About this Custom Cook
A potato is a potato is a potato, right? Not anymore! Thanks to Brava and this custom cook, you can enjoy the most delicious Bravatized potatoes you have ever tasted!
This recipe is for smaller (3/4"-1 1/2" diameter) potatoes.
Really any type of potato should work, russets, Idaho, even creamers. Depending on the type of potato you like to use, their size and how you like them cooked, you may need to use the adjustment slider for future cooks to customize the cook. Enjoy experimenting. They are always delicious! You always want the flat side to be golden brown in color, NEVER black in any way. If you use ground pepper, you will see black spots on the potato and this is OK and normal.
DO NOT use medium, large or extra large potatoes with this cook. I have posted another custom cook for larger potatoes.
The prep is so simple and takes all of a minute or two.
Place a small amount ghee (does not have to be a lot, but more than just a very thin layer) across zone 2 of the GLASS tray where you plan to place the potatoes, I typically coat the entire zone for simplicity.
Next, sprinkle the ghee lightly with salt and pepper.
Cut your potatoes in half lengthwise, place them flat side down on the tray in zone 2 on top of the ghee. They can be placed lengthwise or widthwise. Depending on their size and how many you are cooking, you will need to determine the best way to fit them all in zone 2. The edges can extend a bit into zones 1 & 3 if necessary.
You do not have to fill the zone completely. Again, they can be placed widthwise so you can fit more of them on the tray. And YES, it is OK if the tips of the potatoes extend about half an inch or so into both zones 1 and zone 3. Just center them as best as you can.
And you do not have to fill the zone completely. BUT it is a good idea to use potatoes that are around the same size.
Coat the skin side of the potatoes which are facing up with a light coating of ghee, then sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper.
Slide your tray into the Brava, top shelf.
Here comes a hard step! PRESS the green start button!!
Here comes the real hard part.. WAIT patiently until the cook completes, then remove and enjoy!
Your home will be infused with the most amazing aroma during the cook. Be patient! You will not be disappointed.
AFTER THE COOK COMPLETES, check the brownness of the flat side of the potatoes. Remove any that are done to your liking, some may need additional time. Center the remaining potatoes in zone 2. I have added the option to add additional cook time for additional browining. Simply press the start button as prompted. About 2 1/2 minutes of additional cook time will be added. Check the browness of the flat side of the potatoes again. This can be repeated up to two more times.