SPUD GETS FANCY: 5 POTATO RECIPES
Potatoes are well-known for being a classic, satisfying and easy side dish. Many people see potatoes as an integral part of the simple meat-and-three-veg style dinners that have been popular for decades. These days many people are enjoying week night dinners with recipes that bring something a little extra to the table. We love delicious mashed potato, roast potatoes, potato salad, etc. But potatoes can be so much more than their most common, traditional recipes.
Society has come to appreciate food as more than just sustenance; as many chefs will attest, food to them is an art form. Now, don’t be alarmed, just because we’ve labelled these recipes as “fancy”, doesn’t mean they aren’t achievable for the average home kitchen on a busy weeknight! Take a look at some of these potato recipes and surprise the family this week or wow your guests at your next dinner party with some spuds that are a little bit fancy.
POTATO, GOAT’S CHEESE AND ASPARAGUS TART
Nothing says fancy like “tart”, right? Throw in some tangy goat’s cheese and thinly sliced asparagus, along with the ever-delicious potato, and you’ve got a recipe that would make a queen smile with satisfaction.
SMOKED SALMON HERB SPUD LITE TERRINE (PICTURED)
To understate the significance of this recipe, it’s basically a layered, summer potato bake. Add salmon and you’ve got a delicious terrine, a perfect dish for a summer cocktail party on the aft deck of a yacht.
MINI CHEESY GARLIC SPUD LITE POTATO BAKES
These adorable little stacks of potato bake look restaurant worthy when artfully stacked next to the main protein on the plate. Just as delicious as your traditional potato bake, with a little bit of added fancy.
GARLIC PARMESAN DUCHESS POTATOES
Well, the word “Duchess” in the title says it all, really. This recipe is basically guaranteed to be fancy. The swirly details from piping the mashed potato look just like the frills on the collar of an eighteenth century blouse.
SPUD LITE GNOCCHI BOSCAIOLA
You are sure to impress when you go to the effort of making home-made gnocchi, even more so with this delicious recipe and super easy step-by-step guide.
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