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How to Cook Potatoes: Different Ways to Cook All Types of Potatoes

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 13, 2021 • 6 min read

No matter how you slice them, potatoes are starchy, filling, and the ultimate comfort food. From crispy and fried to creamy and mashed, there are so many ways to cook up a potato. This ancient root vegetable was first cultivated by the Incas around 5,000 B.C. in Peru and has become a staple food in cultures around the world.