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06-23-2005, 04:24 PM
Hey I have to share this....
I made Alissas mashed potato recipe and it was lovely....but i made too much.
So... i thought...why not dehydrate it and see what happens.
Well.... what happened was .... french fries !!!!
Yeah! when you dehydrate the mashed potatoes to a state where they are crispy on the outside and softer on the inside...they are like french fries.
In fact ...before i turned over the dehydrated mash that i had spread about a 1/4 in thick ....to dehydrate on the other side. I cut them in thin strips...like fries. and WOW !!! they came out like fries. I just finished a plate of them with some ketchup. yep...they were good.
i made a right piggy of myself too. but YUM !!! it wasnt mcdonalds....but it was damn good.
I know this goes against what Raw Preistess commented on about raw foods being its own cusine......but gosh...they were SO good.
Man... i LOVE my dehydrator. I try not to eat alot of things from it...but it makes lovely crackers and breads and treats.....all in moderation of course.
Ok... back to work now..... just had to share that with you.
06-23-2005, 04:30 PM
HA! You're kidding right? I just got done in that exact same thread saying we'll never get french fries and here you are with...FRENCH FRIES!!
Wow...you are getting very creative Miss Annie! :)
So, you made the mashed "potato" recipe with the cauliflower? Okay, I'm gonna try this one out for size (dehydrating it) and see what I come up with! Thanks for sharing.
06-23-2005, 05:52 PM
I'm all for RAW French Fries, I want some too!
Just because raw cuisine is it's own good food, doesn't mean we can't make really good stuff too.
So, have at it, and keep those great recipes coming.
I'm gonna' go to the store and get some cauliflower so I can make some of these bad boys.
06-23-2005, 06:31 PM
yeah... it worked nice ! the trick is to put alot of spices in it i added garlic and whatever i liked trying to get the taste of the mashed potatoes...
my rule is... if it tastes good in the food processor then it will be even better dehydrated. you have to keep tasting it and tweaking the flavour to your personal taste i added lots of spices and things more than just the recipe... i basically followed the mashed potato recipe but then emblished from there.
I dont know anything about cooking and i have alot of spices in my pantry so i just add stuff in small bits to see what it might be like.
make sure that the mash is fairly thick when you put in on the dehydrator so that it gets crispy on the outside and stays somewhat soft on the inside....kinda like a french fry. make sure you have plenty of ketcup or whatever you like on your fries on hand.
I was even thinking about nutritional yeast..... i think that has a cheesy flavor doenst it ? maybe make a dipping sauce out of that.
ALl i can say is.... keep an eye on it to make sure it doenst go crispy all the way through.....but even that wouldnt be bad..
mine came out a little on the crispy side...but it was still really good...and was GREAT with my burger !
if you try it...let me know how it comes out !!!
06-23-2005, 09:34 PM
wow , Ill have to try these :)
06-24-2005, 01:15 AM
I am so gonna try that! Thanks for posting! :D
09-05-2005, 12:58 AM
Sounds great, I will be glad when I get my book and DVD. Hopefully any day now.
09-05-2005, 02:00 AM
I love creativity - especially when it comes to saving food!
We also made the jicama fries/cheesey spread - I actually dehydrated ( for a bit ) the fries. YES.. they look EXACTLY like McDonald's fries.
And last night I made Alissa's ( with my "help") mashed potatos and crimini mushroom gravey ( I call mushroom groovey ).
Yeah, it makes way too much even for us. The mashed potato person in the house said she likes it better than traditional. For HER I did put in some rendered butter ( two pats or so worth ) just to "help" it along.
I was going to mix it with the left-over cheesy stuff - some soaking flax and shredded veggies and make some "breads" in the dehydrator...
but... I'll definitely have to try the French fry idea!
09-05-2005, 01:59 PM
Could someone actually post the complete recipe for french fries.
09-05-2005, 02:12 PM
Go to http://fromsadtoraw.com/Recipes/MashedPotatoesandGravy.htm for a recipe for mashed potatoes (cauliflower). Make that and then follow the instructions given in the initial post to make the fries.
I made the "fries" once and they were actually pretty good. Not EXACTLY like cooked potato-fries, but good.
09-06-2005, 11:52 AM
After my daughter marinated the raw jicama in a dark liquid for a few hours, and then I rinsed and drained them - they were lightly salted and placed in the dehydrator for a few hours.
It left them a bit limp, a bit salty, a bit darkened, a bit smooshy on the inside, and.. a bit wrinkled. Yep, LOOKED just like McDonald's fries.
But, it was a good first attempt. Its all a good first attempt as far as I'm concerned. I wouldn't have thought myself doing what I am last month. :)
09-06-2005, 12:20 PM
I love Jicama so much... Reading this thread made me e-mail my husband to pick up a jicama if he could find one.
I usually eat it plain, or with lemon drizzled on it.
ReneeSC your hair is lovely! I also read your journal. All the best to you on your journey.
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