Jan 21, 2011

Fancy Fanned Potatoes

So far I have made so many curry dishes with Potato. But for Divya's January Event I wanted to do some thing different than the routine and one day I have briefly watched this recipe on LiveWellHD show. But with a touch of Indian Spices and Herbs  I have modified this and here is the recipe for you. Next Time Give this Fanning twist to your potatoes.

If you are in a hurry I wouldn't pick this, as this recipe takes long time but no cooking effort at all except carefully cutting the potatoes. But at your leisure try this and it is worth the wait.

For this recipe I have used Big Russet Potatoes ( not from the bag), the big Individual ones (usually used for baked potatoes) you can can find in any grocery store.

Big Russet Potatoes - 2
Olive Oil - 1 Tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Black Pepper - 1 tsp
Curry Powder - 1/2 tsp
Paprika - 1/2 tsp
Dry Parsley  - 1 tsp
Fresh Cilantro - 1/2 cup


  1. Peel and Wash the Potato and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Take two spatulas put in the potato in the middle ( as shown in the picture) and carefully cut the potato ( not all the way down) with 1/4 inch apart. These cuts will help to create the Fans, which the key concept of this recipe. Do this carefully. After cutting the potatoes again pat dry. 
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients (except cilantro) with olive oil in a small bowl.
  4. Take a brush a brush this herb and spice mixture on to the potatoes until the potatoes are well coated. (use only half mixture)
  5. Start the oven at 450 F setting in Bake mode. Place the Potatoes in the Baking Dish, cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  6. After that take it out again and then brush with the remaining mixture. And then continue baking for 30 more minutes. 
  7. At the end take it out stuff the chopped cilantro in between fans and sprinkle Parmesan cheese and bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  8. Transfer them to a platter and Garnish with cilantro and Serve them hot.

Yum! Yum! Yum! the Fancy Fanned Potatoes are ready with no cooking effort, where you can enjoy with your entire family. For your next time gathering with friends this will be a attraction for sure.

Serving Tip:  When you are serving you can cut the fans in full and serve as potato scallops.

Hint: In the Original recipe the chef even stuffed the minced cooked chicken and meat in between the fans while baking in the second batch. I haven't tried that with meat, but you can give it a try and let me know your experience.

I am sending this to Akhila's Event Dish name starts with F.

1 comment:

  1. hi Mithreyi,

    you too have a nice collection of recipes...love this potato recipe...



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