Make Your Easter Meal Special with Fried Potato Baskets

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As Easter Sunday 2023 approaches, it's time to start thinking about what delicious dishes you'll be serving for your holiday meal. Whether you're hosting a brunch, lunch, or dinner, there are plenty of classic Easter recipes to choose from, such as ham, lamb, and deviled eggs. Why not mix things up this year and surprise your guests with something unique and delicious? One option to consider is making crispy potato baskets, also known as bird's nest potatoes, as a fun and festive addition to your menu. In this article, we'll show you how to create this tasty dish and also introduce you to the perfect tool to make your cooking process easier and more efficient: the RJ Legend 304 Stainless Steel Spider Strainer. With this versatile and high-quality kitchen utensil, you'll be able to whip up a variety of dishes with ease, including these crispy and irresistible potato baskets. So, let's dive in and learn how to make your Easter meal special with fried potato baskets!

The Recipe

Making crispy potato baskets is easier than you might think, and they're sure to impress your guests at any Easter meal. Here's a step-by-step guide to creating these delicious and crispy baskets:


  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Oil for frying


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the grated potatoes, flour, egg, cheddar cheese, chives, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray. Using a spoon, divide the potato mixture evenly among the muffin cups, pressing the mixture down with your fingers to form a nest shape.
  4. Bake the potato baskets for 20-25 minutes or until they're golden brown and crispy.
  5. Remove the potato baskets from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  6. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, carefully place the potato baskets in the oil and fry until they're golden brown and crispy, about 3-5 minutes.
  7. Using a stainless steel strainer or spider, remove the baskets from the hot oil and place them on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  8. Serve the crispy potato baskets with your favorite dipping sauce, garnish with chives, and enjoy!


For even crispier baskets, you can soak the grated potatoes in cold water for 10-15 minutes to remove excess starch.

Make sure to squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the grated potatoes before mixing them with the other ingredients to prevent them from becoming soggy.

To make the process even easier, you can use a potato ricer or a food processor with a grater attachment to grate the potatoes.

How to Serve

Once you've made your crispy potato baskets, the possibilities for serving them are endless. For a delicious Easter breakfast, consider filling them with scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and melted cheese. They also make a great side dish for your Easter dinner, paired with your favorite protein or vegetable. 

To make them even more festive, try arranging them in an Easter basket with colorful eggs and other treats. You could also top them with fresh herbs or a drizzle of your favorite sauce for added flavor and presentation. Get creative and have fun with it!

Using the RJ Legend Stainless Steel Spider Strainer

If you're looking to make perfectly crispy potato baskets for your Easter meal, then the RJ Legend Stainless Steel Spider Strainer is the perfect kitchen tool to help you achieve just that. This strainer is not just limited to pasta, but can also be used in a variety of other recipes, including those for Easter. Its durable 304 stainless steel construction makes it a reliable tool that will last for years to come.

The comfortable grip ensures that you can hold it with ease, while the dishwasher-safe design makes it easy to clean after use. So, whether you're using it for your potato baskets or any other Easter recipe, the RJ Legend Spider Strainer is an excellent tool to have in your kitchen.


In conclusion, making fried potato baskets is a delicious and creative way to add a special touch to your Easter meal. With the step-by-step recipe guide and serving suggestions provided, you'll be able to impress your guests with this unique and flavorful dish. Don't forget to also consider pairing your potato baskets with other Easter classics like ham and deviled eggs.

 If you want to take your cooking to the next level, the RJ Legend Stainless Steel Spider Strainer is the perfect kitchen tool to have on hand. Its durable construction and versatile design make it a great addition to any home cook's collection. Happy Easter!


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