Elegant or Rustic
No matter how you slice it, dice it or fry it, the versatile vegetable does it again. You can dress up your potatoes for an elegant dinner or dress ‘em down as a side dish for a juicy burger…and either way your guests will rave!
Please peruse our collection of elegant and rustic Idaho potato recipes. We’re confident you’ll be inspired to add a new potato dish or two the next time you update your menu.
If you’re in search of an elegant dish, look no further. Chef Victoriano Lopez of La Mar Cebicheria in San Francisco and Miami offers a Peruvian Causa Sampler on his menu featuring flavors that transport you back to the potato’s humble beginnings in Peru. Chef Lopez makes yellow, red and green potato dough, molds them into small cylinders and stuffs them with decadent fillings like grilled octopus, a rocoto emulsion and tuna tartare. The presentation is beautiful and every bite is an absolute delight.
If you’re looking for something a bit more versatile, but still striking, try Chef Mike McKinnon’s PB&J Fries. The eye-catching menu offering has become a customer favorite at Potato Champion in Portland, OR. The peanut butter is a satay made with ginger, cilantro, soy sauce, sambal oelek, coconut milk, lime juice and unsweetened peanut butter. The jelly is just as unique. Raspberry and blackberry jelly, lemon juice, liquid smoke and sugar are boiled, then reserved. Both are served as dipping sauces to accompany your house fries.