Six Pack: Non-Fried Potato Greatness

Though fries, poutine, and latkes have their places in the hearts of potato-lovers everywhere there are ways to make delicious spuds without frying them up in oil. As part of Foobooz Potato Week it is our duty to show you the best of all potato dishes, no matter how they are prepared. So without further introduction, six awesome potato dishes without a fry in sight.

Foobooz Potato Week - Full Team CoveragePotatoes on a Pizza?

The geniuses at Blackbird Pizzeria put Yukon gold potatoes, thinly sliced, with rosemary, olive oil, and sea salt on a pizza. On a pizza, people. Did we mention it’s vegan? So it’s healthy and green, too. Go get one, we’ll wait.


Blackbird Pizzeria
507 S. 6th St.
215-625-6660

Gnocchi at Happy Rooster

Potato gnocchi is the ultimate comfort food. Warm little nuggets of potato-y, noodle-y goodness with braised duck, snow peas, and honey butter await you at Happy Rooster. To top it off, it's all house-made just like mom used to make. If your mom made braised duck, that is.

The Happy Rooster
118 S. 6th St.
215-963-9311

Crab and Corn and Potatoes and Hash

Devil's Alley serves up a mean mix of crab, corn, and potato hash as a side to any meal. They also have grilled or whipped sweet potatoes and red bliss mashed potatoes, in case you haven't had enough.

Devil's Alley
1907 Chestnut St
215-751-0707

German Style at Frankford Hall

Like every good themed restaurant, Frankford Hall brings it's Germ-english menu all the way down to its sides where you'll find classic German potato salad. Pair it with a brat and a brew and you'll be feeling foreign in no time.

Frankford Hall
1202 Frankford Ave
215-634-3338

Vernick's Ravioli

Given the amount of love the city has shown Vernick Food & Drink since it opened the potato ravioli can't be too far from great. With braised lamb and long beans, if anything could elevate the sidekick status of the spud it's this dish.

Vernick Food & Drink
2031 Walnut Street
267-639-6644

Duck Fat and Potatoes

As if the world didn't have enough duck fat floating around Heirloom combined it with our beloved potato. But when they roast the odd-shaped Fingerling potato in duck fat and add shallots, well, it may not be a bad idea.

Heirloom
8705 Germantown Avenue
215-242-2700 

 Photo courtesy of Vegan and So Forth

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  • barryg

    The potato pizza from La Rosa is awesome too.

  • hamburglar

    Blackbird are far from the first to make a potato pizza. La Rosa’s potato pie is absolutely awesome – simple, cheap, and supremely delicious.

    I’d wager Blackbird gets the mention over La Rosa’s because they hit the suburban demographic and advertise in Philly Mag.

  • Mark

    Blackbird doesn’t advertise in Philly mag. The Yukon probably got the mention because it’s good and people order it a lot. Also, potato on pizza predates anywhere in Philadelphia or the u.s. for that matter. It’s a pretty popular thing in different regions of Italy.

  • barryg

    Blackbird is just a lot hipper than a dingy takeout place at Broad & Snyder.