Do potatoes bore the heck put of you, too, sometimes? I mean, there’s nothing wrong with simple baked potatoes and potato wedges, but sometimes I just want to make these funny looking, plain jane veggies look pretty, you know? 😀
So that’s exactly what possessed me to do this! Silly as it may seem, it was easy, and, as my hubby put it, “Quite tasty!” 😉
I have one apple slicer that I love, and one that I hate. The one that I’ve always hated finally has a purpose in taking up space in my drawer. It doesn’t cut all the way down and I hate using it for apples, pears, or anything else for that matter, when my old one happens to be in my dishwasher.
But when I brain-stormed this idea, I realized why I have never thrown it away. Call it fate I guess!! NOT cutting all the way down through was exactly what I wanted for once! And it worked beautifully! 😉 (*Although I wish they made a 16-slice one, and the center wasn’t just a circle and it had slots to cut, too.)
I seasoned them simply, just using a store-bought jar of salad dressing that was saying “use it or lose it” time. Then just lightly coating them with a mixture of seasoned breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and garlic salt! Done. 😉
(Don’t ask what happened to the 6th one. It was a tragic accident. So sad.)
Don’t they look nice? 😀 Simple, gets the job done, but elegantly pretty. 😉
All baked up and looking pretty darned cool! 😀 Flavorful and so tender that the petals just fall away! 😉
These are a simple way to add a little flair to a boring meal or quite a presentation alongside a nice juicy steak! Or use them as a base for a chunky filling such as cheddar-broccoli, a ladle of chili, or the last scoop of Sloppy Joes for lunch! The petals pull off super easy for dunking, and would also make for a nice little appetizer for a small party or shower, too! And since they’re so much fun to eat, the kiddos will enjoy it, too!
I hope you enjoy these as much as we did! They were easy and fun to make, and go with just about anything! Take care all, and see ya tomorrow! 😀 ~Kelly