Introduction: Fall Shaped Potato Coins!
Hello! I'm so excited to share with you my fall themed potato coin recipe! Potatoes, as we know and love them, are very versatile in the way they can be prepared, but also in the shape they are prepared in. In this instructable, I will walk you through the steps on how to make potato coins...but not just any old potato coins, fall shaped ones! Following these simple steps, you will learn how to create potato coins of all different shapes! It's time to leave the traditional circle potato coins in the past and explore the possibilities of what shapes they can be!
- Olive oil/ cooking spray
- 1 Rectangular Baking Pan
- Potatoes (I used Russet Potatoes but other kinds could work. Also, you don't need a certain amount of potatoes but, the amount you use will effect how many potato coins can be made.)
- A Knife (A long, wide knife)
- A Cutting Board
- Cookie Cutters (Fall themed cookie cutters or any kind)
- An Oven
- Salt and Pepper (Or other optional spices)
- A Spatula
- A Plate/ Tray
Step 1: Preheat Oven to 425 Degrees
Start preheating your oven first so that when you need it for later steps it will be ready! I found that baking them at 425 degrees is a perfect heat because it cooks them all the way through and gets them that crispy, golden brown color.
Step 2: Wash Your Potatoes and Get a Cutting Board and Knife
Before we do anything with the potatoes, it's a good idea to wash them to make sure there is no dirt or unwanted substances on them. After you wash the potatoes, get out a cutting board (any cutting board is fine) and a wide, long knife like the one in the picture.
Step 3: Cut the Potatoes
This step is very important for how the rest of the project will turn out. Place your potato on your cutting board. For the next parts of this step all cuts will be at a vertical angle. What I mean is that you should be cutting the potatoes into slices from the top (See picture). It also helps to have the potato facing you longways. This means the slices will be longer and skinnier opposed to being short and round. Cut your potato into long slices about an inch wide each. It also might help to start by cutting off the side pieces because it will make the next steps easier. Do this step for all of your potatoes. I used four Russet potatoes that were relatively big, but you can use any amount of potatoes you want. The amount of potatoes used will determine how many potato coins you are able to make and how big your baking pan should be.
Step 4: Press the Cookie Cutters Into the Potato Slices
Taking your potato slices from the previous step, get your cookie cutters and press them into the potato. Try to get as many potato coins as you can from each slice because as you can see in one of the pictures there will be some leftover potato if the slice is bigger than the cookie cutter. When you press the cookie cutter into the potato, press it in all the way so that it goes all the way through and will come out easily. (The size of your potato slices and cookie cutters will effect how many potato coins are able to be made. I recommend trying to arrange them in a way that will get you as many as possible with as little waste as possible).
Step 5: Spray Your Baking Pan With Olive Oil/ Baking Spray
For this step, you can use any cooking spray/ oil that you have available, but I used an olive oil spray. As long as you grease the pan, it'll work because you don't want the potato coins to get stuck on the pan and burn.
Step 6: Put Your Potatoes on the Baking Pan and Season
Place your potato coins on your baking pan. Make sure that you spread them out so that they don't touch each other. Depending on how many potato coins you made, the size of baking pan needed will vary. Then, if you want to, you can season your potato coins with anything that you want or nothing at all. I used salt and pepper, but i'm sure there are tons of different seasonings you could use.
Step 7: Place Your Potato Coins in the Oven
The next step is to put your potato coins in the oven. Your oven should be heated by now since it started preheating earlier. Once again, it should be at a temperature of 425 degrees. Leave your potato coins in the oven for a total of 35 minutes. 25 minutes in (or 10 minutes left) take your potato coins out and flip them over so the other side can get that golden brown color too.
Step 8: Take Out of the Oven and Let Cool
At this point you are pretty much done! All that is left is to take them out of the oven and check how well they are cooked. Depending on how crispy you like your potato coins you could put them in for a couple more minutes but I found this time to worked well for their particular thickness.
Step 9: Your Fall Shaped Potato Coins Should Be Complete!
That's all of the steps! Now you can move your potato coins to a plate or tray and serve them to your friends and family (or just eat them yourself)! These would go well with really any dipping sauce or just plain! These are the perfect side dish to bring to any event in the fall. They also can be for any season/ time of the year because if you use different shaped cookie cutters they could be any theme! I hope that you have fun recreating this recipe and that it works out well for you!
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