Potato Rose Garnish

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potato rose
potato rose

 

Well, I know it isn’t the prettiest rose, but this is my first attempt at learning to create garnishing for food blogs. Ok, it’s actually my third attempt. I had found different ways of doing this on youtube, but each time I messed it up. You really need a very sharp knife and a steady hand to cut the slices thin enough. And a lot of patience.

I finally got the slices thin enough, after many attempts, and got them sorta looking like a rose. But I didn’t have any toothpicks on hand. We had just made mashed potatoes for lunch and I decided to arrange the “petals” in the mashed potatoes. Then I used a sliced piece of green onion for the “leaves”.

I’ve also tried carrots, and cucumbers. I think I made more of a mess than anything that resembled a rose! But I’ll keep trying because I really would like to learn the skill.

So, what do you need to create some of these garnishes? A set of sharp carving knives and patience. Lots of patience! You have to develop a steady hand to cut thinly without tearing the slice.

Dishes look so much more appealing when they are garnished. I think that’s one of the reasons I liked to eat out, besides not doing the dishes, lol.

Anyone else out there try food garnishing? If so, leave a comment below and tell us about it. We’d love to hear your experience and how it turned out.

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