Also on MNN: 

• Try our food blogger's secret holiday sweet potato casserole recipe.

• Need more ideas? Check out the MNN recipe file, including 5 cranberry dishes for the holidays.

• Plus: Take the turkey quiz!

Potato harvest

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Introduction photo: FreeRangeLife/Flickr

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Keep your 'eyes' on the prize: Take the MNN potato quiz!
How much do you really know about this starchy root vegetable?