Just when we thought we'd seen every way there is to cook a potato, the spiral potato comes swooping in to steal our hearts. I know it's hard to believe, but a new recipe, courtesy of DaveHax, has found a way to make potatoes even more appealing than they are already. Recently, we've shown you a few outrageous potato recipes, from the appropriately-titled "Potato Volcano" to the "Bloomin' Baked Potato" of our dreams, but none of them hold a candle to the simplicity of this humble spiral potato.
The important thing to remember when cooking potatoes is not to reinvent the wheel. That is to say, potatoes are already great on their own, so they don't require a whole lot of effort to transform into a delicious treat. Toppings are great and all (heck, I'll cover a baked potato in anything from black olives to ketchup), but sometimes you just gotta let the little tuber speak for itself.
Dave's spiral potatoes are all about presentation. Instead of sprucing them up with various sauces and toppings, he uses a splash of cooking oil and a sprinkle of salt. But don't be mistaken, these potatoes are far from normal. To prepare these show-stopping starches, you must first stick them on a skewer. Then, you'll want to make a spiral cut around the entire potato. Finally, slowly fan out the potato so that it forms a long spiral, with the skewer providing much-needed support. Let these puppies bake in the oven for about 20 minutes and you'll have a side dish that you and your guests will be raving about for weeks.