Mushroom Bites in Potato Nests

Neurosis can be tasty. Kinda pretty, even. Recipe below.

Necessity is the mother of invention. Along the same lines, I am the (admittedly less well-known) queen of really hating to put things away. Also the mayor of rationalization. How do I find the time?

Well, friends, I own a mandoline with a julienne blade, that’s how. You may recall that I recently used it to make raw beet salad and kohlrabi remoulade. You may also recall that I am the Queen Mayor of Not Putting Away my Mandoline. Still and all, you may be surprised to discover that I would rather develop an entire recipe to use said mandoline again than put it back in the box and put the box in the cabinet.

Alright then, it’s settled. Hors d’oeuvres for everyone. Let’s have a party! I’ll cook, you clean.

  • This is wonderfully elegant and sounds delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Jill

    C-
    SOLD…
    you COOK, I’ll Clean…
    its a TOTAL DONE DEAL! :o)
    name the time, name the place!
    xoxo,
    JReplyCancel

  • Perfect little bites for the start of a dinner party!
    ~found you on foodgawker–they’re pretty too.ReplyCancel

  • The potato nests are so pretty! Looks yumm.ReplyCancel

  • Neus

    So pretty. I must organize a party soon.ReplyCancel

  • Ooooh potato nests, have’nt made those for ages. Like your filling recipe. What time’s the party?ReplyCancel

  • sonia

    We are fanatic mushroom hunters, so our daughter Erica
    sent us (again) a link to your lovely blog. We will use oys-
    ters and chantrelles because those were Monday’s finds.
    Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Thanks, everyone.

    Sonia, that’s fabulous. I wish I were a mushroom hunter. Someday!ReplyCancel

  • I love my mandoline too – up until this post I thought I was the only one. The real question is can you make waffle cuts?

    I did something similar for Chanukah a few years ago – sort of a new potato pancake. It is a fun idea. Will have to try yours soon. Thanks for the food for thought.ReplyCancel

  • Genius. Talent. Beauty. Nothing more to sayReplyCancel

  • Daphne

    Carolyn – Your use of kitchen equipment based on proximity makes perfect sense to me – I really really want to make this recipe – it looks awesome – but I may need professional help – a full session of it – focused on the use of one of my – dare I say it – one of my two mandolines!!!! Yes it is a little shocking – but I just can’t seem to self teach on this one.I just know It will open up a whole world of opportunity….DaphneReplyCancel

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