I love potatoes and look for any excuse to make them. I particularly love mashed potatoes (What can I say? I’m a simple girl at heart.), especially when they are submerged under a river of deep, rich, gravy. But sometimes I like to mix things up a bit, and what better time to do so than when serving a holiday meal? Here are four different ideas for potatoes, from the elegant to easy make-ahead, that will draw raves from your guests. You can access the recipe by clicking on the name of the dish beneath the picture.
A real holiday dazzler, everything can be made a day ahead; brandy takes these over the top.
These can be made two hours ahead and, really, who doesn’t love anything with bacon?
Thin layers of russet potatoes, sandwiched between a single layer of wild mushrooms, and topped with a mixture of creamy Fontina and nutty Gruyere make this a dish worth remembering.
Blanch and peel the onions the day prior and these go together in a flash; deceptively easy and dangerously delicious.
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