Video: How to Carve a Potato Box -

Video: How to Carve a Potato Box

See how to carve a little ball inside a box—from a potato!

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Watch Chef John carve a potato ball from a little potato box carved from an actual potato! It’s easy. It only looks difficult. Chef John will show you how it’s done. Is the potato box some kind of complicated metaphor? Or is it just a potato ball carved from a potato box that was carved from a potato? You decide. Watch the video, and enjoy!

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Apr. 5, 2015 8:52 pm
Chef John = Legend!
Feb. 16, 2014 6:15 pm
Well, wait, John. Is this for decoration only or can you cook it? How? Thanx from a fan! Gregg :-)
Jan. 8, 2014 7:35 pm
wow, that's amazing!! don't think I want to attempt that without a medical team nearby. On a side note, I have made many of chef John's recipes and have shared them with family and friends. Thanks to chef John, they think I'm a great cook. My daughter have given me a title of #chefmom. Thank you!!
Jan. 15, 2013 11:09 pm
I'm a fan of chef john and I was always imagining chef John when he says "as always enjoy". OMG! he is sooo lovely and cute when he says that!!!!
Nov. 1, 2012 9:14 am
Just saw the potato video, amazing skills. Please show more!
Oct. 27, 2012 11:56 am
I have just heard your voice for a long time on your amazing wonderful to put a face to it! I'm seriously going to give this potato project a try?
Sep. 28, 2012 11:08 pm
Hard to cook by boiling, as the thinner box edges will cook and break up before the ball cooks. Try sticking three toothpicks in the ball to act as legs to keep the ball from touching the box, then steaming it in a microwave for a couple of minutes. You then need to carefully immerse in cold water before draining. - A lot of work for a very small result. An easier decoration, with less waste, is to turn (carve) football shapes, grooving the seams and laces with a knife edge, Steam these in a microwave till almost cooked and lightly deep fry to make the scored lines stand out. Much easier, with (almost) all the praise!
Jun. 25, 2012 9:34 am
Just watched the potato ball video and that was so cool. I wonder if you can cook it or if it's just for show on a display table. Either way that was really cool.
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