#fruitsandveggiesmonday: “Huge Potato Harvest” & “Vegan Rose Potato Gratin”

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How was your weekend?
We finally harvested our potatoes, (Maris Piper and Javelin) last Saturday after the three and half months of waiting game. If you love gardening, you can truly relate of that excitement feeling when your crops are showing off the flowers because you know that it's the good start!

I was really surprised by this big guy. I can’t believe it’s almost the same size as my face! and Indeed, You reap what you sow. lol

I was amazed because it was our first time to plant and harvest potatoes.

So yesterday I made vegan rose potato gratins. It's a simple roast potato recipe but the rose shape makes it look special. A must try specially if you love to make effort for your love-ones and even on special gatherings.

This is my entry for Fruits and Veggies Monday created by our dearest @lenasveganliving, hosted by @plantstoplanks, supported by @donkeypong @thekitchenfairy and other inspiring @vegansofsteemit.
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What is Potato Gratin??

Gratin is originated in French cuisine. It's a term use for culinary technique in which an ingredient is topped with a browned crust, often using breadcrumbs, grated cheese, egg and/or butter.

In my first ever post a year ago, I made 2 versions of potato roses; the semi-open and fully bloomed. Below is the process of my Vegan version of fully bloomed rose potato gratins.

Let's go! and make it .
Course: Side dish/Vegan|Vegetarian|Gluten-free
Cuisine: French
Serves: 2 persons
Preparation time: 20minutes
Baking time: 45 minutes


  • 4 pcs. medium potatoes
  • 4 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder or chopped garlic
  • 1-2Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 handful Fresh Thyme


  • baking muffin pan
  • Mandolin slicer (or a very sharp knife)
  • Large Bowl


  1. Wash and pat-dry the potatoes then Preheat oven to 180°C/360°F.
  2. Use a mandolin slicer on a medium to thin setting to slice the potatoes. (In my case, I don't have a mandolin so I sliced the potatoes manually.
  3. Mix all the potatoes with olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Grease the muffin pan with olive oil.
  5. Carefully lay around 9 to 10 slices of potato in a row and make sure they slightly overlap. Start with the larger size to the smallest one. Repeat the process and there you have a fully bloomed rose shape potatoes.
  6. Bake at 180°C for 40-45 minutes until the edges are cooked, golden and crispy.
  7. Use a fork to lift the rose potatoes when it's done and serve hot with your main dish. Bon appetite!






It tastes a bit crunchy and creamy in the inside.
Simply beautiful!
Until next plant-base recipe!
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I love the shape and I will definitely prepare my potatoes this way :) It's amazing how complicated it looks and how easy the process is.

Congratulations on your first harvest! :) I wish you many happy harvesting years to come :)

Merci for the thoughtful comments @delishtreats.
Yes, from planting to watch it grow, to harvest time, the waiting game was totally worthit.

Wow! This is a work of art! 😍😍 I don't feel like eating this. Haha! Because it's so beautiful, I don't want to ruin it!

Your creativity surpasses my imagination!!! It's just wow! 👏👏👏

Thank you so much for sharing your talent to Steemit world! 😊😊

It's a simple roast potato recipe

Joe, you are very talented. this looks simply amazing... outstanding..

oh, and have you seen this? an apple rose! by @Lizelle. I want to try both ...

well, I love potatoes : P

Omg, thank you for sharing the link @qwerrie!
Prettylicious apples roses!
Yep, try them both sometime & don’t forget to share it with us!

no no, it is you to thank !!

halo dear @joyrobinson, absolutely amazing the beauty of your preparation !! first of all congratulations for your initial post on the potatoes from your garden that are the result of so much work (the photo of the flower is beautiful, I had never seen pictures of potato before !! ) and your recipe is simple and beautiful, I'm almost sorry to eat those roses ... but I love potatoes too :-)) congratulations

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Thank you @hafizullah @innerblocks teAm! Will check it out!

Simply delicious to look at and eat, what a grand harvest you had, well done @joyrobinson and congratulations on finding your way to a @curie with this post.

Yes! Congrats on the well-deserved Curie! Always so awesome to see when one of the family gets a boost, especially on such a lovely post. I love potatoes, but especially when they are presented in such a beautiful way! Thank you for sharing with us!

Yep, and one of the easiest crop to grow.
Thank you dear @plantstoplanks! Doing something creative in the kitchen is always a pleasure.

More potato recipes to be share!

Wow just wow @joyrobinson, when I took a first look I honestly thought Joy is bringing a bouquet of roses to the table, this looks absolutely beautiful! Well done on the curie upvote!

I always have fun doing something creative in the kitchen. Thank you so @lizelle! 💐🌹

Wow I just saw your apple rose @lizelle! Shared by @qwerrie! Prettylicious! 😍

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WOW that is a big one, and what a cool dish not only sounds good but looks so good

But this looks mega delicious and super pretty, joyrobinson :D. Thank you very much.
I know and often make potato gratin, but my potato gratin looks like a very simple casserole. I have it resteemt and try it out on the weekend.
You really have a great harvest, the blossoms of the potatoes are really beautiful :). I buy so many potatoes and didn't even know how beautiful they bloom :D

Merci for resteeming @suntree!
Let me know hoe it goes.

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My first thought was; Oh my gosh, now people are eating yellow roses hahaha.
Guess what Lady Joy?
We will soon be eating potato roses courtesy of @joyrobinson!
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Oh my giddy aunt, that looks insanely delicious. So impressed!! They look sooo pretty. Bookmarking to give this a go - and well done on the Curie, well deserved!

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