These baked potato roses are simple to make but look so impressive as a side dish for your dinner table! You can season potato roses a few different ways.
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Golden, salty, and so pretty, these potato roses are my first foray into a non-dessert food craft. I am going to share with you how easy it is to make these crispy beauties, including how I totally BOTCHED my first batch.
I was inspired to bake these potato roses as part of this month’s Movie Monday challenge.
On the last (or fourth) Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!
This month’s challenge was. . . . “LUCK! Everyone was allowed to choose their own favorite film so long as it was inspired by the challenge word.
I decided to think of “Luck” in terms of the “Luck of the Irish” and go with one of my favorite classic films, The Quiet Man. If you’ve never seen this movie, I highly recommend it. John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara were a frequent film team in his many westerns, but this film is set in O’Hara’s native Ireland.
Sean Thornton (Wayne) comes to Ireland to buy his ancestral home and falls in love with neighbor Mary Kate Danaher (O’Hara). The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate is further agitated by her brother Will’s attempts to keep them apart, as well as a long held secret from Sean’s past. The film is beautifully shot in the vibrant green hills of Ireland, and full of lighthearted warmth and Irish wit.
One particular scene in the movie shows Sean planting roses. His new bride Mary Kate gives him a quick flash of her Irish temper and inquires of him, “Roses? Are you planting roses? Fine farmer you are! Not a turnip or a cabbage or a potato on the place.”
On a repeat viewing of the film, that line caught me and I decided to make potato roses! A perfect blending of the two personalities in the film.
To make these potato roses, you need the following:
- Baking Potatoes
- Olive oil
- Muffin tin
After washing and drying the potatoes, use the mandolin to thinly slice the potatoes. Toss the slices in a bowl with olive oil and seasonings of choice – I went basic with garlic powder, salts and pepper. Overlapping slightly, create a line of slices and begin to roll up into roses.
Once you’ve rolled the roses, stuff them into an oiled muffin tin and fan them out to create the rose look. Bake at 425 for 25-35 minutes, checking at 25 min to make sure the tops aren’t burnt.
These potato roses turned out crispy and delicious! How pretty would they be alongside your St. Patrick’s Day corned beef or a romantic steak dinner?
I did promise to share how I botched these the first time. I tried to use melted butter, Parmesan cheese, and rosemary. I think I overdid the butter, and my roses ended up black on the tops and soggy on the bottom. I think butter is still an option to use, but you may need to adjust the cooking times and go a little lighter on the butter.
More Movie Inspiration:
- Jack Daniels Manhattan
- 10 Things I Hate About You Sharpie Mug DIY
- Movie Night Treats
- The Breakfast Club Breakfast from Our Crafty Mom
Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you’d like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite here.