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2012.08.08

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Fork & Spoon

Ken,

If I had to guess, I'd say that the potatoes were first cut into cylindrical shaped lengths, then par-cooked by either boiling or frying at a low temperature. Then holowed out, and fried at a high temperature to get that nice brown exterior. Then filled and served.

Ken Sinn

do you remember if the potatos in the Patatas Brava were processed/precooked? or was it just a solid chunk? i'm thinking through the process to make them -- whether i'm mashing or boiling them first, before shaping and frying.

Fork & Spoon

Ken,

Haha, they do kinda have a Combos vibe.

The exterior was crispy, not crunchy. Like a really good French fry crispy, not like a potato chip.

I didnt detect any lemon on the apples, I think they were just cut to order.

Ken Sinn

The Patatas Brava presentation twist reminds me of Combos snacks. Were they crunchy, or just crispy on the outside?
Foam is never necessary, absolutely agree.
I wonder if the green apples were finished with a squirt of lemon/lime to keep it from oxidizing, and adding to the tartness?
The ham croquettes sound fabulous, esp if they were takoyaki-like creamy inside. Speaking of which, I've had takoyaki that's been deep-fried, instead of grilled. It works just as well, possibly better, with that crunchier exterior.
Thanks for the post!

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