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19 Ways To Eat Potatoes Around The World

Potatoh my gosh.

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1. Riivinkropsu, Finland

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This delicious grated potato casserole is the most comforting food in the world. In Finland, you can buy frozen bags of ready-grated potato, so you can whip it up whenever you want (aka every evening, thanks).

Get the recipe here.

2. Sag Aloo, North India

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Sag Aloo is a yummy spinach and potato curry (shown right in this photo), but if you fancy a smaller bite, then try out aloo tikki – a potato fritter with onions and peas. Or have both, I would.

Get the recipe here.

3. Chorrillana, Chile

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Imagine nachos, but instead of tortilla chips you have fries, and instead of ground mince, you have sliced beef. Then add an egg. Chorrillana is perfect drunk food, and often served to share.

Get the recipe here.

4. Duchesse potatoes, France

Crunchy on the outside, and soft mash inside, these are floating little bites of potato perfection. The secret? Cream, cheese, butter and eggs.

Get the recipe here.


5. Bubble and Squeak, UK

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Bubble and squeak is the most delicious way to use up leftover mashed potato (if you manage to have leftover mash, I salute you). Mix the mash with whatever veg you have hanging around, make into patties, and shallow fry. Serve with an egg and Bob's your uncle.

Recipe here.

6. Jansson's Temptation, Sweden

Imagine the best potato gratin you've ever eaten, with little slivers of pickled fish, and tons of cream. Jannson's Temptation is generally eaten as a side dish – or part of a smorgasbord – but I heartily recommend eating it as a main.

Get the recipe here.


10. Canarian Potatoes, Canary Islands

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Don't be deceived by the photo – Canary Island potatoes are a riot of flavour. The potatoes are salty and garlicy, and served with a punchy red or green Mojo sauce.

Get the recipe here.

11. Boil fish, Bahamas

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Boil fish is a traditional breakfast dish, but it's also perfect for when you're feeling poorly. Add lots of pepper and lime, and feel better in no time.

Get the recipe here.

12. Aloo pie, Trinidad and Tobago

An Aloo Pie (shown here with chickpeas) is like a giant samosa, filled with potatoes, cumin and other spices. Eat on the go for a breathtaking snack.

Get the recipe here.


14. Rosti, Switzerland

Rostis are the easiest way to host an impressive brunch: with just two ingredients (plus toppings), they're crunchy and moreish. What more could you want than crispy potato cakes, fried in butter? I like mine with egg and an avocado on top.

Get the recipe here.

16. Rappie Pie, Nova Scotia

Rappie Pie may not sound like the most appealing thing: chicken and potato mushed together into a pie and baked! But it's stodgy, comforting, and just as good reheated the next day.

Get the recipe here.


17. Brændende kærlighed, Denmark

Translated, the title of this dish means "burning love", which is exactly what I feel in my heart towards this yummy plate of mashed potatoes, topped with bacon and onions, served with a side of beetroot.

Get the recipe here.

18. Colcannon, Ireland

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Colcannon used kale before it was cool – mashed up with buttery floury potatoes and traditionally served alongside bacon with white parsley sauce. Fun fact: At Hallowe'en coins are wrapped up and hidden in the colcannon.

Get the recipe here.

19. Dabeli, West India

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Dabeli is a yummy Gujarati street food: a POTATO SANDWICH, topped with pomegranates, grapes, peanuts and onions. Need I say more?

Get the recipe here.