Food·Mar 21, 2015The 34 Most Delicious Things You Can Do To PotatoesThe potato is humble, but it is also mighty.by Rachel SandersBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Alice Monkongllite 1. Get some oven fries drunk on beer and cover them with chili and cheese. backtoherroots.com Recipe: Beer-Soaked Chili Cheese Fries 2. Bake potato slices and tuck them into the middle of a glorious grilled cheese sandwich. bsinthekitchen.com Recipe: Baked Potato Grilled Cheese 3. Mash potatoes into creamy, buttery perfection. Lauren Zaser / buzzfeed.com Recipe: Swirly Creamy Mashed PotatoesIt truly does not get better than this. 4. You might not have realized this, but you can do exactly the same thing to potato slices that you do to fried chicken. Teri Lyn Fisher / spoonforkbacon.com Recipe: Chicken Fried PotatoesCHICKEN-FRY EVERYTHING. THERE ARE NO RULES. 5. Put secret lamb stew inside a potato to make baby shepherd's pies. babble.com Recipe: Shepherd's Pie Twice-Baked PotatoesServe these at a dinner party and watch in horror as your guests die of exposure to excessive cuteness. 6. Boil 'em, smash 'em, bake 'em on a sheet. thepioneerwoman.com Recipe: Crash Hot PotatoesMaximizing your crispy crags and crannies is ESSENTIAL to the greatest roasted potato experience. 7. Fry battered mashed potato rings into dunkable golden perfection. spoonforkbacon.com Recipe: Potato Rings with Homemade Buttermilk RanchYou know that agonizing moment when you have to choose between fries and onion rings? NEVER AGAIN. The technique here is pretty involved, but the payoff is great. 8. Slice 'em thin and bury them with tons of gooey cheese. Michael Gozum / community.thehotplate.com Recipe: Cheesy Skillet Scalloped PotatoesIf I were a potato, this is how I would want to die. 9. Wrap chunks of potato in cozy bacon blankets to make one-bite appetizers. thekitchn.com Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Potato BitesIs the party at my house or yours? 10. Turn baked potatoes into ship-shape little pizza boats. babble.com Recipe: Pizza Baked PotatoesAre those mini pepperonis freaking adorable or what? 11. DIY your own tater tots. popsugar.com Recipe: Homemade Tater TotsGOTTA HAVE YOUR TOTS. 12. Mix the insides of a baked potato with cheddar and Sriracha, then bake it again. Lauren Zaser / buzzfeed.com Recipe: Easy Cheddar & Sriracha Potato Skins 13. Fry a mountain of your own fresh and delicious potato chips. howsweeteats.com Recipe: Homemade Potato Chips with Sriracha BBQ Sauce and Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese 14. Bake hash browns into adorable individual portions. averiecooks.com Recipe: Baked Parmesan Hash Brown CupsMake sure to wring out as much of that water as you can from your grated potatoes to get maximum crispiness. 15. Sneak some bacon into a creamy potato gratin. blog.cookingchanneltv.com Recipe: Bacon Potatoes Au Gratin 16. Fry up a million crispy, delicious latkes. bonappetit.com Recipe: Adam & Maxine's Famous LatkesIf you're only making latkes for Hanukah, you're not making enough latkes. 17. Turn leftover mashed potatoes into cheddar waffles. justataste.com Recipe: Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato WafflesThis might be the ultimate post-Thanksgiving brunch. 18. You can also go for the real gold by combining latkes AND waffles. smittenkitchen.com Recipe: Latke Waffles 19. Get into the tapas spirit with some crispy-creamy croquetas. tarasmulticulturaltable.com Recipe: Chorizo CroquetasSpain knows its way around a fried ball of potato, my friend. 20. Take out your aggression on waxy potatoes by smashing them into garlicky oblivion. Lauren Zaser / buzzfeed.com Recipe: Garlicky Smashed Potatoes 21. Turn grated potatoes into the latke's glorious, brunchy cousin: hash browns. chow.com Recipe: Classic Hash BrownsMake sure your oil is nice and hot so they come out crispy, not soggy. 22. Show off your knife skills with fancy "hasselback" potatoes. damndelicious.net Recipe: Loaded Hasselback PotatoesPlus bacon and sour cream, for good measure. 23. Whip up a creamy, tangy old-fashioned potato salad. Marcus Nilsson / bonappetit.com Recipe: Eggy Potato Salad with PicklesBest enjoyed on a picnic on a beautiful day. 24. Or, if mayo isn't your thing, try an elegant vinaigrette-based potato salad. Christopher Testani / bonappetit.com Recipe: German Potato Salad with DillSay no to slime. 25. Channel Canada with a mountain of fries, cheese curds, and gravy. seasonsandsuppers.ca Recipe: Authentic Canadian PoutineLooks pretty good, eh? 26. Give mashed potatoes the baked mac and cheese treatment. wishfulchef.com Recipe: Baked Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Fresh Mozzarella and Breadcrumbs 27. Blend up some potatoes to make a creamy, comforting soup. howsweeteats.com Recipe: Creamy Roasted Garlic Potato Soup with Crispy Brussels + Chili Oil 28. Make your own potato gnocchi with some flour and a little fancy handwork. insidethebag.tumblr.com Recipe: Basic Italian GnocchiThe instructions in this blog post are in charmingly Italian-ish English, but the step-by-step photos are very clear and helpful for anyone who's tried gnocchi before and been burned. 29. Slice Russet potatoes into matchsticks and bake golden garlic fries. minimalistbaker.com Recipe: Baked Garlic Matchstick FriesMcDonald's better watch out. 30. Leftover mashed potatoes can actually make for killer chocolate cake. food52.com Recipe: Chocolate-Mashed Potato Cake with GanacheTo be clear, please don't use mashed potatoes that involve anything other than cream, butter, and salt. 31. And truffles... dessertfortwo.com Recipe: Mashed Potato Truffles 32. ...and fudge! saveur.com Recipe: Mashed Potato FudgeThe carby goodness makes it creamy and a little less insanely sweet. 33. Toss 'em with a little ranch seasoning and roast. damndelicious.net Recipe: Garlic Ranch Roasted Potatoes 34. When in doubt: Just bake it. bonappetit.com Recipe: Perfect Baked PotatoThere are SO FEW things on this earth more delicious than a perfectly baked potato with butter melting into its hot, fluffy crevices. Remember that. Want amazing recipes in your inbox twice a week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed Food newsletter!