Scroll below for some of the most popular ways the starchy potato is enjoyed across the globe.
When it comes to potatoes, people from all cultures have tried their hand at creating unique and delicious dishes. And they have indeed succeeded.
While you might have to travel to try the potato dishes, below we give you a list of our favourites from around the world.
- Boxty in Ireland
Boxty is a traditional Irish pancake and hash brown hybrid made with leftover mashed potatoes and buttermilk. Often eaten at breakfast, this dish is a delicacy in Ireland.
- Poutine in Canada
A French-Canadian classic, poutine combines your favourite French fries with cheese curds and gravy to give you a soft yet crunchy dish.
- Crocchè in Italy
Inspired by the famous French croquette, Crocchè is a deep-fried snack filled with creamy mashed potatoes and fried to give you a crunchy snack. This dish is generally an Italian street food, but sometimes also served at restaurants as an antipasto or side dish.
- Gnocchi in Italy
Gnocchi is potato dumpling pasta made with potatoes and served with a variety of sauces. From a sage and butter sauce to four kinds of cheese, the choices are ample.
- Saag Aloo in India
Saag Aloo is a famous North Indian vegan dish made with potatoes, spinach and spices. For a healthy and filling meal, it is accompanied with either steamed rice or bread like naan.
- Gamjajeon in Korea
A Korean style potato pancake, gamjajeon is made by grating potatoes and deep-frying it. The dish is usually served with a sauce prepared by combining soy sauce and vinegar.
- Clapshot in Scotland
Clapshot is a mashed potato version originating in the Scottish Islands of Orkney. Combine turnips, potatoes, chives, butter, onions, salt and pepper to cook this lip-smacking dish.
- Potato gratin in France
A kind of creamy casserole, potato gratin is prepared by layering potatoes, sauce and cheese in a casserole and finished with a browned crust. It is baked until a hot and inviting dish is ready to devour.
- Potato salad in Russia
Also called Olivier salad, the potato salad includes diced potatoes and other vegetables, combined with creamy dressing and pickles.
Are your mouths watering, or is it only ours?