10 Ways Your Favorite Celebrity Chefs Cook Potatoes (Recipes)

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By Cooking Panda

A solid potato dish is one of the first things you should master in the kitchen. Whether you like your potatoes baked or steamed, cheesy or meaty, stuffed or sliced, take inspiration from these 10 seasoned Food Network chefs — who all know a thing or two about successful spuds.

The Barefoot Contessa’s Parmesan Chive Smashed Potatoes

Ina Garten’s go-to smashed taters have crispy skins, covered just enough by melting Parmesan cheese and a colorful sprinkling of fresh chives. I can smell them now.

Tyler Florence’s Scalloped Potato Gratin

Tyler Florence likes his flay potato gratin with plenty of cream (heated with herbs like thyme, bay leaves and nutmeg), thinly sliced potatoes and Parmesan — layered and served in a buttered dish.

When grilling up his spuds, Bobby Flay prefers not to neglect the sauce. These little Yukon golds are boiled, tossed with homemade mustard aioli and grilled until golden brown. Don’t forget the extra aioli for dipping.

Paula Deen’s Loaded Mashed Potatoes

This is a Paula Deen recipe, which, as you must know, means three things: butter, sour cream and bacon.

The Pioneer Woman’s Funeral Potatoes

With hash brown potatoes cooked in a creamy onion sauce, sour cream, three types of cheese and a potato-chip crust, this classic funeral dish is anything but upsetting.

Alton Brown’s The Baked Potato

Alton Brown calls his no-fuss spud treatment the world’s best, hence the definitive “the” in the title. His secrets to a fluffy potato interior are to poke holes all over the potato to release steam, to lightly coat the potato in olive oil to regulate heat while cooking and to cook the potato directly on the rack, no foil necessary. It’s a science.

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Rachael Ray’s Carbonara-Style Baked Stuffed Potatoes

If you want your potatoes to take center stage, let Rach show you how to make them shine. Her taters are filled with a mixture of eggs, bacon and cheese, baked and topped with an extra over-easy egg. It’s all the flavor of carbonara pasta in one not-so-neat package.

Giada de Laurentiis’ Parmesan Potato Pancake

This big ol’ potato pancake works for brunch and dinner, as long as you’ve got a hungry crowd of tater lovers.

Guy Fieri’s Goody Girl Championship Potatoes

Just like their chef, these soft spuds are loud and proud, tossed with bacon, cheese, onion, cayenne, paprika and (what!) crab boil seasoning.

Emeril Lagasse’s Slow Cooked Potatoes with Mushrooms and Ham

Emeril’s take on potato casserole is comforting, hearty and BAM! They’re slow-cooked with cheese, mushrooms, ham and fresh herbs, drizzled with a cup of heavy cream before finishing one last stint in the oven, and topped with extra Gruyere and thyme.

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