Hilary Meyer
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If I was stranded on a desert island and could eat only one food for the rest of my life, it would have to be potatoes. I never get tired of them. Apparently, neither does Oprah Winfrey. She's been quoted as saying, "My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with."

Love her, and love potatoes-my ultimate comfort food. I've got plenty of great potato recipes to make the most of this versatile vegetable. And don't let the low-carb craze deter you from enjoying potatoes. They're high in potassium, vitamin C and offer fiber, too, especially when you eat them with their delicious skin.

Here are some of my favorite healthy potato recipes:

Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes – Potatoes are one of the great comfort foods, especially when stuffed with a satisfying mixture of lean ground beef and broccoli florets plus reduced-fat sour cream and Cheddar cheese. Add a tossed salad and you have a healthy and hearty meal that will leave you feeling good.

Catfish & Potato Hash – Hash isn't just for corned beef. It's also great made with catfish-or other flaky white fish. Any ham adds flavor to the hash, but we think a higher-quality smoked ham will give you the biggest flavor-bang for your buck. Serve with a poached egg on top and a green salad.

Warm Chicken Sausage & Potato Salad – This super simple bistro-style salad is substantial with potatoes, arugula and chicken sausage.

Oven "Fries" – Coated with olive oil and baked in a hot oven, these fries are soft and buttery inside and crisp on the outside-the perfect combination.