Baked or Fried, these Vegan Noodle Wrapped Potato Bundles are delicious and would make a very cute and delicious addition to any lunch/dinner you host.
There’s something about the cold weather than makes me constantly crave either bottomless bowls of warm soup or deep-fried things. This weekend, in particular has been terribly cold, and a bag of baby potatoes were staring at me invitingly. I also had a cup of cooked noodles (excess from last night’s stir-fry) and it got me curious about how I can pair them together.
And that’s how I decided to wrap the potatoes in noodles and fry them up (or bake them!). Either way, the result was absolutely delicious! The noodles create a super-crisp layer over molten-soft potatoes – find the right dip (I used mayo+bayou black seasoning) and I dare you to stop with just one!
Making these can also be a fun group activity – especially if you have kids around! Rope them in by asking if they’d like to mummify a potato! Get all the ingredients together – the cooked noodles, potato and spices. And from there on, it’s a piece of cake!
Here are a few things to remember while wrapping the potatoes:
– Rinse the cooked noodles in cold water to remove any starch from the cooking liquid. Let it drain completely before wrapping the potatoes. Once drained, the noodles would get a little ‘stickier’ and it’ll be easier to wrap.
– While it’s not always possible to work with a single long strand of noodle, if using multiple strands, let the second noodle strand wrap over the first to seal it close and prevent it from unraveling as it bakes/fries.
– Once you finish wrapping, use a toothpick to secure the last strand to the potato.
If you are making these for a large party, wrap them up the night before and refrigerate them. The next day, fry or bake them just in time and you’ll have guests swooning over these….
And don’t forget! Dip them generously in your favourite dip and serve straight out of the stove/oven! The molten insides contrast the crisp exterior beautifully!
When you make these (which I really think you SHOULD!), be sure to SHARE YOUR PHOTOS with me through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I’d love to see what you cook from here and will share it with pride on my social media feeds.