Friday, November 23, 2007

Earth Cooked Potaoes

I wanted to cook some potatoes in the ground this week for the tasting menu. The ground is frozen outside the hotel so I had to bring it indoors. I used a cast iron pot, some dirt that I could scrape off the top layer of ground, banana leaf, charcoal and smoked sea salt. I first soaked the banana leaf and lined the cast iron pot. I mixed the soil ans sea salt on the bottom layer. Charcoal went in next followed by more dirt. We are using some red potatoes from the Western slope of Colorado that will be covered by more dirt andthe cover. We want a nice earthy flavor to go along with our pork belly this week.

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