Potatoes are great for so many reasons. Tater tots. Hash browns. French fries. Every which way, they delight. But we never, ever thought they'd make their way into a dessert with success. Well, surprise, surprise because that's exactly what they did. LOOK AT THESE BEAUTIES:
Photo credit: Christina's Cucina
Let us introduce you to Scottish macaroons (which were introduced to us by food blogger Christina's Cucina). They are a traditional sweet in Scotland made popular by the confection company Lee's. The macaroons are made with a base of mashed potatoes that have been whisked into a fondant-like texture by the addition of sugar -- naturally -- and coconut, for flavor. The sweetened potatoes are then shaped and dipped in chocolate.
The description of these confections isn't exactly appetizing, but after taking a bite of one you'll forget all about the potato because they are that good. There's a reason so many folks have created their own homemade versions of Lee's Scottish Macaroons.
Intrigued? Head on over to Christina's Cucina to try her recipe.