The potato is the ultimate multi-purpose versatile side dish (or a main dish; we're also prone to the occasional irrepressible mashed potato craving). A staple across the world, it is used in countless different ways. Far from just a filler, the potato can be an exciting, delicious ingredient. Try it in a potato salad flavored with curry powder, chives, parsley, or anything, really. Roasted potatoes are another simple, hearty side perfect for a winter meal. All you really need to do is cook the potatoes with salt and oil, but there is lots of potential to add flavors. But even if neither of those options appeal to you, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy this starchy staple.