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Monday, September 24, 2012

Potato Roses

Hey folks!

Potato's! What's not to love?! :-) These pretty potato roses make a cute - romantic addition to any meal.

This recipe idea is something I saw online and I figured I'd give it a shot. I made these for my friend Mandali - for her lunchbox when she was leaving the USA on her travels to Europe.

It takes a little while to get the hang of making them right, so give yourself plenty of time.

A few medium large potato's ( I used red russets), wash and dry
Wooden cocktail sticks or toothpicks
Ghee or oil to fry
Sea salt

Slice potato's super thin. Roll a slice into a center petal and fix with a cocktail stick. Add more slices as outer petals. Add another cocktail stick, and fix potato slice petals to the ends of the sticks. Add a 3rd stick of necessary. You can play with the petals to make them look more realistic til the sticks are filled.

Drop into hot oil and fry on medium temperature - turning a couple times - til golden all over. Place in a colander lined with paper towel to drain. Keep on going til you have fried as many roses as you want.

1. Don't cut loads of potato slices and place in water because although it would prevent oxidization, it also makes them lose starch and become stiff and inflexible.
2. New potato's make a more crisp rose, old potato's make softer petals.
3. Warn your diner's that these have sticks in them so they don't skewer themselves in the mouth!!! Wisdom learned through experience!! ;-D

Arrange roses on a serving plate and sprinkle with salt. Delightful served hot or cold.

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