Last month as I was doing my daily blog reading I spotted a recipe that blew my mind just a little bit. It wasn’t overly complicated and it didn’t use a million hard to get ingredients. It had to with potatoes and making my favorite cut of french fries at home baked in the oven.
You are hearing me correctly, my friend Lori at Foxes Loves Lemons used our favorite spiral tool cutter and turned potatoes in baked curly fries. Can we say mind blown? Can we say I tried this immediately? Can we also say this is was finally got me to buy my own tool?
Yeah, it wasn’t so I could make my healthy zucchini noodles (although I do love them oh so much now), it was so I could make curly fries.
That is how much I love potatoes.
The potatoes came out pretty good but a lot of them stuck together, it was probably because I was too lazy to dirty up another pan. Lucky for me inspiration struck at that moment that much more could be done with my shoestring curly potatoes.
Next month I’ll be attending the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando for the second year in a row. I can’t wait for this 3-day jam packed conference where I’ll be learning valuable information but I’ll be also getting to meet some of my closest blog friends (like Lori!) in person!
The Idaho Potato Commission are one of the sponsors again this year and decided to task attendees with recreating breakfast potatoes. Now my love for potatoes has been established greatly on this blog, especially Idaho® potatoes. Their quality is just exceptional, from the ones I tasted fresh off the farm in Idaho to the ones sold at my corner market.
This recipe is the solution to your desire for hash browns in the morning. Most crispy hash brown recipes call for baking and cooling the potato ahead of time and then still a 30 minute baking session. Using the spiral cutter means your potatoes are peeled quickly and also crisp up quickly in the oven in their little nests.