Potato Baskets

Southern Living
Makes 8 baskets


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4 large baking potatoes
8 teaspoons cornstarch
Vegetable oil


Shred potatoes in a food processor. Soak in water to cover 1 hour, draining and adding fresh water every 15 minutes. Drain well.

Toss potato with cornstarch.

Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Dip a bird's-nest fryer into oil; drain. Arrange 2/3 cup potato mixture into lower basket; press upper basket onto potato to shape into a basket.

Fry in hot oil 2 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels. Repeat procedure 7 times with remaining potato mixture.

Note: Two wire-mesh strainers may be substituted for fryer.

Created date

July 2002