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World's best potato-based dishes

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Boxty is a traditional Irish potato pancake. The dish is mostly associated with the north midlands, north Connacht and southern Ulster, in particular the counties of Mayo, Sligo, Donegal (where it is know locally as Poundy or Poundies), Fermanagh, Longford, Leitrim and Cavan...

 

Bramboráky (regionally called cmunda or vošouch in Pilsen and "strik" or "striky" in Czech Silesia) are fried pancakes made of rough-grated or fine-grated raw potatoes (brambory in Czech), flour, milk and sometimes sliced sausages or sauerkraut...

 

Bryndzové Halušky (in English: "Potato dumplings with bryndza sheep cheese and bacon") is one of the national dishes in Slovakia. This hearty meal consists of Halušky (boiled lumps of potato dough similar in appearance to gnocchi) and bryndza (a soft sheep cheese)...

 

Bubble and squeak (sometimes just called bubble) is a traditional English dish made with the shallow-fried leftover vegetables from a roast dinner. The chief ingredients are potato and cabbage, but carrots, peas, brussels sprouts, and other vegetables can be added...

 

A croquette is a small fried food roll containing usually as main ingredients mashed potatoes, and/or minced meat, shellfish, fish, vegetables, and soaked white bread, egg, onion, spices and herbs, wine, milk, or any of the combination thereof, often encased in breadcrumbs...

 

French fries (North American English, fries, or french-fried potatoes and, in the United Kingdom, chips) are thin strips of deep-fried potato. The phrase means potatoes fried in the French sense of the verb "to cook", which can mean either sautéing or deep-grease frying...

 

Funeral potatoes are a traditional Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) casserole dish that originated in Utah, United States...

 

Hash browns or hashed browns are a simple potato preparation in which potato pieces are pan-fried after being shredded, julienned, diced, or riced. In some cultures, hash browns or hashed browns can refer to any of these preparations, while in others it may refer to one specific preparation. In parts of the UK, hash browns can mean fried left over mashed potato...

 

Hotchpotch (or in Dutch: Hutspot) is a dish of boiled and mashed potatoes, carrots and onions with a long history in traditional Dutch cuisine...

 

Hotdish is a variety of baked casserole popular in the Midwestern United States, and especially in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. It consists of a starch, a meat or other protein, and a canned and/ or frozen vegetable, mixed together with canned soup...

 

Janssons frestelse ("Jansson's temptation") is a traditional Swedish casserole made of potatoes, onion, pickled sprats, bread crumbs and cream...

 

Kugel is a baked Jewish pudding or casserole most commonly made from egg noodles or potatoes, served as a side dish or a dessert...

 

Mince and tatties is a popular Scottish dish, consisting of minced beef and mashed potato. Traditionally, the meat came from cheaper cuts of beef, such as Chuck and Blade or Neck and Clod, as opposed to the finer cuts used for steaks or roasting joints...

 

Palt is a traditional Swedish meat-filled dumpling, of which there are many different variants. Palt is traditionally served with butter and lingonberry preserves, and a glass of cold milk on the side...

 

Patatas bravas or papas bravas is a traditional dish of Madrid. It consists of white potatoes that have been cut into 2 centimeter irregular shapes and then fried in oil and served warm with a spicy tomato sauce...

 

Potato babka is a savoury dish, popular especially in Belarus. It is made from grated potatoes, eggs, onions, and pieces of smoked, boiled or fried bacon. It is oven-baked in a crock, and often served with a sauce of sour cream and pork flitch...

 

Potato pancakes, are shallow-fried pancakes of grated potato and egg, often flavored with grated onion. Potato pancakes may be topped with a variety of condiments, ranging from the savory (such as sour cream) to the sweet (such as applesauce or sugar)...

 

Poutine is a dish consisting of French fries topped with fresh cheese curd, covered with brown gravy and sometimes additional ingredients...

 

Rösti (often spelled Röschti in Swiss German) is a Swiss dish consisting mainly of potatoes. It was originally a common breakfast eaten by farmers in the canton of Bern, but today is eaten all over Switzerland and also in many restaurants in the Western World...

 

Salt potatoes are bite-size "young" white potatoes scrubbed and boiled in their jackets. Salt is added to the water to the point of saturation, giving them their name, and unique flavor and texture. After cooking, salt potatoes are served with melted butter...

 

Stamppot (English for"mash pot") is a traditional Dutch dish made from a combination of potatoes mashed with one or several other vegetables, sometimes also with bacon...

 

Tater Tots, also known as "Tots", a registered trademark for a commercial form of hash browns, is a side-dish made from deep-fried, grated potatoes. Tater Tots are widely recognized by their crispiness, cylindrical shape and small size...

 

The tortilla de patatas or Spanish omelette is a typical Spanish dish consisting of an egg omelette with fried potatoes. Frequently it also includes onion, depending on region or taste...

 
 
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