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Subject: potato nests
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: rlouchis[at]aol.com (RLouchis)
Date: 16 Jul 2000 02:15:40 GMT
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I need a recipe for potato nests.  I need to make about 75 - 80 and will fill
them with scrambled eggs.   Thanks   - Robin Louchis

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From: Cherylann Barron 
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 16:29:12 -0400
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 For the potato nests
3 large russet (baking) potatoes
vegetable oil for deep-frying the nests
a 3 3/4-inch potato nest fryer
coarse salt for sprinkling the nest

Make the potato nests:
Peel the potatoes, transferring them as they are peeled to a bowl of cold
water, and grate them coarse, returning them as they are grated to the bowl
of water. Drain the potatoes well and pat them dry thoroughly with paper
towels. In a deep-fat fryer or deep kettle heat 4 inches of the oil until it
registers 375F. on a deep-fat thermometer. Dip the larger basket of the
potato nest fryer into the oil, remove it, and line the bottom and side with
some of the potatoes, being careful not burn your fingers. Dip the smaller
basket into the oil, press it into the potato-lined larger basket, and clamp
the basket handles together firmly. Plunge the fryer into the oil and fry
the potato nest for 1 to 3 minutes, or until it is crisp, golden, and cooked
through at the bottom. Remove the fryer from the oil, detach the larger
basket, and let the potato nest cool on the smaller basket for 3 minutes.
Using a small sharp knife, pry off the potato nest carefully from the
smaller basket, inserting the knife tip between the wires to loosen the
nest. Make
5 more nests in the same manner with the remaining potatoes, sprinkle all
the nests with the salt, and keep them warm. The nests may be made
3 hours in advance and reheated in a 350F. oven.


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