A baking dish with chicken thighs topped with garlic cloves, red potatoes, and thyme. A silver spoon is nestled in the dish.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 14
A glass casserole dish filled with golden brown easy scalloped potatoes

Easy Scalloped Potatoes

Weeknight comfort food with ease. That’s what we’re talking about when it comes to these easy scalloped potatoes. Barely any effort or time. Lotsa payoff.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 2
A red dish filled with a layered ham, cheese, and potato casserole on a red-and-white striped towel

Ham, Cheese, and Potato Casserole

Our latest definition of decadent comfort food. A David Leite original, this recipe melds layers of ham, potatoes, shallots, and gooey cheese in a rich cream sauce.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
A bowl of creamy New England clam chowder with clams, potatoes, leeks, shallots, cream, and chives

New England Clam Chowder

This New England clam chowder recipe, put simply, is a classic. No other way to say it, no other way to make it.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 19
Baked Fries

Baked Fries

We know. You’ve tried oven fries in the past and have been sadly, miserably, devastatingly disappointed by what you experienced. Try again.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
White bowl filled with salt and vinegar roasted potatoes topped with crumbled feta cheese and oregano

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes

If you like your fries with plenty of salt and malt vinegar, or if you’re a fool for all things pickled, or if you’ve ever demolished a bag of your fave salt-and-vinegar chips in less time than it takes to inhale, you need these in your life.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A pot of velvet mashed potatoes--made with plenty of butter, cream--with a wooden spoon and pat of butter on top

Velvet Mashed Potatoes

No mere mash, this creamy potato purée owes its uber velvetiness to truly indecent amounts of butter and cream. And we mean that in the best possible way.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 13
Crockery filled with bacalhau a Gomes de Sa--layers of salt cod, potato, and, onions; on top, sliced olives, quartered boiled eggs, parsley on wood

Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá

Marcel Proust had his madeleine. David Leite has his Portuguese salt cod, potato, and egg casserole. Sorta.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 4
Cold Fusion Fries

Easy French Fries

For those of us who dread cleaning up the kitchen, this innovative lazy man’s approach for homemade french fries is a godsend. It’s also darn good.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
A wooden bowl of green bean and potato salad with pesto, almonds, and tomato

Green Bean and Potato Salad with Pesto

Pasta may be the most classic destination for pesto, although it’s definitely not the only one. Here we swap pasta for potatoes for a light and lovely pesto potato salad.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A wooden bowl filled with golf-ball-size fried potato and chouriço balls on a wooden tray

Chouriço and Potato Balls

Portuguese tater tots. That’s how we think of this mashup of potatoes, chouriço, and onion that’s deep-fried until crisp and golden on the outside and impossibly airy yet rich on the inside.

  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 12
Copper skillet with a potato chip and chive omelet, a wooden spoon resting inside

Potato Chip and Chive Omelet

Sorta like a first grader’s culinary experiment that unexpectedly turns into something deliciously right and, we dare say, unexpectedly sophisticated.

  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Cacio e pepe potato chips--chips topped with cheese, black pepper, and parsley

Cacio e Pepe Potato Chips

Store-bought potato chips, cheese, and black pepper. Our only question is: Why didn’t we think of this sooner? Genius.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0