How to shape potato

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  • 2 lb potatoes
Preparation

Step 1

Cut off the ends of the potato using a potato peeler.

Step 2

Cut into the first side with a movement from the top to the bottom.

Step 3

Holding the potato in the fingers, cut into it another six times. Fondant or natural potatoes must have seven equal sides.
Shaped potatoes take different names, according to the dimensions and cuts used.

Step 4

The best known potatoes are. Fondant, Natural, Castello, Cocotte, Olivette, and Mascotte.
The Fondant Potato has a diameter of 1.6 inches and a length of 3.2 inches.
The Natural Potato has a diameter of 1.2 inches and a length of 1.8 inches.
The Castello Potato has a diameter of 1.2 inches and a length of 2.4 inches.
The Cocotte Potato has a diameter of 1 inch and a length of 2.4 inches.
The Olivette Potato has a diameter of 0.8 inch and a length of 1.2 inches.
The Mascotte Potato has a diameter of 0.8 inch and a length of 3.2 inches.

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