Churros? Nah.. It’s Pommes de Terre Lorette

image Do you think these are churros? Well I can just hope, you do. 😜

I’m very fascinated with the concept of ‘food in disguise’, when the food presented is not what it looks like. It is an element of surprise when the taste buds play with our minds. Some might disagree with me for the same reason.😣 So as an attempt to start this style of cooking I made Pommes de Terre Lorette that looks like churros and to give it a more realistic appearance, I served it with barbecue sauce (store bought) and parmesan powder. (I know I am li’l out of line here, but I don’t mind as long as it tastes good 😁)

Pommes de Terre Lorette is a French dish where creamy mashed potatoes are combined with choux pastry and fried. These are fluffy, creamy and has crispy crust. Easy to make. You just need to keep few things in mind. This recipe was taught to me when I was in college. I absolutely loved the cigar shaped pommes lorette, I mean who does not like potatoes and cheese (that too fried ones):P.

Ingredients

500 gms Potatoes

100 gms processed cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste

Choux pastry

1/2 cup whole milk

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons butter (1/4 stick)

1 cup all-purpose flour

2-3 eggs Salt and Pepper to taste

Oil for frying

Method

1. Boil water, milk, salt and pepper. Add flour and stir till the mixture forms a ball. Take it off the heat and put potatoes for boiling.

2. Gradually add eggs to the dough and keep mixing till it forms a glossy mixture. It should be of thick piping consistency i. e. if you lift the spoon, the mixture should form a hook.

3. Peel and grate the boiled potatoes. (to avoid starchy mash, don’t overwork the potatoes)

4. Add grated cheese, potato mash and seasonings to the choux paste and mix well. Transfer to a piping bag when it comes at room temperature.

5. On high flame, heat the oil in a deep pan and pipe the mixture. Fry till golden brown. Serve immediately.

I hope you like the recipe. Vegetarians can skip the eggs and add a cup of cream. πŸ™‚ Posted from WordPress for Android

Advertisements

12 thoughts on “Churros? Nah.. It’s Pommes de Terre Lorette

  1. Fun! I thought it was fried Bananas to start with. I saw a couple of great cooking programs about Heston Blumenthal, the Molecular Gastronomy Chef. In one he recreated the dishes from Henry the 8th Hampton Court. It was fascinating because henry liked to surprise people! and in the secong he creted a dinner party but nothing was what it seemed.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I don’t know about the β€˜food in disguise’? I like to know what I’m biting into?
    The Pommes de Terre Lorette looks really good!
    Waiting for the day when there’s techology that can beam the food directly to me all hot and fresh!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. 😊.. Thank you…
      Oh I just wish…! Then I don’t need to travel to different places to eat… 😁
      And I totally understand…but it is way too fascinating for me when I see something like boiled eggs, toasts and French fries.. And then I find out it is actually coconut creme, Mango mousse and pound cake.. πŸ˜†

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s