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Potato Garnish

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If anyone is looking for an idea to garnish your beautiful plates/platters , this takes minutes to make, costs barely nothing.

 

It starts with the humble potato.

 

 You will need : one new potato, warm water bath, tablespoon of vinegar in water to keep potato slices white, and a mandoline. One large potato can make 6 flowers.

 

 Take one slice of potato, pat dry and gently turn the corner inwards, and simply roll it.

 

 It will look like this.

 

 Keep adding dry slices 

 

 Till you decide which size you like

 

 Take one or two toothpicks and push them through the bottom to hold them in place.

 

 As you can see from the picture, the slices are quite thin and that is the goal as they cook very quickly.

 

 Have a pot of clean oil , temp 325 , place your flowers in. It should take about 5-7 for them to turn golden brown. 

 

 Here is a view of them cooked.

 

 Slide toothpick out prior to plating. These look stunning surrounding a Roast turkey,chicken, pork,, beef , fish of all kinds, etc. The ideas are endless.

 

 

For more thoughts and ideas, here are some threads you may find interesting . When you have some time, have a look.

 

Garnishes

favorite garnishings

Garnishing ideas

Ideas for garnish?

Need garnish & plate Presentation ideas.

Books on presentation and garnish

Simple Garnish

Ideas on plate garnish?????

[Article] Garnish: Not Just Gratituous Greenery

Petals
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Petals
Réalisé avec un soupçon d'amour.

Served Up
(165 photos)
Wine and Cheese
(62 photos)
 
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post #2 of 9

Stunning as usual Petals. Is that inspired by your small apple desserts? :)

post #3 of 9
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Truth be told, my mother asked me if I could do it with a potato early this morning.

 

What's this ? A challenge ? Accepted .  And so here you have it. :lips:

Petals
Réalisé avec un soupçon d'amour.

Served Up
(165 photos)
Wine and Cheese
(62 photos)
 
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Petals
Réalisé avec un soupçon d'amour.

Served Up
(165 photos)
Wine and Cheese
(62 photos)
 
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post #4 of 9

I love how the edges get a little darker than the rest, it gives the finished "rose" a beautiful aspect, especially on that last photograph. Nice idea from your mother, and a challenge well executed. What's next.... a sushi "rose" made with thin slices of raw scallops, finished with a torch? Hmmm ... ;)

 

BTW you're really making your nickname proud!

post #5 of 9

Stunning. Another work of love.

Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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post #6 of 9
Very nice.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the kind words.

Petals
Réalisé avec un soupçon d'amour.

Served Up
(165 photos)
Wine and Cheese
(62 photos)
 
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Petals
Réalisé avec un soupçon d'amour.

Served Up
(165 photos)
Wine and Cheese
(62 photos)
 
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post #8 of 9

That's awesome.

post #9 of 9


Very nice, I do with a turnip. Rutabagga and beet but don't fry use for cold garnish.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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