Potatoes may be cheap, but they're one of my family's favorite side dishes. You can cook, bake, fry, sauté, or boil them in so many ways. I don't know
I've never thought of it this way before, but once you remove the choke (the part you can't eat anyway), artichokes make for nice little baking bowls.
I have this thing for hash browns, but only when they're crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. I think I've just found a way to cook them to