Spud Love! A Round up of our Favourite Potato Recipes
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. This beloved root veg has laid the foundations for some of the most well-loved foods in the world: French fries, gnocchi, potato bake, rötis, mash, ‘tjips and even vodka! We round up our favourite potato recipes that hero the potato in all its golden, glorious forms.
A potato salad is the perfect reminder of summer and holidays and is the quintessential South African braai side dish.
Avocado Creme Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon & Fried Onion
Not your regular potato salad! This crowd-pleasing potato recipe is filled with tasty potatoes and healthy fats from the avocado. Top with satisfyingly crisp 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, fries, shoestring fries, skinny fries, tjips, chips, wedges – whatever name you call them by and whichever condiment you so wish to dip them into, this is the OG potato creation.
Sirloin Steak with 15-Hour Potatoes
We know what you’re thinking, ’15-hours?’ but in the end, it’ll be so worth it. Crispy duck-fat coated potatoes served with succulent wagyu sirloin steak and a smoky sundried tomato drizzle – it doesn’t get better than this, folks!
Recipe for Sirloin Steak with 15-Hour Potatoes
A simple dish that’s perfect as quick meal idea or for when those spud cravings hit.
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’. These guys are perfect dunked 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 potatoes greatest hits. Swap your Simba chips for these homemade baked potato chips with avo mayo and gremolata.
Chargrilled Potatoes with Horseradish Herb and Caper Drizzle
These summery wedges are chargrilled to perfection, with a cracking exterior and fluffy interior. Drizzled with a horseradish, herb and caper sauce – perfect for an outdoor 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 of mince, salsa, paprika and served with fresh coriander and sour cream.
Recipe for Loaded Mexican Potato Wedges
Our Best Baked Potatoes Recipes
Baked potato is one of the simplest, satisfying meals. We’ve got the low down on how to make the best baked potato right here or check out some of our fav ‘tato recipes, fresh out the oven…
Potatoes with Creamed Mushrooms, Black Garlic & Crispy Bacon
Popping your potato in the oven and slathering it with butter, salt and pepper 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 transform your spud 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 growing up, 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
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 brown, bubbling Parmesan.
Honestly, is there anything more satisfying than fresh-out-the-oven, piping hot, crispy-on-the-outside and fluffy-on-the-inside roasted potatoes? Of all things roasted in the world, potatoes top our list of favourites.
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. Miraculous!
Recipe for Crispy Potjie 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
The Best Ever Roasted Baby Potatoes
The name says it all – everything you need to know about perfecting the roasted potato.
Recipe for The Best Ever Roasted 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 roasted potato 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
Italians know a thing about a thing when it comes to pasta. They can fashion anything into pasta and we’re absolutely thrilled they made these gorgeous little potato balls that we all know and love as ‘gnocchi’.
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 perfect for a date night. The slow cooked and piquant 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
Fluffy gnocchi is topped with heaps of Italian flair and flavours of tomato, basil, olives, anchovy and garlic.
Soups & Chowders
Potato is a great addition to any soup for an added chunk or creamy texture, as found in chowders.
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 salty 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
We love that potatoes are suitable for any meal time and we particularly love them in our brekkies.
Pork Rasher & Rösti Breakfast
The perfect breakfast does exist and it looks a lot like this here recipe. Crispy pork rasher with a perfectly poached eggs 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. Perfect bases for your brekkie 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 fresh cream.
Recipe for Potato and Baby Spinach Frittatas
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
Family night dinners just got more delicious.
Recipe for Pork Ragù Country Cottage Pie
Irish Pork Stew with Colcannon
We have yet to meet someone that can resist this tempting Irish Stew with Colcannon.
Recipe for Irish Pork Stew with Colcannon
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