Steemit Iron Chef 2017 #10: Eat A Potato Mountain in One Bite!!

5년 전

I came down this morning to see a dumpling-making delegation in the kitchen. I’m the sort of person who won’t thrive in a working kitchen. The reason? I like my space, peace, and order whenever I cook. Since I had to prep my dish in a stressfully-messy environment, the photos are few and far between.

DISH NAME (Side Dish/Appetiser)

Eat A Potato Mountain in One Bite

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Potato, rosemary, butter, salt, and high-quality olive oil always spell success for my tongue. The addictive rosemary potatoes that I regularly make don’t look attractive enough to belong in a SIC entry. I wanted to use similar ingredients but present them in a more refined manner.

With that in mind, I came up with this one! =)

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Component #1: Potato Slices

Potato slices make up each little mountain. I used three types of potatoes in this dish — regular local yellow potatoes, orange sweet potatoes, and blue potatoes.

Now, the ideal thing to do would have been to make a trip to the grocery store to pick out uniform potatoes that could build a beautiful potato mountain easily. A look into our potato drawer revealed that we already had three types at home — albeit all oddly-shaped ones!!! I didn’t want to purchase more potatoes when we had so many, so I simply made do with slicing bits from suitable parts of the potatoes according to my needs.

The leftover bits? I scattered around the tray and drizzled with more seasoning to make homemade oven-baked potato crisps for the rest of the family to enjoy.

Ingredients Used in Potato Slices

Yellow German Potatoes
Blue Potatoes
Orange Sweet Potatoes

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How to Make the Potato Slices

Wash and scrub all the potatoes. Slice in thin slices.

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Component #2: The Seasoning

Each potato slice was brushed with an olive-oil and butter combination infused with fresh rosemary leaves and seasoned with salt and smoked paprika powder.

Then the stacks were assembled and stabbed through with a metal skewer. A fresh rosemary stalks was inserted into each hole to hold the stacks together during baking.

Ingredients Used in The Seasoning

Unsalted Butter
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Rosemary Leaves
Smoked Paprika Powder
Sea Salt
Fresh Rosemary Stalks, majority of leaves removed

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How to Make the The Seasoning

Combine all ingredients except for the Rosemary Stalks. Microwave at short bursts till butter melts. Mix together.

Brush the mixture onto all the potato slices. Assemble potato stacks, picking a large slice for the bottom and progressively picking smaller slices as you build up. The goal is to build a pyramid form with the stack.

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After the stacks are assembled, stab a vertical hole into each stack using a metal skewer. Insert a Rosemary Stalk into each hole and trim the top using a pair of scissors.

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Here's the End Product!!

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lovely towers ... I know what you mean I also prefer to be alone in the kitchen when I cook, unless I am cooking with my daughter ....

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These are gorgeous, and they remind me of something out of a dr. seuss book! The colors and arrangement is beautiful!!

They are too pretty to eat! I love potatoes so I can easily see me wolfing down these tasty mountains. Blue potatoes? Never heard of a blue potato.

Looks nice like little Christmas trees.

Ohhhh! So beautiful! The first time i see the potato mountain with different color, this work full of creativity, good luck my friend.

Could I order two those beautiful mountains please?

So many vibrant colours from so few ingredients, it looks divine :-)

These little mountains look so cute my friend! I am always amazed by your creativity...amazing!
I am same like you btw...I love to have the kitchen only with me in and I can work in peace!