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Celebrate National Potato Day (yes, really!) with these easy recipes Associated Press
This February 2017 photo shows herb roasted fingerling potatoes in New York. This dish is is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah E Crowder via AP)

On Saturday, August 19, we celebrate America’s favorite starchy staple with National Potato Day. Although the potato is often assumed to be European in origin, its history dates back to modern-day Peru, and it was first grown between 8000-5000 BC.

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We’ve made a lot of improvements to how we serve potatoes since then, so in honor of National Potato Day, we’ve curated some of the best recipe collections from around the web.

Jessie Taylor is a freelance writer and crafter who is currently traveling the U.S. in search of her ideal place to live and the perfect cup of coffee. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.
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