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Subject: How do you make a potato bed?
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: hads[at]my-deja.com
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 01:24:47 GMT
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Ok- I have a question about how you make an essentially sauteed skillet
fried potato bed.  The recipes says to shred the potato using a potato
ricer with enough water in the bowl to cover the potato then dry in
paper towel and cook with medium heat in a skillet.  Should the potato
be cooked first or should it be uncooked?  It is a really interesting
idea so I will leave the link for anyone who is interested.  Hope
someone can help me out with the answer.  Thanks!

http://www.cooking.com/recipes/rerecite.asp?No=2754

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From: zxcvbob[at]aol.com (Zxcvbob)
Date: 15 Feb 2000 03:03:49 GMT
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From the context of the directions, I think you are supposed to coarsely grate
raw potatoes.  Otherwise, the soaking and rinsing don't make any sense.  The
part about using a potato ricer is obviously an error.

Good luck,
Bob

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From: A Ferszt <a.ferszt[at]ic.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 20:11:28 -0700
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Potato nests are normally made from raw potatoes. I don't
think I'd have the hand strength to shred a raw potato by
pushing it through a typical ricer, but I suppose other
people could.

You could shred the potatoes in a food processor. The cold
water is to prevent discoloration and to remove some of the
starch.


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