The plural of potato is potatoes.
A starchy root vegetable that is a staple food in many parts of the world. It is a member of the nightshade family and is closely related to tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants.
The plural of "potato" is "potatoes."
The basic rule for forming the plural of a noun in English is to add -s to the singular form of the noun. However, there are a number of exceptions to this rule, and "potato" is one of them.
Nouns ending in -o also usually form their plural by adding -es, as in "tomatoes" or "heroes." However there are some nouns ending in -o for which the plural is formed by adding -s, such as "photos" or "zeros".
Unfortunately there is no easy rule for determining which rule to use. English is a language which has evolved over centuries, picking up many quirks in its grammatical structures.
It's always best to check a dictionary or reference guide if you are uncertain of the plural form of a noun.
"I peeled a potato for the potato salad." (singular - referring to one individual potato)
"I peeled some potatoes for the potato salad." (plural - referring to multiple potatoes)
"One potato is not enough for this recipe, I need more." (singular - referring to one individual potato)
"The potato farmer had a large harvest of potatoes this year." (plural - referring to multiple potatoes)
"I'm going to cook a potato for my lunch." (singular - referring to one individual potato)
"I'm going to cook potatoes for my lunch." (plural - referring to multiple potatoes)
Did you know that potatoes are not just for eating but also for making alcohol? Potato vodka is a popular spirit in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland and Russia. It is made by fermenting and distilling potatoes and often has a smooth, creamy taste.