Potatoes are the true utility player of your menu. Versatile and popular, potato dishes can serve any role, from comfort food to a springboard for creativity. Shy away from plain fries, standard baked and buttery mashed and step it up with potato sides that prove to be much more than a plate filler.
Potatoes enhance a balanced plate and attract guests with their unique preparations and textures, especially since Technomic recently reported that more than a third of guests make their menu choices based on the strength of the side dish.
Food Republic offers these 25 Epic Potato Side Dishes, featuring upscale potatoes with crème fraiche and caviar, and colorful combinations like its curried potato salad with yukon gold and purple potatoes.
As protein costs increase, potatoes help keep the plate and the pocketbook full, and according to Restaurant Business, don’t forget that potatoes can be used as starters or to create custom vegetarian meals.
Start adding potato profitability to your menu with these recipes:
- Classic Potato Salad
- Sweet Potato Bake (shown)
- Ranch Potato, Egg and Cheese Burrito
- Gnocchi Alfredo With Ham & Asparagus
- Roasted Potatoes and Onions