does anybody use any of the other potato recipes at all besides drops of those foods from monsters
This is kind of the thing I was trying to get at, really. We already have complicated recipes that heal more than equivalent food. Nobody uses them because there is no reason to go through that much effort for marginally more healing than sharks or monkfish or what-have-you. Cooking's products are pretty one-dimensional in that regard, it'd be better for any multi-step recipes to do something unique that would justify the time it takes to make them.