Sunday, August 28, 2011

Peru cooking: Potato cups

Remember potatoes originally come from Peru? We'd done potato stamping but no potato cooking! We have two fun cookbooks for kids that we pulled off the shelf for ideas. The first - The Kids' Multicultural Cookbook - is organized by country and was the first source that taught us that potatoes came from Peru. The second - Cook it in a Cup: Quick Meals and Treats Kids Can Cook in Silicone Cups - provided the recipe. The Whirl Girl is very excited to have and use cookbooks of her own sitting next to her Mama's on the shelf.

The recipe is very easy. All you need are some shredded potatoes (I used the food processor). I did a mix of white potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Mix them with some olive oil (about 1 TBS) and 1/2 tsp salt. We sprinkled some cumin on for more flavor.

Pile them on the silicone cups on a baking sheet. You could also just sprinkle them on a baking sheet (our cups didn't really stay as cups anyway and were pretty much a pile of shredded potatoes).

Cook for 15-20 minutes in a 425 oven until crispy. Let cool for 10 minutes and remove from silicone cups.

Eat! (I swear she liked them).

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