In every episode of Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, learn cooking fundamentals following Martha’s signature step-by-step, how-to teaching process. Be sure to check your local listings to see when this episode will be airing in your area.
In this episode, Martha offers a primer on this favorite starch. She begins with Scalloped Potatoes, also known as Potatoes Gratin: thinly sliced potatoes cooked in milk and baked in a cream mixture with cheese. Next comes a recipe that’s become synonymous with American food: Potato Salad. Then, in case your go-to mashed potato recipe needs an upgrade, Martha shows a few tricks to achieve the perfect Puréed Potatoes. Finally she shows how, in just a few easy steps, anyone can make Smashed Potatoes — crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside.
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