Top Potato Recipes for Your Restaurant

Top Potato Recipes for Your Restaurant

Restaurant-style potatoes are a fan favorite of diners of all ages. Potatoes are extremely versatile and can be on any part of your menu, from appetizers and side dishes to the main course. You name it, and there’s a potato recipe for it. We’ve collected some of the best potato dishes you can add to your menu. Check out the potato recipes below, and learn new ways to use your Keystone Potato Products as your restaurant potatoes.

Potato Appetizers

Enjoying an appetizer can help elevate your guest’s experience and start their meal off right. Appetizers are also essential for patrons who want to stop in for a happy hour drink and snack. You should put as much thought and care into your appetizers as your main dishes. 

Delicious fresh potatoes can help enhance your appetizer menu. You may also want to think about how your dish is plated to encourage guests to snap a picture for social media sharing.

Deviled Potatoes

A unique potato appetizer recipe that is delicious and makes for a great photo-op is deviled potatoes. This appetizer combines everything you love about potato salad and deviled eggs into one dish. These deviled potatoes need some time to cool, which makes them a tasty potato recipe you can make ahead of time and have ready to go for the following day.

Top Potato Recipes for Your Restaurant

Start by coating your potatoes with oil and salt. Place them on a baking sheet and into a preheated oven. Cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for around 40 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven and allow them to cool for 15 minutes. Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out their insides. Be careful to leave the skins intact. Place the potato skins back into the oven, cut side up, and cook until dry.

After around 10 minutes, your potato skins should be dry. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool completely. In the meantime, mix the softened potatoes with sour cream, mustard, capers, dill, lemon zest, parsley and salt. Add this mixture to the cooled potato skins and chill until ready to serve. Top the dish with shredded cheese, parsley, bacon or another garnish. 

Potato Side Dishes

Who doesn’t love a potato side dish? With so many delectable potato side dish recipes, it comes down to what dishes make the most sense for your menu. For a casual eatery, finger food such as french fries or potato puffs is a great option. Meanwhile, for more upscale dining, you’ll want to incorporate fine-dining potato dishes into your menu, like this potato leek au gratin.

Potato Puffs

Elevate your potato side dish offerings with fun potato puffs that are sure to impress patrons of any age. Start by placing around 1 pound of peeled russet potatoes in a pot and covering them with cold water. Cook for around 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash until smooth.

In a medium saucepan, bring ¼ cup of whole milk, 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, ¼ cup of water and ½ teaspoon of salt to a boil. Then, remove from the heat and add ½ cup all-purpose flour. Mix until the flour has been completely incorporated. Return the mixture to the heat and continue to stir for another 5 minutes or until the mixture looks shiny.

Move your mixture to a stand mixer and beat on medium-high for about a minute. After a minute, add half of the potatoes and 1 large egg. Once everything is mixed, add the rest of the potatoes and 3 egg yolks and continue to mix until smooth. 

Use a pastry bag to pipe the puffs onto parchment paper. Individually add each puff to preheated peanut oil and fry until golden brown. Remove the puffs from the oil and drain any excess. Finally, season with salt. Serve with sour cream, ranch, blue cheese or another dressing. 

Potato Salad Dishes

Potato salads are a fan-favorite option, especially during the warmer summer months. They pair well with sandwiches and burgers and make a tasty snack on their own. If you want your potato salad to stand out to restaurant guests, try getting creative with your potato salad recipes. 

Experiment with new flavors or try new recipes like a Caesar-inspired potato salad or the German potato salad listed below. No matter what flavor combination you come up with, as long as your recipe uses high-quality potatoes, you’re sure to make a decadent dish.

German Potato Salad

Switch up your potato salad offerings with this vinegar-based dish. Get started on your German potato salad by combining 3 pounds of potatoes and 1 yellow onion in a pot. Cover the ingredients with cold water and cook on the stove or grill until tender. 

Once your potatoes are cooked, drain the water, discard the onion and dice the potatoes. Set your potatoes aside, but keep them covered to ensure they stay warm. Next, grab a saute pan and cook ½ pound of diced bacon. When your bacon is crispy, remove it from the pan and add 1 diced red onion to the bacon fat in the same pan and cook until soft.

When the onions are soft, add ¾ cup of cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard to the pan. Let this cook for 2 more minutes, then add ¼ cup of olive or canola oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix up the dressing and pour the warm dressing directly onto the potatoes.

Ensure all potatoes are coated, then fold in 8 thinly sliced green onions and ¼ cup of freshly chopped parsley. Add more salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Potato Dinners & Main Courses

Potatoes are so versatile that they can be used in every part of your menu. From appetizers to the main course, potatoes are a mouth-watering addition to any dish. For main courses, potatoes can be the star of the show, like in this no-noodle pad thai that uses sweet potatoes to replace traditional noodles. In main dish potato recipes, potatoes can also play a supporting role, where they enhance a recipe’s flavor and texture. 

Top Potato Recipes for Your Restaurant

Chicken and Corn Chowder

While this dish may not have potato in its name, the potatoes in this recipe make the dish. The addition of potatoes makes for a creamy, hearty and delicious meal. Plus, this is an easy potato recipe for restaurants because you can easily make it in bulk.

Start by cooking chopped bacon in a Dutch oven until crispy. Remove the bacon when done, but leave any bacon drippings in the dutch oven. Add butter, chopped onion, chopped celery and chopped bell pepper to the pan and cook until slightly soft, typically around 4 minutes.

Add garlic and let cook for a quick 30 seconds. Add in ⅓ cup of all-purpose flour and stir for around 1 minute. Next, slowly add in chicken broth, chopped potatoes and salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let the potatoes cook for 10 minutes or until soft.

Finally, add corn, cooked shredded chicken and heavy cream, and allow the soup to simmer until slightly thickened. Serve with bacon and green onion garnish. Consider adding warm bread as a side for this comfort food dish to give your patrons a heartwarming meal. 

Get Your Restaurant Potatoes From Keystone Potato Products

Even the best recipes can be lackluster without quality ingredients. When you order from Keystone Potato Products, you can expect fresh and delicious potatoes from a food-safe facility. For added convenience, we even offer potatoes that will arrive already pre-peeled and fresh-cut, so you can spend less time prepping your food and more time focusing on creating tasty meals. Contact us today to learn more.