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The Happy Holiday Potato

by Kate Heyhoe

Cold weather beckons comfort foods to the table. On the sweet end of the list, chocolate is the undisputable champ. But on the savory side, potatoes make the most consoling, cheering and cozy of all dishes, especially when teamed with butter, cheese or cream (or for really depressed folks, all three. I've often wondered if Prozac was actually made from potatoes.)

For the feel-good menu of the year, plate up these posh potato dishes—including recipes for sweet, white, yellow and purple potatoes.


Serve them as appetizers, as side dishes with holiday roasts, wintry breakfasts and bunches, or simply as part of a warming weeknight meal—potatoes are 24/7 food (good 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). And with many family budgets in mild crisis, potatoes are a most affordable and nutritious food as well. Potatoes were a New World discovery that quickly spread around the globe, so these recipes come from all corners: Thailand, Peru, Italy, India and the Southwestern U.S.


Potato Recipes

Buttermilk Sweet Potato Biscuits

Crisp Potato Kugel

Crisp Salmon with Warm Potato Salad

Crispy Crab and Sweet Potato Cakes

Fennel, Potato and Mustard Casserole

Mini Potato Pancakes

Peruvian Potato Salad

Potatoes in Beer

Potato Masala

Potato Pizza by David Ruggerio

Roasted Potato Skins with Sour Cream and Caviar

Roasted Sweet Potato and Chili Mash

Yukon Gold Potato Blini

Visit All About Potatoes featuring dozens of potato recipes


Kate's Global Kitchen for November 2002:
11/01/02     Thanksgiving Headquarters 2002
11/08/02     The Pleasures of Potlucks
11/15/02     The Happy Holiday Potato
11/22/02     Pretty as a Pomegranate
11/29/02     Morning Muffin Magic


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