Excluding sweet potatoes and anything that potatoes are a component of, for simplicities sake. And even the last one on the list is still pretty damn good. GOD BLESS POTATOES. (Huge shout out to my coworkers who helped me make sure I didn't forget any essential potatoes)
  1. Potato salad
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    I've had good potato salad, but most of it is pretty gross
  2. Au Gratin
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    Just makes me think of the lukewarm version they would serve in my college's dining hall.
  3. Steak fries
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    Again, when they're good they're good, but I feel like more often than not they're undercooked and not crunchy enough.
  4. Baked potato
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    Customizable, but sometimes under or over cooked
  5. Potato chips
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    Ruffles >>>
  6. Croquette
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    A really good potato croquette is amazing, but many of them are dry and tasteless, hence the low ranking. My mom makes amazing ones though.
  7. Waffle fries
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    Maybe if I lived somewhere with a lot of Chic-fil-a's (fun fact: I thought it was pronounced "Chick-a-fill-a" until I was 19) I would love these more. But they are a fun surprise!
  8. Crinkle cut fries
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    Remind me of Nathan's. Good shit.
  9. Hashbrowns (fast food style)
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    Gimme those McDonald's hash browns any time
  10. Roll-N-Roaster cheez fries
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    I can't figure out the proper word to describe the way they're cut but they're magic. If you live in NYC and you've never been to Roll-N-Roaster you've fucked up.
  11. Roasted
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    With far love and herbs till the outside is crunchy and the inside is so soft. Yummmmm.
  12. Hashbrowns (diner style)
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    Crunchy but also gooey yummmm
  13. Shoestring Fries
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    The classic. When they're good they're like crack.
  14. Pierogis
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    Beautiful dumplings filled with potatoes and magic
  15. Knish
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    If you're not Jewish and/or from New York, you might never have had one of these. And you're missing out. Fluffy, flavorful potato wrapped in this weird dough like thing? I like to get them at the store and cook them in the oven until the outside gets a little hard.
  16. Gnocchi
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    My mom doesn't like this amazing potato pasta because she's a monster, so I try to eat it whenever I can. It's so damn good.
  17. Mashed
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    Be right back while I shovel these into my mouth. I like them a little lumpy and pretty cheesy.
  18. Curly fries
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    Victoria's law: never get regular fries if you can get curly fries
  19. Tater tot
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    A controversial pick, but this was the best thing my college dining hall made and my favorite thing to get at my favorite bar. Perfect with breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Whenever I go to a friend's house for brunch I just bring a bag of these.
  20. Latke
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    Fried perfection. With sour cream or apple sauce, they're the best.