perfect complement to the gnocchi. Utterly divine!

Recipe for Slow Cooked Lamb Ragù with Gnocchi & Salsa Verde

Nut & Seed Crusted Hake with Gnocchi

Homemade gnocchi is topped with a healthy seed-crusted portion of hake, beaming with healthy fats and tasty crunch.

Recipe for Nut & Seed Crusted Hake with Gnocchi

Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Roasted Brussel Spouts and Hazelnuts

The soft, pillowy texture of this gnocchi dish is perfectly complemented by crunchy hazelnuts and roasted sprouts.

Recipe for Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Hazelnuts

Ratatouille with Basil and Ricotta Gnocchi

Silky ricotta gnocchi layered with fresh flavours of tomato and basil – a firm favourite.

Recipe for Ratatouille with Basil and Ricotta Gnocchi

Chicken Cacciatore

Fluffy gnocchi is topped with heaps of Italian flair and flavours of tomato, basil, olives, anchovy and garlic.

Recipe for Chicken Cacciatore


Soups & Chowders

Potato is a great addition to any soup for a deliciously creamy texture.

Potato & Black Mushroom Soup

This is a fairly tricky soup to master, but so worth the effort. For those looking for a delicious challenge, this is a must-try!

Recipe for Potato & Black Mushroom Soup

Pear & Potato Soup with Bacon Bits

A perfectly balanced soup, with sweetness from the pears and saltiness from the bacon bits.

Recipe for Pear & Potato Soup with Bacon Bits

Bacon & Corn Chowder

This is the ultimate comfort soup with a creamy texture from the spuds, crunch from the corn and umami flavour from the crispy bacon.

Recipe for Bacon & Corn Chowder

Vegan Corn Chowder with Prawn-Style Pieces

A delicious dairy-free, chunky corn and potato soup, topped with crispy prawn-style pieces.

Recipe for Vegan Corn Chowder with Prawn-Style Pieces


Potato Brekkies

We love that potatoes are suitable for any meal time, even breakfast.

Pork Rasher & Rösti Breakfast

The perfect breakfast does exist and it looks a lot like this here recipe. Crispy pork rashers with a perfectly poached egg and delicious rösti? Yes please!

Recipe for Pork Rasher & Rösti Breakfast

Oven-baked Mashed Potato Bacon Cakes Au Gratin

Whoever said you can’t have cake for breakfast needs this potato recipe in their life.

Recipe for Oven-baked Mashed Potato Bacon Cakes au Gratin

The Perfect Potato Rösti

Grated potato, onion, seasoning and a little oil bring this gorgeous rösti recipe together. The perfect base for your morning eggs and bacon.

Recipe for The Perfect Potato Rösti

Potato and Baby Spinach Frittatas

This baked egg dish is filled with gorgeous green spinach, potatoes, Parmesan and cream.

Recipe for Potato and Baby Spinach Frittatas


Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potato will always be a winner. The slightest sign of clouds and we’ll make a beeline for the kitchen to whip up a batch.

Oxtail Shepherd’s Pie with Parmesan Mash Topping

Fall-off-the-bone oxtail topped with a creamy Parmesan potato mash topping, this is peak comfort food.

Recipe for Oxtail Shepherd’s Pie with Parmesan Mash Topping

Beef Meatballs Tomato Bredie

These Beef Meatballs with Tomato Bredie and mash is ideal for a cosy night in. Bonus points if you serve it with a red wine.

Recipe for Beef Meatballs Tomato Bredie

Pork Ragù Country Cottage Pie

An easy and incredibly comforting family dinner idea.

Recipe for Pork Ragù Country Cottage Pie

Irish Pork Stew with Colcannon

We have yet to meet someone who can resist this tempting Irish Stew with Colcannon.

Recipe for Irish Pork Stew with Colcannon

Love French Fries? Find out how to perfect them right here.

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