Slideshow: Thanksgiving Sides: 9 Potato Recipes

Ultra-Crispy Roast Potatoes
Ultra-Crispy Roast Potatoes
Use the fat from your turkey to make these perfect potatoes. Get the recipe »

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Ultra Fluffy Mashed Potatoes
Ultra Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

The key to super fluffy mashed potatoes is to remove as much starch from the spuds as possible. We accomplish this by peeling and dicing them before rinsing them in water and boiling them just until cooked. Using a ricer or food mill prevents excess damage to the starch granules, helping the potatoes remain nice and light.

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Rich and Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Rich and Creamy Mashed Potatoes
If you like your potatoes rich and creamy instead of fluffy, the key is to allow them to retain some of their starch by cooking them directly in their jackets. Get the recipe »

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Grilled, Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
Grilled, Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
Twice-baked potatoes prepped in the oven and finished on the grill get pilled high and are stippled with fillings: extra-sharp cheddar, peppered bacon and chives. Get the recipe »

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Grilled Salt and Vinegar Potatoes
Grilled Salt and Vinegar Potatoes
Vinegar infuses these spuds with an intense tanginess that pairs well with the heavy dose of salt. Get the recipe »

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Crispy Potato, Onion, and Mushroom Rösti
Crispy Potato, Onion, and Mushroom Rösti

Potatoes, onions, and mushrooms are crispy and golden brown on the outside, creamy and tender in the middle.

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Fried Papas Criollas (Colombian-style Creamy Fried Potatoes)
Fried Papas Criollas (Colombian-style Creamy Fried Potatoes)
Fried papas criollas are more tender than fluffy, with paper thin wrinkly skins that burst open like little balloons when you bite into them, releasing their creamy, potato-y innards. Get the recipe »

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