Chris was cleaning out the “middle” garage to make room for something or other and he found my old Starfrit appetizer maker. I haven’t seen that in years, likely since we moved up here 10 years ago! With the recent “craze” for spiralized vegetables I thought I would give it a go! While the actual process with the two pieces from the set were a royal pain in the backside to use (I have seen it done with just a knife and a skewer which looked a whole lot easier,) the outcome wasn’t terrible lol. Just frustrating.
This is what I started with. You can see the two piece spiral set in the picture.
I started with freshly washed and dried (so they didn’t slip around) potatoes and my spiral tool. It works by inserting the steel spike into the potato with the cutter at the top of the spike and you simply turn… in theory.
It was hard to turn and hard to get the cutting edge to stay in the same spot for the whole spiral cutting process so I just did the best I could with it.
These are the potatoes after about a half hour, yes a half hour, of spiralizing!!! The first out turned out great… the others, not so much.
Once they were all cut, I brushed them with melted butter/margarine.
Then I mixed up the flour, bread crumbs and spices in a bowl and sprinkled this mixture over top of the potatoes.
I topped them with parmesan cheese.
I baked them at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes and then decided to also sprinkle them with some grated cheddar and put them back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
And we ended up with nice cheesy baked/spiralized potatoes. They were crispy on the outside and well cooked on the inside.
While I might not try my hand at spiralizing with that same tool again, the outcome wasn’t terrible… and they did taste good!
Spiral Cut Baked Potatoes
Preparation Time: 40 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes Servings 3 – 6
- 6 – 8 medium potatoes, washed and dried
- 1/3 cup melted butter/margarine
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- Spiralizing tool of some kind
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously grease baking pan.
- Using spiral cutter, spiral potatoes and place in pan.
- Brush potatoes with melted butter/margarine.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix together remaining ingredients except for parmesan.
- Sprinkle mixture over potatoes evenly.
- Top with parmesan cheese.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until potatoes are browned and getting a bit crunchy.
- Optional: Top with 1/2 cup grated cheddar and return to oven for an additional 5 minutes.