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July 12, 2011

Pommes Noisette-Potato Balls Fried in Butter

Noisette is French for hazelnut and it refers to this recipe potatoes that have been cut tiny with perfect spherical shape resembling the nut. The balls are then sauteed in butter until well browned. I always wanted to make these but could not find a good utensil to do the job. All the melon ballers I tried did not make perfectly round potatoes. They always come out flat on one side like a dome. I decided to make one myself that can make a perfect potato marbles and I finally got it. I am just happy with the results. To make these, you need some waxy potatoes and make 2 1/2 cm balls and put them in cold water. When you get about 2 cups of the round potatoes, pat them dry and sautee them in about 6 tablespoons of clarified butter in medium heat until golden brown. Then place them in paper towels to absorb excess fat and season them with salt and pepper before serving. They are also commonly used to garnish meat or fish.



After I made the noisettes I tried my new gadget with another shape. I call it noisette in a cage. Here's how you make it.

Start off with a cube and make the ball in the center.

Then make the windows on all sides.
Etch out inner squares until the sphere is visible.
The ball is big enough not to fall off the windows.

Pat them dry and deep fry them in vegetable oil until slightly brown.



Have a cage and enjoy!















27 comments:

  1. You really have talent! Bravo!!!

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  2. One potato, two potato or..how to make potato different and interesting:)Great:)

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  3. awesome this artitstic potatoes are cooked by u only

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  4. Amazing, but how about some instructions on how to make your new gadget, I want one :-))) Diane

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  5. Oh my gosh! How awesome! First I thought the little balls look so cute and then those in the cages ..... I salute you, Art!

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  6. Va beh ma tu sei un genioooo!!!:DD so beautiful really ;))
    Vevi

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  7. I had the same issue of potatoes getting flat on one side when carved with a melon baller. I am really curious as to how you made this.

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  8. Dear I really love these little fry potatoes, look awesome and delicious!!!! you are really smart!! (LOL)
    gloria

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  9. Oh my! That looks super cool! and yummy... :)

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  10. Mamma mia! Non finisci mai di stupirci! Sei un vero artista!

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  11. Absolutely stunning! Wow. I am not that creative but, I can certainly appreciate your talent.

    Velva

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  12. Aren't these cute!!! How clever you are.

    I'm imagining how these would be if I cooked them in duck fat. :) (I'm going to hell in a handbasket, I know)

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  13. this is so cool!!!! :) like it!! :)

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    I have to congratulate you for the quality of the recipes that you propose, photos and all the contents of this interesting your space.
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    The Magic Pumpkin

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  15. Hi there! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the comment. I do appreciate it! But look, what an awesome piece of artwork you combined in the cuisine! Pleased to know you and will be catching up your cool art and cuisine ;-)

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  16. Semplicemente pazzesco! Complimenti!

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  17. Wow!!! Fantastic!!! But...which tool you used? Only a knife? See you soon!!! :)

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  18. Ok, I already loved pommes noisette, having encountered them in Paris, but you have blown them out of the water! Wow Art! What an imagination! These are just beautiful.

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  19. Woooooooooo, me haz dejado con la boca abierta que ideas tan geniales sobre todo la del cubo es una maravilla, me encantaron, mil gracias saludos cariñosos.

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  20. So as if making art with food was not enough, you make your own tools too. Can't even imagine what you did to make perfect spherical potatoes and when you say perfect they must really have been perfect.
    US Masala

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  21. Excellent potato balls,making art with food was really amazing.

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  22. Que idea más original. Enhorabuena
    Un saludo!!

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  23. arthur, thanks for showing how you did this. BUt i dont think i can make this, i dont have your hands!! You are clever, friend!

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  24. How wonderfully creative these are! I love them...very addictive I imagine :)

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  25. Oh Arthur, these potato cages are so intricate looking, and only someone like you can come up with beauties like these! The rest of us can only dream of stuff like this ;-).

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  26. Waouh! So amazing!!!
    You're really gifted. I love the cube with a small ball inside.

    It's funny, I found your pictures by searshing other "pommes noisettes" recipe.
    Mine looks very common in comparisaon ;-)

    http://ulriquecuisine.blogspot.fr/2013/04/pommes-noisettes-light-et-originales.html

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