Slideshow: 16 Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving

Ultra-Crispy New Potatoes With Garlic, Herbs, and Lemon
Ultra-Crispy New Potatoes With Garlic, Herbs, and Lemon

Avoid leathery, tough crusts and soggy skins with this ultra-crispy recipe.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

German Potato Salad
German Potato Salad

The tartness of vinegar and the slight bite from the mustard makes these potatoes stand out. They're good to eat when you need a break from rich and hearty dishes.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Crispy Potatoes with Garlic-Parmesan Butter
Crispy Potatoes with Garlic-Parmesan Butter

Duck fat is key to making these golden brown spuds harbor a thick crust with fluffy steaming centers.

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Crispy Smashed Potatoes

A slow and gentle-fry treatment for these potatoes will result in addictive bites that are crisp on the outside and creamy in the middle.

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Creamy Fingerling Potato Salad (Vegan)
Creamy Fingerling Potato Salad (Vegan)

Creamy vegan potato salads without mayonnaise is difficult to make. However, using the starchy quality of the potatoes and their cooking liquid will deliver a creamy vinaigrette that your potatoes will thank you for.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Grilled Salt and Vinegar Potatoes
Grilled Salt and Vinegar Potatoes

These vinegar- and salt-flavored spuds are the warm and soft version to salt and vinegar potato chips.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic and Parmesan
Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic and Parmesan

These fanned Hasselback potatoes have a great flavor from nutty Parmesan and softened garlic. Get creative and stuff different flavors in the little slits. Try small slices of bacon and cheddar for a more robust potato.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

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. Accomplish this by peeling and dicing them before rinsing them in water and boiling them just until cooked.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

 New Potato Salad
New Potato Salad

Bacon, spring onions, thyme, parley and a sherry vinaigrette combined with crisp grilled potatoes delivers a potato salad vastly different from the standard fare.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

New Potatoes alla Savonesa
New Potatoes alla Savonesa

Basil, parsley, scallions and vinegar gives these potatoes a sharp onion bite that is flavored with just enough salt from the capers and pecorino.

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[Photograph: Caroline Russock]

Aligot
Aligot

Aligot is a cross between potato fondue and whipped mashed potatoes with melted cheese.

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Mashed Potato Pie
Mashed Potato Pie

Upgrade the old-fashioned mashed potato into a pie that resembles a well seasoned knish. Be careful—don't fill the pie with too much potato or it might explode.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]