Easy Twisted Potatoes

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Potatoes are delicious! But the way to cook them, fried potatoes or French fries for instance, is often too greasy…

It’s a shame because you’ll love to eat more potatoes in the evening at home or prepare them when you invite friends or family. It’s the safer choice for a side dish: everybody loves them!

So, here’s the solution: a nice and easy way to cook healthy potatoes, full of new flavors and with a gourmet look.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

2 potatoes

2 barbecue sticks

20 grams of Parmesan cheese

1 table spoon of smoked paprika

1 coffee spoon of pepper

20 grams of melted butter

Tools: 1 knife and 1 cooking brush

-> Captain’s tip: heat your oven before to 170 °C (340 °F) to finish earlier!

Step 2: Prepare Your Potatoes

Choose one side of your potatoe and put your barbecue stick inside, screw it to the other side.

Step 3: Let’s Twist Your Potatoes!

Your knife must remain motionless. Use your hand to turn the potatoe and cut it as if you draw a spiral.

-> Captain’s tip: the barbecue stick helps you, while cutting, to stop your knife at the very good moment to obtain a perfect spiral at the end.

Step 4: Make the Twist Appear

With one hand at each side, stretch the potato carefully.

Step 5: Make Your Potatoes Welcoming

With the cooking brush, add generously some melted butter on every inch on the potato (even inside the twist).

-> Captain's tip: butter will help the mixture to stick and the potato to have a nice golden color.

Step 6: Marry All Your Flavors

Marry all your flavors: cheese, paprika and pepper for example. Cover the potato with the mixture as if you put a pinch of salt, but this time be very generous !

Step 7: Insert in Your Oven

30 minutes will be necessary to cook your twisted potatoes (170 'C or 340 'F) with a good convection oven (45 minutes otherwise).

When cooked, remove slowly the stick.

Step 8: Then, Let’s Twist Again: Enjoy Them!

You’re free to add other flavors like herbs.

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    offseid

    5 months ago

    Wow!!!! I'm totally going to try these. Thank you and well done!

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    kjemielity

    5 months ago

    we're going to have these this evening. looks delicious!

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    markburgesser

    5 months ago

    This, I just learned, is one of those dishes that makes a nice presentation without a bunch of fuss. Thank you.

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    KJill

    5 months ago

    That looks very yummy! Nice clear directions, particularly for how to do the cutting - appreciate that.
    Update, tried this - it is much easier to cut evenly shaped potatoes. Also, I found that 30 minutes was not long enough for baking even though my potatoes were small. Be sure you pull them well apart, part of my baking problem came from the fact that one of the potatoes kept pulling back together somewhat though wood skewers probably work better here - I only had metal. They do make for a nice presentation and using salty parma cheese we didn't need to add any salt, love the smoked paprika in this. Thanks again for this!

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    Adamrhunt

    5 months ago

    This is awesome! I love your super simple technique. Thanks for sharing.

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    JGG1701.

    5 months ago on Step 8

    This made me VERY hungry. I'm gonna have to try this myself.

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    inthesnow

    5 months ago

    "Make your potatoes welcoming" has got to be one of the best recipe instructions I've ever read. Definitely going to try this!

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    charlessenf-gm

    5 months ago

    Unique, creative and well done (the taters and the instructable)!

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    chefspenser

    5 months ago

    Great job, thanks for the post!

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    jannie.lloyd

    5 months ago

    This is certainly one for the grand-kids. Thanks for sharing

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    nahu1988

    5 months ago

    It looks delicious, I'll try soon.