Here a recipe I have for making bird nests -
Maybe it's the cornstarch??
To make 4 potato nests:
Peel the potatoes and place them in a bowl of cold water.
Slice the potatoes with a mandoline. Cut them into small pieces like matchsticks
Put the potato sticks, once they are cut, back into the bowl of cold water.
Rinse the potatoes to remove the excess starch. Drain them well and dry thoroughly with paper towels.
Place the potato sticks in a bowl...