Griddle/Pan Fried: How do you make a potato bed?

Subject: How do you make a potato bed?
From: hads at
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 01:24:47 GMT
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! []
From: zxcvbob at (Zxcvbob)
Date: 15 Feb 2000 03:03:49 GMT
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,
From: A Ferszt (a.ferszt at
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 20:11:28 -0700
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.