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Make holes in peeled potatoes for a side dish that's way better than French fries

May 4th, 2021

Oh, those French fries! That is a deep-fried salted potato, golden-brown crispy exterior, and a soft center.

Who doesn’t enjoy a good plate of French fries?

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Whether you bought it at a fast-food restaurant or tried making french fries at home, you can’t just resist eating them. Is that right?

There’s something about these “chips,” as others referred to them… that makes them irresistible.

Allow me to describe it to you. The smell of freshly cooked fries — they’re gorgeous, mouthwatering, crave-able, tangy, salty, sweet, and perhaps even nutty. How about something hot and spicy?

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Surprising details of potatoes

There are nearly 4,000 potato varieties, including common commercial varieties, each with unique agricultural or culinary characteristics. Oh my goodness! That’s a lot!

Potatoes can be prepared in several ways too. Including skin-on or peeled, whole or cut up, with or without seasonings.

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Then, we need to know more recipes for potatoes, other than the usual french fries. Do you agree?

Webspoon World is the key! In their YouTube food channel, they usually feature “better than” ideas of preparing any foodstuff for your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

So if you’re going for potatoes — here are some of the recipes that are “better than French fries,” to bring more flavor into your appetite. The first potato treat is known as:

Bread Crumbs Potatoes

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 kg of potatoes
  • 40 grams of bread crumbs (5 tbsp.)
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. of thyme
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of black pepper
  • 50 ml of olive oil

The steps are as follows:

1. Prepare your bread crumbs — about 40 grams or 5 tablespoons. You can use ready-made bread crumbs too.

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2. Get a mixing bowl and put the bread crumbs together with the other ingredients.

Add the 5 minced cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of thyme, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, and 50 ml of olive oil.

3. Afterwards, prepare your 1 kilogram of potatoes.

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Cut each of them into six slices, depending on the size of the potato you use. Add the sliced potatoes to the mixing bowl.

4. Get a plate to cover the bowl and shake it, as shown in the video.

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5. Place the potatoes on the prepared baking sheet.

6. Bake for forty minutes over 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit).

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7. Serve with ketchup and mayonnaise.

Enjoy these bread-crumbs potatoes while they’re still hot!

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As you can see, the directions are very straightforward. Do you want more? The second recipe for our potatoes is:

Potato in Corn Grits (Polenta)

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 kg. of potatoes
  • 50 grams (5 tbsp.) of corn grits (polenta)
  • 1 tsp. of seasoning for potatoes
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of black pepper
  • 50 ml of olive oil
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How about the steps?

Basically, you just need to follow the same steps from the previous recipe. That’s amazing!

So, are you excited to get some bags of potatoes from the grocery?

Because there’s more! You read it right… If you’re craving some French fries, you can do better than usual from now on to get more zest into your feast.

Watch the video below to see the entire process and get a lot more bonus potato recipes (including the one with holes!)

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Sources: YouTube/Webspoon World, Wikipedia

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