Potato garnish

Joined Mar 21, 2001
I'm trying to make a potato ring for a garnish. I want it to be between 2-3 in. in diameter, about 1/2" in width, and a golden crisp brown color when finish.

I've tried peeling a 70 cnt potato into thin sliced ribs, blanched them in 300 degree oil, then wrapped the ribbons around a 3" molding ring and tried to frying them in 350 degree oil for my finished look.

I ran into two problems with this approach: 1) the potato cooked to the molding ring and had to be scrapped off. 2) the potato unraveled from the ring and did a free float.

This cannot be as difficult as I'm making it. So, any help in solving my problem would be much appreciated.

Anxiously awaiting your ideas, thoughts.

Joined Jul 8, 2002
Hi Cooking_Sherry,

You might try this method:

Cut you potato into the desired shape,run it through a mandoline
(for uniformity) and place on a baking tray lined with parchment.
Paint you parchment with EVOO and lay the potato slices down
and paint the top as well. Bake in a 350 oven until the edges start to brown,remove from oven and manipulate to the desired shape and secure with a toothpick. Put the tray back in the oven to finish.

You will have to play with this a bit because too well browned and they will be hard to shape,and not browned enough they might collapes,but it works for me.Good luck.
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