French Fry Basket – Potato nests are a simple recipe that lends itself to a thousand different versions using different seasonal ingredients and that always remain super original, suitable for any occasion. However, one realizes that there are two main versions, from which the multiple variants derive. One is prepared with a kind of puree, and with a pastry bag is given a nest. The other is to reduce the potato to thin strips and then fry them to compose a way very similar to that of a real nest.
For this version you will have to prepare a mashed potato, for which you can follow the tricks that we gave you to get a perfect mash. The idea is that the mixture of potatoes, accompanied by eggs and cheese, end in a pastry magician and placed on a baking sheet ready to put in the oven. This is the most known variant and, in a way, quite simple to prepare. It can be combined almost with any ingredient, from ham and cheese to a cream made with mushrooms.
The other alternative, paradoxically less widespread, but more “realistic” in appearance, is the nest of chips. They are also known as potato baskets and are very striking. Unlike the previous recipe, this recipe is prepared with potatoes reduced to julienne with a mandolin.