Potato Gaufrette Baskets
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Recipe Type: garnish, potato, gaufrette basket, deep fry
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 25 min
large Russet baking potatoes, peeled
cooking oil for deep frying
2 small metal ladles
Heat cooking oil in a deep heavy saucepan to 350 degrees F.
Adjust serrated blade of a mandoline food slicer to 1/8-inch thickness. Slice potatoes by turning them a quarter turn after each
slice creating a waffle effect, (discard first slice). Keep potato slices in cold water to prevent them from turning brown.
Cover a small flat microwaveable plate with plastic wrap; arrange 4 towel dried potato slices overlapping slightly in a circle on the
plastic wrap. Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully fit potato circle inside a small metal ladle; place a second small metal ladle the same
size on top sandwiching the potato slices in between, press down gently without breaking potato slices forming a basket.
Holding on to ladle handles, carefully plunge ladles into the heated cooking oil. Deep fry
until golden brown; remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat
this process making as many gaufrette potato baskets as you desire.