Quarterly Mash-Up: Issue 5: Did You Know?
There are over 100 potato varieties sold in the U.S. that are categorized into seven potato types: russet, red, white, yellow, purple/blue, fingerling and petite. For grilling, yellow potatoes are usually recommended because open-fire cooking gives them a crispy skin that enhances the dense, buttery flesh, creating a slightly sweet caramelized flavor. Blue/purple potatoes also work well on the grill, thanks to their high moisture content. Be inspired and experiment with any potato type to achieve the flavor and texture you desire.
Salty & Sweet S-mores
Ideal for Instagram buzz, these Waffle Fry S’mores are sure to be liked, shared and hashtagged! For a salty/sweet spin on traditional s’mores, ditch the graham crackers and opt for waffle fries dusted with sugar and cinnamon. Chocolate ganache and marshmallow are sandwiched between the churro-like waffle fries for a sophisticated s’more experience!
Smoky Surf & Turf
Imperial PDX in Portland, Oregon played with fire and won big on flavor with their renowned Ember-roasted Potatoes, reminiscent of campfire cooking. They start by charring yellow potatoes in a wood-fired grill, then cooling, smashing and browning in butter and oil. Then the potatoes are finished off with a sprinkling of dill and sea salt and served up in a mini cast iron skillet.2 Check out our take on Campfire Potatoes for inspiration. The depth of flavor, crispy outer layer and soft center will keep patrons coming back for more.