This Purple Baked Potato Slices in Rose Shape Recipe is a beautiful and creative way to present potatoes as an easy side dish. They are made by thinly slicing purple potatoes and arranging the slices in a spiral or rose-like pattern before baking.
Why I love this Purple Baked Potato Slices in Rose Shape Recipe
• Have you ever made purple potatoes? They have the most gorgeous purple color and a wonderful flavor.
• I created this Purple Baked Potato Slices in Rose Shape Recipe as a festive side dish that's so pretty yet simple to make with just a few ingredients.
• Purple Potato Roses are a perfect side dish to pair with your favorite meal! Aren't they lovely?!
• Love this easy method! You won't believe how easy they are to make. If you're a potato lover, this recipe is for you!
• Impress your guests at a dinner party or serve Purple Potato Roses at your next holiday get together.
• It's also a great appetizer!
What you need
Purple Potatoes: These Purple Potatoes were easy to find at my local grocer in the produce department. Look for a purple bag in the potatoes section. If you can't find purple potatoes, try Yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes.
Oil: I used olive oil, but you could use your favorite vegetable oil. If you want to use olive oil, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil is the best quality.
Salt & Pepper: Pink Himalayan salt is my favorite and good for you. But feel free to use whatever you have. Use your favorite brand of pepper.
How to make this Purple Rose Potatoes Recipe
To make these Purple Potato Roses, the first step is to wash your purple potatoes. I placed them in a colander and rinsed them in the sink.
The next step is to slice potatoes. I used a very sharp chef's style knife to slice very thin slices of purple potatoes. Be sure to separate the end pieces since you won't be using them for this recipe, but you can save them to cook later. If you have a mandolin slicer, even better. That will allow you to get even thinner slices which would be good, but don't worry if you don't have one.
Place the potato slices in a large microwave-safe bowl. Add oil, a bit of salt, pepper and garlic powder. If you like, you could add Italian seasoning or parmesan cheese. Toss together and microwave for 2 minutes. Let cool. On a cutting board or clean counter, place 15 potato rounds in a row, making sure the slices overlap and are placed close together. (In other words, place one slice down, then the next on top of that one, but ¼” to the right.)
Starting from the left, roll the line of potato slices up like a sleeping bag and quickly place in a cup of your prepared mini-muffin pan.
Repeat with remaining slices until you have created 12 potato roses and placed in prepared pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until browned on the edges but not too dark. Let cool slightly and serve with a dollop of sour cream and fresh parsley on the side for garnish.
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Uniform Slicing: Use a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife to ensure uniform and thin slices of the purple potatoes. Consistent thickness helps in the even cooking of the potato roses.
Preparation Technique: Soaking the sliced potatoes in cold water for a while (around 10-15 minutes) can help remove excess starch, which can aid in achieving a crispier texture.
Greasing the Pan: Grease the baking dish or muffin tin lightly to prevent sticking and help in easier removal of the potato roses after baking.
Brushing with Oil or Butter: Brushing the top of the potato roses with olive oil or melted butter before baking adds a golden crispiness to the edges.
Adjust Baking Time: Keep an eye on the potato roses while they bake. The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the slices and your oven. Rotate the pan halfway through baking to ensure even cooking.
Serve Fresh: Potato roses are best served fresh out of the oven while they're crispy on the edges and tender inside. Serve them alongside your favorite main dishes to impress your guests.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are purple potato roses? Purple potato roses are a visually appealing side dish made by thinly slicing purple potatoes and arranging them in a spiral or rose-like pattern before baking. They're often seasoned and baked until crispy on the edges and tender inside.
Can I use other types of potatoes to make potato roses? Yes, you can use other varieties of potatoes, such as red, Yukon gold, or sweet potatoes, to make similar potato roses. However, the color contrast won't be as striking as with purple potatoes.
Do I need to peel the potatoes before making potato roses? It's not necessary to peel the potatoes, especially if you want to maintain the vibrant color and texture. Leaving the skin on also adds nutritional value and a rustic appearance.
How thin should I slice the potatoes for making potato roses? Aim for thinly sliced potatoes, about 1/16 inch thick. Using a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife will help achieve uniform slices, ensuring even cooking.
How do I prevent the potato roses from sticking to the baking dish? Lightly greasing the baking dish or using parchment paper can help prevent sticking and make it easier to remove the potato roses after baking.
What dishes pair well with purple potato roses? Purple potato roses can complement a variety of main dishes such as roasted meats, poultry, fish, or vegetarian options like roasted vegetables or a hearty salad.
Aren't they gorgeous? And so tasty too! Your guests will love these fancy Purple Potato Roses. I hope you will try them out soon.
Purple Potato Roses
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 12-cup mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Wash purple potatoes and cut into very thin slices (short ways, so you have roundish pieces as opposed to long oval pieces). Place potato slices to a large microwave-safe bowl. Add oil and seasonings. Toss with hands to coat. Microwave potatoes for 2 minutes. Let cool.
- On a cutting board or clean counter, place 15 slices in a row, making sure the slices overlap and are placed close together. (In other words, place one slice down, then the next on top of that one, but ¼” to the right.) Starting from the left, roll the line of potato slices up like a sleeping bag and quickly place in a cup of your prepared mini-muffin pan. Repeat with remaining slices until you have created 12 potato roses and placed in prepared pan.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until browned on the edges but not too dark. Let cool slightly and serve with fresh parsley on the side for garnish.