The potato is the humble star of the comfort-food pantry. We've gathered a few of our favorite ways to enjoy this down-to-earth spud.
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Some think the potato exists purely for French fries. If you’re a fan of all things fried, try this oven-baked version that sizzles in garlicky butter. Russet or other starchy, larger potatoes are best for cutting into matchsticks and keeping good form. Also try the blue varieties Purple Majesty or All Blue, or the all-purpose Kennebec.